Dublin’s Urban Beach

Bij over in Paris Metblogs had just written about Paris Plage (well, sort of) a couple of days ago, and today, upon returning from my holiday, I received an email from a friend about our very own Urban Beach, which is actually starting today!

So does that mean, this year, we beat Paris in the race for a beach in the city? ;-)

Urban Beach

Of course, Paris (among other cities) was the source of inspiration for such an event. Afterall, this is only the first time that a “beach” is brought into our fair city. Otherwise, it’s a short DART ride to Bray or other urban villages along the Dublin coastline and we’re in money for some seaside fun.

However, I think we may have up the ante a little, that the Urban Beach is not just about having some space to sit on sand and getting a tan. Instead, there are dance evenings organises, and between salsa, samba, tango and the likes, we’re venturing into the summer culture of Latin American. Throw in a few cocktails and it will be hot, hot, hot!

If only the weather holds up, of course. As much as we love it here, we also know the unpredictable nature of our skies, even at the height of summer. It’s July and we’re getting downpour even yesterday like nobody’s business. It’s quite unfair really. I really think we deserve at least 22-25°C with bright sunny spell all day long.

At least for a couple of weeks while Urban Beach is running?

Ps: Happy 4th of July to all our American readers!

2 Comments so far

  1. Bij (bijoe) on July 4th, 2008 @ 1:57 pm

    can’t be a true competition since Paris Plage will START on the 20th… :P and last till august!
    there’s also (independently) some dancing on the "Quais de Seine" ;)

  2. Lil (lilianl) on July 7th, 2008 @ 10:48 am

    yeah, but we start before paris plage so… ;)
    and for a first year effort, 2 weeks plus is not bad in my opinion… :D

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