Dublin's Iconic Image Branding

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In France Eiffel Tower is used to portray Paris,
in London it is Big Ben,
in Rome it is Colesseum,
in Sydney it is Opera House,
in New York it is Statue of Liberty.

All of which will make people realise you are referring to a specific country once shown.

What should be the Iconic image that is used to Portray Dublin.
Remit is that makes outline instantly recogniseable across the World.

Personally would think there are 3 which easily come to mind
Hapenny Bridge
Facade of Trinity College
Grattans Parliment Building

Personally would go for the Bridge as quite simply it is a beautiful structure that is not easily confused with anything else.
 


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In France Eiffel Tower is used to portray Paris,
in London it is Big Ben,
in Rome it is Colesseum,
in Sydney it is Opera House,
in New York it is Statue of Liberty.

All of which will make people realise you are referring to a specific country once shown.

What should be the Iconic image that is used to Portray Dublin.
Remit is that makes outline instantly recogniseable across the World.

Personally would think there are 3 which easily come to mind
Hapenny Bridge
Facade of Trinity College
Grattans Parliment Building

Personally would go for the Bridge as quite simply it is a beautiful structure that is not easily confused with anything else.
The two old ESB chimneys! Seen from the plane, the ferry and a stroll along Dollymount Strand...
 
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The two old ESB chimneys! Seen from the plane, the ferry and a stroll along Dollymount Strand...
Something which in Outline will let majority of people say ................ Ah that is Dublin.
Just like if you see Eiffel Tour you know its Paris.
 

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A combination of old and new. O'Connell street could be a beautiful place if it had the right kind of stores and cafes.
 

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The two ESB towers, as long as they can stand.

What is the score on the Spire?. It was supposed to be self cleaning, but I hear it is costing a lot to maintain
 
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I thought it was the conference centre with the Samuel Beckett bridge?
 
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The Wellington Monument?
 
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If you show ESB towers, Wellington Monument to a foreign tourist who has visited Dublin once and ask what city it represents out of 100 I would imaging neither would get beyond a handful.

Show them Hapenny Bridge and its easily recogniseable and remembered.
 
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If you show ESB towers, Wellington Monument to a foreign tourist who has visited Dublin once and ask what city it represents out of 100 I would imaging neither would get beyond a handful.

Show them Hapenny Bridge and its easily recogniseable and remembered.
I was merely suggesting an alternative. The Hapenny Bridge would be the icon.
 

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Pint of Guinness or the Spire...

I've seen the spire incorporated into several 'Dublin' logos where it serves as the letter 'l' in the text.

If Dublin City Council actually lit it properly at night and incorporated coloured lighting on various occasions - e.g. red on Valentine's day, green during the St. Patrick's festival, rainbow during Pride etc. it would connect it with people much more than it currently does...

It's baffling to me how abysmally lit it is at night...
 


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