Walking from Lansdowne Road to Sandymount every morning shortly after 9, is like walking into a twilight zone. No traffic, no pedestrians, eerily quiet save for the occasional elderly dog walker.A charming middle zone... indeed.
You sound a bit like Michael McDowell, railing against the Dublin Metro because of the effect it will have on one tiny part of Ranelagh.
Lifeless, soulless, stuffy.
Sure it might look nice, but compared to the multicultural, vibrant, north county Dublin town that I hail from, Sandymount feels like a vast retirement home.
An enclave of nimbys.