I was in Venice recently to check out the 2017 Art Biennale exhibition. The low and heavy clouds gave the city a fog that was both otherworldly and romantic. Even when cold and grey, Venice has an allure; a faded elegance that gives the city a slightly unreal quality. Like it is a beautifully art-directed film set. It’s the perfect setting to be inspired by art.
Killiney Bay, to the south of Dublin Bay, has been compared to the Bay of Naples and, to be fair, it’s quite the view. The stunning vista takes in Bray Head, the Sugar Loaf mountains and Killiney beach. Homes with this view are among the most expensive in Dublin (and therefore Ireland) and boast residents like Bono, Enya and Neil Jordan.