Dublin, April 1 2018.
Scientists and palaeontologists are flummoxed by the discovery of what appear to be theropod foot prints in concrete on the major Dublin thoroughfare, the North Strand. Not since the discovery of the Valentia Island dinosaur foot prints has there been such excitement in palaeontology circles in Ireland. A photographer sipping coffee in a near by Cloud Cafe made the fascinating discovery.
“I looked down and there they were. I could sense immediately that these foot prints were no ordinary foot prints in concrete…” explained the talented Dublin based photographer.
City officials were anxious to cordon off the area to preserve the prints. But it being the Easter holiday weekend in Ireland no such protection manifested itself.
Local businesses are looking forward to the unexpected windfall of palaeontologists, fossil hunters and tourists to the area. Local representative Thaddeus Rubble is working with local developers and community representatives to drum up interest in a proposed new interpretative centre to be built near the site.
Here is an artist’s impression of what the North Strand may have looked in the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods. Using photography, the photographer has expertly brought us back to between 205 and 66 million years ago - giving us some sense of what it may have been like back then.
If you wish to discuss palaeontology contact The National History Museum of Ireland.
If you fancy a nice lunch sometime go to Cloud Café on the North Strand, Dublin 1.
If you would like to discuss any aspect of photography just contact me at:
Eugene Langan Photography
Phone: 00.353.(0)87.2597907 e-mail: email@example.com
Studio Eight, 32 North Brunswick St., Dublin 7. D07 TWX3. Ireland.