One of my very favourite buildings in Dublin, a love nest with a view, a "trompe l'oeil" in the heart of the capital!
This is different, usually we are dealing with new buildings which have dis-improved over the years. Whereas we can see from the Street view link supplied by sharon.corbet
that this building looks 100% better than it did 100 years ago - well done OPW.
Sharon also links us to a short history of the Casino in Marino again thanks to our friends at the Dictionary of Irish Architects www.DIA.ie
The following is from Heritage Ireland (I found this myself!!)
The Casino was designed by Sir William Chambers as a pleasure house for James Caulfeild, 1st Earl of Charlemont. It is one of the finest 18th century neo-classical buildings in Europe The Casino, meaning "small house", surprisingly contains 16 finely decorated rooms, endlessly rich in subtlety and design. It is a remarkable building - both in terms of structure and history.
The Casino is located at Marino, just off the Malahide Road and only three miles north of the centre of Dublin.
Photographer: Thomas H. Mason
Collection: The Mason Photographic Collection
Date: Circa 1901 - 1910
NLI Ref: M14/28
You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
Source: Flickr Commons