Sometimes when we visit a city we focus a lot on tourist attractions and overlook simple things like the local pastry shop or that little hidden square in the neighborhood where the neighbors go to relax. Living in the city of Dublin has given me the opportunity to pay more attention to these places that escape at first glance, but are full of beauty and history. This is the case with Griffith Avenue, where I have been lucky enough to have had loooooong walks.
Griffith Avenue stands out for being the longest purely residential tree-lined Avenue in Europe. It goes from Malahide Road all the way up to Mobhi Road cutting through Marino and Drumcondra. A curious historical fact is that the Avenue is named after Arthur Griffith, an Irish writer and politician best known for his role in the 1921 Anglo-Irish Treaty. I think it is a nice walk to do at different times of the year since in summer the trees create a pleasant shadow that protects you from the sun, and in winter the lights and Christmas decorations of the neighborhood are a spectacle to behold. However, in my opinion, and according to what I have been able to verify from many people who reside in the area, the best time to walk along Griffith Avenue is autumn, because the fallen leaves of the trees form a blanket of earth tone colors that make the avenue seem magic.