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The Cornhill Water Pump stands at the site of a water pump back in the 18th century before the days supermarket water.

Today the pump is just decorative, without a water supply and therefore just for show, albeit as a historical landmark and reminder of the many water fountains, wells, pumps and conduits that helped provide water to the inhabitants of London over the centuries.
Victoria Place
2019 Feb 19
If you're ever in Victoria Train Station and the shops there just doesn't do it for you, then you can head up the escalators to Victoria Place. It's more of a row of shops that a shopping mall housed in a rather shiny part of the station. There's the usual choice of high street chains. A bit of shopping & eating area with a wide range of restaurants, coffee shops and convenience food.
This sculpture is the National Memorial in memory of those who fought and died for Ireland. The sculpture is a pyramid shaped, made of stone and glass. The stone make up four corners of the pyramid, with the glass between each corner and transparent enough to see inside. Inside the structure are four bronze figures, representing all the different branches of the Irish Armed Forces, keeping watch over an eternal flame lit to commemorate those who died serving Ireland. The whole structure is enclosed and the figures can only be seen through the glass.
Phil Lynott Statue
2019 Feb 14
This statue is a tribute to the Thin Lizzy front-man and bassist Phil Lynott. The statue features Lynott standing, right hand on his guitar which is resting on the ground, with his left hand in his pocket. The statue faithfully shows his funky afro hair-do.

Not a must-see, but interesting if in the area or a fan.
This sculpture was created as a reminder of the Viking heritage of Ireland after long ship was found at Wood Quay during archaeological investigations for the Civic Offices.

The sculpture is roughly in three parts. The two ends of the sculpture are the "skeletal" structures of a stereotypical ends of Viking boat and between the two ends are benches roughly as they would have been in the olden days. Except now the benches are occupied by city slickers instead of warriors. It’s a nice and quaint little sculpture and will no doubt become a landmark of Dublin.