Just put together this map of Dublin’s wild places: rivers, stream, fields, parks, farms, forest, beaches, wetlands and uplands. Everything man-made has been removed, with the exception of the canals, piers and docks.
The contours give a feel for the terrain that is lost when it’s covered in buildings. They make you realise how close the Dublin/Wicklow mountains really are to the city.
The various hues of green represent open ground, showing how much of North Dublin is still farms and how usual Phoenix Park is, a huge swathe of green right in the city.
Created using Maperitive and OpenStreetMap data. Title and legend added in Adobe Illustrator.