Thursday, June 16, 2011


Ah, what a wonderful trip, and such a gorgeous country! We spent most of our time exploring Dublin, but did go to the North and South (Howth and Dun Laoghaire) and we went into the Wicklow Mountains.

So Dublin itself kept surprising us with how small it is compared to Montreal. We would walk everywhere and really, the furthest was a couple of kilometers! It was a great place to walk, and we did a lot of touristy things, although Dublin Castle was closed the day we wanted to go for the Queen's visit. I think Trinity College was closed as well, so we didn't get to see the Long Room. See below for what we missed!

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But that just means we have an excuse to go again!

So I didn't end up bringing the big camera, just my point and shoot, but that worked out in the end since it fit nicely in my pocket and is actually a great little camera. I took a lot of photos, we gave ourselves the challenge of getting over 400 photos and videos, and we succeeded! But no worries, only a few will be going up!

Dublin had lots of great architecture and tons of green spaces! Such a nice place to visit. I am not sure if I would live there, it is rather expensive! So what follows will be a couple of photos from our trip. It was a lovely place to wander around in, and I am eager to go on more trips now!

A lovely building beside St. Stephen's Green

St. Patrick's Cathedral, isn't it just beautiful?

Detail of the cathedral

More detail

Isn't that design on the windows fabulous?

Christchurch, connected to Dublinia, the Viking and Medieval exhibit

Main pond at Powerscourt Gardens

Wicklow Mountains, that peak is Sugarloaf

Just a great juxtaposition of old and new in Dublin, plus, I love the red door

The entrance to the Museum of Modern Art, ah the irony!

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