We flew into Dublin and spent the last two days exploring the city. First, I had to drive from the airport to the hotel. I just had to make sure I was driving on the left side of the road. Once we got everything in our rooms, we headed for the center of town. It’s about a 30 minute walk to the center.
Naturally, we had a little bit of rain but nothing too bad. Dublin’s traffic is very slow and it can take a long time to get anywhere in the center of the city. You also spend a lot of time waiting to cross the street. I’m not sure how their traffic lights work, but you really don’t get anywhere fast.
We spent today visiting the Kilmainham Goal Museum and then went and the National Library to see the Book of Kells. We spent the rest of the time walking around the center and navigating through all of the people. I’m really glad we aren’t staying in the center since there are so many pubs. I’m sure I wouldn’t get any sleep if I stayed in that area.
Here are some pictures from Dublin. I like the colorful doors. One rumor is that everyone has a different color so they can find which house is theirs after coming home from a long night of drinking. The windows on a lot of buildings aslo start out big near the ground floor and get smaller as you go up. This was due to a window tax back in the 1600’s. The more light you had coming in, the more money you had to pay.
Thanks, Valerie, for including me in your blog. Your pictures are beautiful and narrative so interesting. I hope you and your parents have a wonderful trip!
I really like that A-shaped Ivy covered roof house with flowers!