A friendly little Irish man took us on a tour around the official rooms.
Lady Liberty looks in on the Castle, the houses of parliament, and not out on the people of Dublin. They find that apt and amusing.
They had to strap him to a chair, but they still executed him.
It used to have large lions feet. but it was too tall for Queen Victoria so they cut them off and added a footstool!
All that remains of the ancient river poddle.
Christ Church Cathedral
(Containing the heart of a Saint)
Did you know that Handel's Messiah was first performed in Dublin?
Neither did I.
13th April 1742
He came out shortly after a fire alarm saying "only a small fire. Nothing to worry about". Eep.
My first photo as a 24-year old.
In London they have bird-spikes all over everything.
Poor sweet soldier bag. It started to split!
Giant Jesus statue.
Seriously, that thing was MY HEIGHT. Which, admittedly, isn't all that tall. But for an ornamental Jesus statue? pretty tall.
I had to run to the bus because I decided to find this little plaque.
But his blue door made me happy.
I'm sure it was the same colour back then. DON'T RUIN MY ILLUSION.
My poor broken bag. My poor blurry husband.
It took 6 hours travel to get home. Bus, plane, train and bus. But Ireland was lovely.
Next time I really want to visit for a couple of weeks, rent a car and travel around.
Pretty purple-heathered Ireland.