Monday, October 28, 2013

Snapshots of Dublin

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Most of my time in Dublin for TBEX was spent inside because of all the rain. My last day there cleared up, so I was able to take some outdoor shots of the area along the canal (Ballsbridge area).

When I studied at UCD, I would often ride the bus through Ballsbridge on my way from city center through Donnybrook out to UCD’s campus. So it was nice to revisit the neighborhood and poke around streets and shops I never wandered around 9 years ago.

A statue along the canal.

A statue along the canal.

 

The back of the Pepper Canister Church.

The back of the Pepper Canister Church. Yes, that sign is in Irish about the vote to abolish the Seanad.

 

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I was amused at the packaging for cherry tomatoes at Donnybrook Fair, a fancy grocery store with prepared foods as well.

I was amused at the packaging for cherry tomatoes at Donnybrook Fair, a fancy grocery store with prepared foods as well. Also, drooling over the parsnips.

 

The Georgian doors across from the TBEX hotel.

The Georgian doors across from the TBEX hotel.

Of course, I did take a few photos from the TBEX opening party at the Guinness Storehouse. True story, it was just my second visit to the Storehouse despite 7 or 8 trips to Ireland.

Guinness bottle collection in the lobby of the Storehouse.

Guinness bottle collection in the lobby of the Storehouse.

 

Samples of corned beef boxty (a crepe made from potato though these were like gnocchi).

Samples of corned beef boxty (a crepe made from potato though these were like gnocchi).

If the weather had been better, I would have taken so many more photos. It was just raining too hard to risk ruining my phone. But at least I captured some shots that aren’t your usual Dublin photos like pub signs, Molly Malone, Ha’Penny Bridge, the Liffey, or that Knobs & Knockers shop near Trinity.

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4 Responses to “Snapshots of Dublin”

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    Hogga — October 29, 2013 @ 6:50 pm

    i like the horse statue

    • ehalvey replied: — October 30th, 2013 @ 12:52 pm

      It was so random, too. Behind an office or condo building.

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    chad — November 14, 2013 @ 5:30 pm

    I lived in Belfast for a year and didn’t even go to Dublin! I am still kicking myself for it!

    • ehalvey replied: — November 15th, 2013 @ 2:04 pm

      After 8 trips to Ireland, I’ve never been to Belfast. There’s so much to explore in Ireland and N. Ireland.

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