We only had half a day in Dublin before Mark took us on a whirlwind tour of Western Ireland. M decided to cram as many museums and religious sites into his morning as possible and Mark was happy to tag along (sucker!)
As for me, I relished the opportunity to wander mindlessly around Dublin, taking pictures, popping into shops, and seeing Dublin at my own pace.
My impression from one slightly rainy half day: Dublin is full of old European charm with a patina of grit. There are cobblestone roads, cute cafes, shops, bridges, curvy streets that lead to castles, churches, and other important historical sites.
At the right time of day, the reflections on the Liffey River are a photographer’s dream.
Dublin Castle is an imposing building in heart of town. Until 1922, it was the seat of U.K. government in Dublin.
I popped into the Chester Beatty Library to escape the rain and catch up on some work.
More pictures from around town.