Weekly Photo Challenge: Experimental

From Dublin.

I don’t particularly like Guinness; in fact, I would never willingly order any kind of stout here in the US.  But I heard the rumors that Guinness actually tastes different in Ireland (specifically in Dublin at the Guinness Storehouse), so I figured I had to at least try it while I was there.  I only got a half pint in case it was still terrible.

Guess what: the rumors are right.  I actually enjoyed this Guinness, which managed to be smooth and almost creamy and not totally bitter like I’m used to.  Some times experimenting pays off.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Experimental

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Glow

From Trinity College, Dublin.

Libraries always seem like magical places to me.  The library at Trinity College (which also houses the Book of Kells) certainly has a magical gallery.  The sun shining through the window of this alcove gives the stacks of books a warmth that echoes my own feelings of contentment at being in such a place.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Glow

Weekly Photo Challenge: Pedestrian

From Dublin.

Dublin strikes me a very walkable city.  There is nothing special about this side street to my knowledge, merely one of many typical Dublin streets we saw on our bus tour; additionally, it’s full of people walking around.  So, pedestrian in two meanings of the word!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Pedestrian

Weekly Photo Challenge: Corner

From Dublin.

This is a very busy intersection in Dublin, right across from Trinity College, where Westmoreland St. curves around the Bank of Ireland (the impressive building on the right) to become College Green (which has a lot of shopping and cafes, etc.)  It was a beautiful view from the sightseeing bus, but my husband was tickled that I chose a photo of a street corner that has no hard angles–no real corner!

I wonder if this area is still under construction; it was a bit of a mess traveling around here when we were there two years ago.  But in spite of that you can still see it is a vibrant, beautiful area of the city.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Corner