Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflecting

From Dublin.

My mom actually took this picture, but I don’t think she’ll mind my sharing it.  This is in St. Stephen’s Green, a lovely public park in heart of Dublin.  Our hotel was right across the street, so we walked through the park a lot.  One of my favorite parts was the pond that attracts ducks and other birds.  I could watch ducks all day!


Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflecting

Weekly Photo Challenge: It IS Easy Being Green!

From various, Ireland.

They don’t call Ireland the Emerald Isle for nothing!  I had so many pictures to choose from this week, I tried to give a varied selection.  Every landscape has multiple shades of green from grasses and fields and shadows.  Even in the cities, green is everywhere!

Weekly Photo Challenge: It IS Easy Being Green!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Atop


From Dublin, Ireland.

A trip to the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin is worth it for the view out of the top floor Gravity Bar.  (The pint was actually pretty good, too.)  You can see so much of the city, and there is some info about what all the sights are.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Atop

Weekly Photo Challenge: The Road Taken


From Trinity College, Dublin.

Our tour guide told us about a superstition regarding the Trinity College bell tower, or campanile: it’s said that any student who passes beneath it while the bell tolls will fail his or her exams.  We all confirmed that this was not a concern for us before traversing the walkway.

There were some students graduating on the day we were there, so perhaps some of them also braved the path for the first time!

Weekly Photo Challenge: The Road Taken

Weekly Photo Challenge: Relax


From Dublin, Ireland.

In Dublin, we stayed at Stauntons on the Green, a Georgian townhouse hotel between some government buildings across the street from St. Stephen’s Green.  It had such wonderful charm, and it was always a treat to return here to relax after a day of sightseeing.  There were gardens out back, too.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Relax