The Guinness Storehouse in Dublin is a fun way to learn about the famous beer company and maybe sample a bit of their product. But what drew my eye in the souvenir shop?
And yet as pretty as they were, I didn’t end up buying anything because I rarely drink and I don’t particularly like Guinness! (I admit, it is true that it tastes better in Dublin.) I guess I am too practical.
Another cool display in Ireland was found at the Gougane Barra hotel: dolls from all over the world.
We’re back to Europe this week, specifically Ireland and the glorious food we ate there. I love taking pictures of my food but I don’t usually post them anywhere because nobody cares. We had so many good meals in Ireland, though. In Dublin we had Spanish and Indian food in addition to pub fare, plus a lovelytea at Gallaher’s. In Gougane Barra we had one of our fancier meals that was delicious as well as aesthetically pleasing.
I’ve featured the lovely location of Gougane Barra before in photo challenges (like Textures), but I haven’t yet shown its cheeky side. Our breakfast at the hotel, for example, was very happy to see us, and one of the building sports a cute old Guinness ad. We found such charming touches all over Ireland amid the more serious history lessons and inspiring landscapes. I think the Irish have a wonderful sense of humor!
St. Finbarr’s Oratory has such a beautiful setting it’s no surprise that it’s frequently used for weddings. It’s situated on a kind of peninsula out in a lake, where legend says that St. Finbarr built a monastery.
I love the contrast of the natural textures of leaves and grass next to the stone of the oratory, and I especially love the texture of the lake water as it’s rippled by the breeze.