One of the my favorite things about Rome was the constant juxtaposition of things modern and ancient…and plenty of things in between! There is so much history in this city, but it is living history. Imagine seeing these buildings on your commute every day!
Like many European cities, Dublin has bikes widely available for rental. I loved seeing the long rows of them, broken only when someone had borrowed one. The ads on the bikes are for Coke Zero (is that as popular in Europe as here?), but the Dublin Bikes logo is in blue.
A new life enters the world; this booby chick is just old enough to be out of the nest, but still has his baby down feathers. He’s so young I can’t tell what species of booby he is (I’d guess red-footed or Nazca based on the other pictures I took from this area). As he (or she) grows to become a juvenile, he will molt the down feathers and get his adult coloring.