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: Wish


From County Cork, Ireland.

Blarney Castle is home to the famous Blarney Stone, which we visited as all tourists to Ireland are required to do.  I tried kissing the stone in an attempt to receive the “gift of gab” as the legend goes, but my wish does not appear to have been granted.  I’m still the same shy introvert.  Maybe it takes a while to kick in?

Weekly Photo Challenge: Wish

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: A Good Match


From the River Shannon ferry.

I think I’ve shown this one before, but it was just too perfect for this week.  For our trip to Ireland, my mom and I got new walking shoes…identical ones!  We even wear the same size shoe (5.5 US), so they are quite a good match!  These shoes were also waterproof, so with a good pair of insoles, they carried us all around the island for a week very well (we broke them in before we went).

I think I’ve decided that I’m on the left in the picture, based on the angle and the jeans.

Weekly Photo Challenge: A Good Match

Weekly Photo Challenge: Against the Odds


From Dingle, Ireland.


I actually love taking pictures of cars when I travel.  As part of a scrapbook, they really provide context for the time and place I visited.  I also love European cars, which are typically smaller than American ones, and you would never see a row of hatchbacks like this in the US.

But I was surprised to find that one of these cars is the exact same model as my own here in Ohio!  Color and everything.  What are the odds? (Actually pretty good, it’s a popular model both here and in Europe. >_< But I was still tickled.  Plus, mine is a stick shift, and I’m guessing these are, too.)

Can you guess which car is mine? ~_^

Weekly Photo Challenge: Against the Odds