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
From Beara Peninsula.
The weather in Ireland is gloriously temperamental. You might feel a bit bad for these boaters with that dark cloud rolling in, but chances are it was gone again just as soon.
Weekly Photo Challenge: Temporary
From Cahersiveen, County Kerry.
Ballycarbery castle peeks out above one of its stone walls. The castle, which dates from around the 15th/16th centuries, is now in ruins, but parts still stand majestic over the landscape.
Weekly Photo Challenge: Peek
From County Kerry.
Cahergal is a stone fort that possibly dates from the seventh century. It has been reconstructed as much as possible so it’s a great place to walk around and get a glimpse of history. The tall outer wall has layers of stone steps built into it, so you can climb up and get quite a view (including a glimpse of the nearby Ballycarbery Castle, as seen in this photo.) The interior smaller circle I believe was a living area.
Weekly Photo Challenge: Rounded
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