All my life, I have had this romantic vision of Ireland: it would be charming but not kitschy, clean but not pristine, rainy but not torrential, old but not deteriorating. I don't want to be melodramatic or mislead you, but for me, all of my dreams came true. I am in love with Dublin, Ireland, even though my time there was entirely too short. Dublin was the last city that I visited while on my two week travel break, and despite all my best efforts to stay well-rested and energetic, we were all dragging when we arrived in Ireland.
I honestly don't know what to write about the city. I'll just show you what I loved most.
I love the colorful doors on an otherwise boring brick building. Also, blue is so much more original than red!
Sunset on the first day (blue skies!)
Maybe aimed at tourists, but the band was a lot of fun
Nighttime view of the Samuel Beckett Bridge in the distance (right) and the Convention Centre Dublin (left)
Statue of William Conyngham Plunket, during the rain
View of the city from St. James Gate
Nollaig Shona Duit - "Happy Christmas to You" in Gaelic