Tuesday, October 16, 2012

dublin, ireland (part 1)

The morning after the wedding festivities, we took a two-hour train ride to Dublin.  When we got there, we went on a hop-on hop-off bus tour of the city.  A bus would come every 15 minutes and stop at the city's main attractions.  It was very convenient, especially for visitors like us.

The city reminded me so much of downtown Vancouver (minus the mountains), with people walking around and the streets lined up with shops, bars and restaurants. 

Sadly, we did not go to the Leprechaun Museum.

Our first major stop was Trinity College.  Famous writers such as Oscar Wilde and Jonathan Swift attended this school, and is also known for being the guardian of the Book of Kells.

Unfortunately, cameras were not allowed in the Trinity Library, so I wasn't able to take a picture of just how marvelous the library was.  Below is a picture I pinned.  It's so dreamy in real life!  I would have loved to climb those ladders and see their incredible book collection.

Rode a double decker bus for the first time ever.  Here we are passing Temple Bar.

We made a quick stop at Dublin Castle to walk around and take some pictures.

They had a sand sculpture competition while we were there.  I couldn't figure out what the theme was though.

We tried to cram so many things all in one day!  This post is getting long, so I'll have to continue our Dublin tour on another post!

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