I know, I've never gotten around to posting the rest of our honeymoon photos, and I've posted several pages I've done, but here are some more straight photos instead of pages.
Just Dublin at this point… I'm still working my way through Paris and London! LOL
OUr daily “commute” into Dublin… on top of a double-decker bus!
The General Post Office (GPO) site of the Easter Uprising in 1916.
Jameson Distillery Museum
A random pic from sitting on the top deck of a tour bus… in between rain bursts! LOL
Approaching the Storehouse…
Jamie kept saying “I can smell it! We're almost there! I smell the Special K!”
(From the roasted barley.. I think.)
Inside the Storehouse on the tour
The very first Guinness of the trip… fresh from the cask!
At the Gravity Bar overlooking Dublin, at the end of the tour.
The famous 1000 year lease
Checking something off my list of 100 things! Guinness at the brewery!
The Gravity Bar from the street below.
A random window at Trinity College…
This is a DORM! And cool thing (which we would have done if we'd been there 2 weeks later) is rent a room in the dorm in lieu of a hotel! It's right in the middle of town and so cool!
The original campanille from the monastary that was on the site before it became a college.
The Exam Hall
Even the Dining Hall is spectacular.
We saw these trucks all over town… those Irish drink an insane amount of Guinness!
We were really disappointed that “The Porter House” was just a chain restaurant, like Pyramid or something, and not a funky little pub. *sigh* Oh well!
Above and below this text; photos of the Temple Bar area of Dublin… a very cool, artsy neighborhood where (according to my tour books) you don't want to stay at a hotel here unless you're OK being kept up all night by the music coming from the pubs and street musicians. We're going to stay in Temple Bar next time we go to Ireland. Down the street from the pub pictured is “Bad Ass Pizza,” where Sinaed O'Conner worked when she first got to Dublin. Good pizza, too! (Thanks for the recommend, Laney!)
Kilmainham Gaol (jail) in Dublin… where the leaders of the Easter Uprising were held and then executed. The plaque shown below is in the yard where the executions were held. It's a quiet place, marked with black crosses and a huge Irish flag.
Saint Ouden's (ow-din) is the oldest operating church in Dublin… it's gone through being bigger and smaller, so the roof has been removed in parts to conserve resources… my favorite single photo from the trip is the ruins shown below. We're printing it big (like 20×30) for the dining room.