Last Batch of Dublin Pictures

2015-08-12 at 16:01

The last few days in Dublin I did walk a lot. Did a few of the tours with the app and went walking in the far South of Dublin. And I even had some sunshine for a picnic at Malahide Marina one evening!

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Inside the former House of Lords. Now it is a bank building but one can still go in and visit this room. And it is free.

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U IDIOT!

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U IDIOT!

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You are both IDIOTS!

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The tower at the Dublin Castle

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This church and the museum was free – the church before does collect an entrance fee – why does one have to pay now to go into a church? This is like Myanmar over here…

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This is part of the original city wall. View from Cook Street. Did you know that cooking was not allowed inside the city walls in the good old times. They where scared of fire so people had to bring their food out here in front of the wall. That gave the street the name as well. See – this little app knows it all!

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Trad Music at the Cobblestone Pub. One of the few things that are free in Dublin.

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Perfect light for a nice picture of this iconic car

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Today I went out all the way to Killiney. The forecast called for sun and clouds – a perfect day for a stroll along the cost. And the sun was out in Malahide – but not in Killiney! Clouds again and even a few drops of rain. Still it was a nice walk with lots to see. Passed the gate of Bono – but it is not really interesting so I spare you the picture. The house is somewhere up on the hill on the left.

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View from the Killiney Hill Park

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Cloud paintings

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Did find this nice spot so I had another picnic at the sea.

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Letter from one of the 1916 revolution fighters to his wife. He wrote it after being shot. Ahhhh my little app!

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Than I wanted to have a beer at the pub where they signed the surrender. But the pub was closed. Merde!

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The last day – Malahide Castle

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And the garden in front of it. And finally sunshine – only for 30 minutes but hey – better than nothing!

More Pictures from Dublin

2015-08-11 at 17:33

Did download the Dublin Discovery Trails App and started to do a tour with it today. Great free app that guides you in 4 different tours round Dublin. Very nice!

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Do not ask if there was sun today – nope it was not!

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Looks like he does not really need his car

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Or even the space in front of his house…

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Once it was a place for retired soldiers. Now it is a museum.

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Follow the rabbit!

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A lion with a lot of flowers… ????

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This stone if for a horse. They put it 6 feet under in the garden.

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Yes in this garden. Interesting story. And the little house all the way in the back was the house of the gardener. Nice one!

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Another site to remember the fallen.

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There are 4 big metal blogs at each side of the memorial. They shipped french canons from The Battle of Waterloo back to Ireland and melted them so they can use the metal for the memorial.

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Hello friend!

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Nice touch with the old gas lamps

Sometimes it is even sunny in Dublin

2015-08-08 at 22:43

August 2015 with record temperatures in Germany! It did hit over 40 C in the south. And here in Dublin I walk with my down jacket and waterproof layer – it is quite cold over here. One day we had sunshine and it was almost 20 degrees!
So here are the only pictures so far with blue sky!!

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A needle that does swing quite a bit at the tip in the strong wind over here.

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Looks like a little food garden here. Had no time to ask the gentleman.

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Guess everybody has a picture of that bridge so I needed one too!

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If you ever think you will end up there. Tell them to put a hat on your head since the birds will sit up there and shit on it!

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Another important memorial…

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This one is quite overlooked – and there is no explanation?

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Than there is a ship where you could pay some money to see what it is like. But I skipped that one and did rather help the breweries over here with that money.

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Another very famous bride in Dublin

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And the view towards the sea from it.

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The other day I walked a bit along the beach at Malahide

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Not sure if somebody would swim in that freezing water but you never know!

A few Days in Dublin

2015-08-03 at 00:47

25 years ago I did meet Saran at Linda’s tables in Bangkok behind the Wat. A few years ago she did invite me to come to London. By the time I told her I come over she sold her house and it did not work out. 2 years later she is in Dublin and invited me again. And finally we did meet again.
Now this is not the usual summer vacation. Back at the HQ it is 30+ and they have 18 at the most. Nights are down to single digits – brrrr.
Saran gave me a Leap card and I went downtown to see what it is all about.

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Reminds me of Paris. There is water going and traffic left and right. Only here you have no space to walk – too much traffic on this planet.

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You still find loads of old buildings – but there are loads of new ones mixed too. Not sure where the real center of town is – if you only walk you never have that feeling. If 2015 is your 1st time you might notice a billion tour buses and tourists groups all over the place. T-shirt shops and what not. I have to do better research next time I go downtown but I was not really happy with all that. Strange since if you walk in Paris it is no different. Hmmmmm…..

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Guess this is where most of the tourist roam…

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Not a lot of interesting graffiti so far. Lets see if I find some the next few days.

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I like that one

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And that one…

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The end of the rainbow.

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Keep Clear!

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Irish toilet graffiti.
The one on the left reads:
Rory Mc Gee
Rest in Peace
“Alway in my thought’s for-ever in my heart,.”
missing you more each and every day
Loving you for ever
Till we meet again
Love
xxxxxJakiexxxxx

so sad – to read it right here….

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For the tourist they do everything…

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Need a break? There is a church round the bend for you!

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Once the tallest windmill in the world!

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No clue where I took that picture?

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Once things moved with trains at the Guinness factory!

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Did not want to fork out 18€ AND wait in line for about 60 min. to get a ticket at the Guinness factory. So I did opt for a pint of fish bladder cleared brew in the next pub.

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