Last Batch of Dublin Pictures

The last few days in Dublin I walked a lot. A few of the walking tours with the app and over the far South of Dublin for more walking. 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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Killiney

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.

Back in Dublin again

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Letter from one of the 1916 revolution fighters to his wife. He wrote it after being shot and before he died. 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

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

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!