Saturday, September 5, 2009

Marcia in Arklow

Here is Marcia waiting for the early morning train from Arklow to Dublin-before the real rain started.

Dublin-Statues of St. Stephen's Green

If you go to Chicago or even New York you won't have to know much about American history to enjoy the public artwork. Mostly it is about visual asthetic. In Ireland, be prepared for history and politics.

Lord Ardieaum (Guiness family heir) who gave the land for this park. (Not the bust, the whole figure-blogger pushes my patience by moving my text to where it wishes-you may have noticed.)

Dublin-St Stephen's Green

Here are two trees for Ed in St Stephen's Green.

In the UK, swans have royal patronage. In Ireland they are suceptable to handouts. Though I am not totally up to date on laws in Briton, there are or have recently been laws about messing with swans, as they all belong(ed) to the Queen. Across the sea, this guy could have been nicked for what he is doing.


Dublin-Sinnott's Pub

Got Guinness???




Some of these have to be clicked open to enjoy. It's also getting harder to enjoy the reflections for the "to let" signs-harder to enjoy on several levels.



Dublin-peace fountain

There is a little courtyard next to the Conrad where I enjoyed the fountain and the reflections.


Dublin-Around St Stephens Green

The Shelbourne Hotel. We caught Mary Gibbon's tour here. The Conrad, where we stayed, was posh, but the Shelbourne looked even posher.

The Opera House is across the street from the Conrad. Wouldn't mind going back for a performance.