WWW Day 16: Dublin Day!
Finally we get to go into the city! I can’t tell you how excited I am to see “Dublin’s fair city..”
There is so much to see here, from the buildings to the teeming mass of people on the streets. We started at Trinity College:
We also saw Dublin castle. I love that you can turn the corner and see a castle, or breathtaking stone cathedrals against the modern backdrop of city streets and shopping malls. This is the magic of ordinary days here, because rich history and gothic beauty surround and interrupt the daily hustle.
To me, the thunderstruck traveler, everything is new and refreshingly awe-inspiring, but to the people who live here it is just another castle, just another distant reminder of the era of knights and kings that is taken for granted.
After quick tours of the college, castle, and cathedral, we hit the streets, which were just as rich architecturally and so much fun to wander around in!
The day was long in the kind of way that rushes by, leaving you exhausted. I managed to remember important things, like the name of the coffee shop that gave out free chocolates (Butlers!) and the 15 street performers I saw in one block. I remember the way it felt stumbling onto a small ice cream shop for a treat and enjoying the rare sunshine.
This day has been quite the success.