My weekend getaway in Dublin was lovely. The type of trip that rejuvenates me and inspires me about what I want in my life. I enjoyed eating my heart out, visiting Temple Food market, spending time with a friend and roaming the city. and The weather was semi sunny and everyone was telling me how lucky I was because the weather had been cold and rainy for the last several months. I was expecting rain. I was elated to only have one day of rain instead of three.
I was surprised at how small Dublin is. I didn’t have expectations but did naturally assume it would be bigger than it was. This just made it easier to relax and not feel like I had to “rush and see everything” or that I was missing out since I wasn’t feeling like being a “full on tourist.”
Here’s a sampling of what I saw
My friend pointed this street cleaning machine out on the first day and I laughed every time I saw one. They were always out cleaning, even during the busiest times, Saturday at mid day. Dublin is a very clean city and we can thank the street cleaners!
Maybe if more cities had cute drawings by kids on their garbage cans, people would think twice and be more inclined to throw their trash in the bin rather than on the ground. Call me a dreamer…
I was smiling every time I saw Daffodils. I love these flowers as they represent spring is coming and/or Spring is here.They were all over Dublin. They really brighten a grey sky day!
Yes, these statues are a live. Leave a tip and then they move. I don’t know how they do it. Impressive.
These statues are very eerie and really capture the dire situation. I was surprised to learn (from Sarah. She says not many people know this part of history) that during the potato famine enough food was being grown in Ireland to prevent people from dying. However, Britain ruled Ireland at the time and food being grown was only for export. I was beyond words and in shock. My, how some things haven’t changed. Our current global food system has numerous problems but somehow it functions because it’s all based on economics. (Side note: We currently grow enough food to feed the world but too much is exported, imported and a LOT wasted for the sake of economics. Oh yes, Money moves the world.)
Irish emigrants sought hope and new beginnings on this ship to the “New World”
A reminder that in Ireland, just like in the Britain they drive on the left side of the road. I’m always thankful for the reminders. Why doesn’t the other half (3/4 of the world) have signs saying “Look Right”?