Friday, 22 June 2012

Dublin: When Irish eyes are smiling

Loved Dublin!

The city is so young and alive. 
It's no challenge to find a pub with live music any day of the week (in Temple area).
The Dubliners really love their classic 80s soft rock. The quality of the musicians really makes you want to discover those hits that you've heard 1000 times on your local radio.

The street fashion is indie and varied. While I would describe Vienna as being the home of Burberry scarves and Longchamp purses (both items I love), Dublin however is much more a collective and sometimes eccentric style, with identifiable London tendencies. There is no wonder why everyone is so individually dressed, the shopping is like no other!!!
Tuuli described it as "Little London" 
Topshop, River Island (better than Topshop?), Urban Outfitters, & Pennys (Primark) were my favourites. Oh, and American Apparel was 3 floors; the best I've ever seen.

The scenery is of course just as expected (green and lush). We took a trip Saturday to the Monastery and it was surreally beautiful (photos in 2nd post).

The Spire (aka, how to find the bus stop at night)

My host family's house (loved them!)

street below us

At the sea in front of the neighbourhood.

Everything is written in English and Irish.

Sunday night football (soccer) match

Let's get learnin'!

The street our english school (institute) was on.

Too scared to try anything and end up disappointed, better wait until Canada.

(Left) Our enthusiastic and very Irish tour guide.

Give it to the birds

Temple Bar area

Street musicians

Our bar...



American Apparel... crazy.

He thought he was the Burger King

The bouncer at the BK lounge.

Self explanatory..

Not too bad for Tuuli and me

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