As mentioned yesterday, I will break up the Dublin photos into several posts. Here’s a look a park and monuments. Enjoy!
Viking Long Stone dating from the 10th century with a Victorian building in the background
Molly Malone (yes, the one from the song)
It was extremely difficult to get a clear shot of Molly, because people were constantly posing in front of her or sitting down on her base. And there was that guy dressed as a leprechaun who was hawking hell knows what right next to her.
The Literary Parade with plaques honouring Dublin's many great writers
A statue of playing children. This one was in a small park right next to the hotel.
The Dublin Spire, a gleaming steel sculpture replacing a Nelson monument blown up by the IRA
The statue of James Joyce seems to be looking up at the Spire as if marveling about its presence (What is this and what is it doing it doing in my city?) which made for a nice juxtaposition.
Statue of Daniel O'Connell, a 19th century mayor of Dublin and activist for Irish freedom
Monument to Charles Parnell, another important figure in the fight for Irish independance. The building in the background is a former hospital, now a museum.
Interesting orb-shaped sculpture in front of the otherwise dull building of the Irish national bank.
One thing that struck me about Dublin were the many ornate lampposts. One can be seen in yesterday’s post. Here are two more:
Foot of an ornamented lamppost with the river Liffey in the background
And now for some green. The “emerald isle” is definitely justified, because Ireland really is very green (also visible from the air). Besides, Dublin has many lovely parks:
St. Stephen's Green Park
Seagulls at St. Stephen's Green Park
More seagulls in St. Stephen's Green Park
Fountain and pavillion in St. Stephen's Green Park
This shurb is called "Rotdorn" in German. I have no idea what it is in English, but it sure is lovely.