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Tue, 01 Nov 2016
day 07 in leprechaun land (0 comments)
oh no, time flies. and so we will we today. it is our last day in ireland for this trip. as our flight will leave today in the evening, we decided to pay some sights in dublin[01-91] a short visit. for better agility and mobility we left our luggage at the hotel which is near to the station of the airport bus. in fact, it's just on the other side of st.stephen's green[01-05].
since our last booking did not include breakfast we went to a small cafe[10-11] we spotted when walking to the city centre. guess this means last english style breakfast for nina for a little while now. after the breakfast we felt fortified again, so it was time to go to the trinity college[12-13], and enter the trinity college library.
that is where the book of kells is on display. since we watched the movie the secret of kells and we loved the cat named pangur bán so much, it was a must to see the original book.
unfortunately visitors were not allowed to take pictures of the book itself. but since the rest of the library was also very impressive, we took loads of pictures in this really marvellous library[24-43].
lots of people, lots of busts, and especially lots of books. while the latter one would typically expect in a library, the first two things were rather uncommon - at least to the libraries i knew so far.
we continued our walk through dublin's city centre[44-91], saw lovely house facades[44,​50-52,​55-57,​62-70,​77-78], came very close to some seagulls[45,​47-49,​84] looking for food, wondered about the street performers[71-73] performance, and saw many other stuff.
dublin really is a wonderful city. a lot of quiet, green areas, but then again narrow, busy streets, full of people - a balanced mix. but finally and sadly, it was time to get on the bus, bid farewell, and catch our plane. the weather was a little friendlier today, with sunshine from time to time, but most of the day was cloudy, with temperatures around 13°C.
this whole ireland trip was great. big thanks, as usual, to nina for accompanying me and doing most of the planing. some stuff for the statistics department: kilometres driven with car: 581 usable pics taken on trip: 750 track for day 07. track for day 01 to day 07.

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