Sunday, December 21, 2008
Dirty old Town
Not any more. The change in the Dublin streetscape since last time I was there is incredible*. The Christmas lights are gorgeous, the window displays breathtaking, lash bars and dental spas (yes, lash bars! dental spas!) have replaced greasy caffs.
The new spire is staggering in it's simplicity and sheer size. I even liked the multicoloured christmas ball tree.
My husbands father passed away, so we did a whirlwind 6 days in Dublin. Personally it was a pretty tough time (more so for my husband), punctuated with many decades of the rosary. Alan's warm Irish family were/are wonderful - oh the tyranny of distance.
The day before we left, I went into Dublin city and took some photo's. The light was fading fast (after all it was almost four thirty in the afternoon) but I managed to get a few shots in.
Here are some. More here.
(* I only saw one puddle of dry spew. Last time I recall them being a feature of Dublin streets)
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