Yes, I was back in Dublin again. There was not much happened during the week. Most of the
shops closed after 6pm in the city centre. And I worked past 7pm most of the time. I was just too
tired and lazy to go out and see the "closed" city.
Not until the Saturday, I went out to see St. Patrick's Church and the Guiness Brewery. It was a
very interesting experience to tour through the St. Patrick's Church. It is a big church with lots
of history behind it.
Guiness Brewery, of course, was another highlight of that day. From the top floor, you can see the
entire Dublin city centre. And on other floors, you will visit the history of how Arthur Guiness
built the brewery of his dream.
And at last, I enjoyed 2-hour of live performance from the street musicians at Grafton Street
in the city centre.
This is the shower in the hotel ....(see next pic).
I have to wait for actually 2 minutes for the hot water.
We have "greyhound" in North America. They have the green Eireann.
Having a Tiger beer in a Thai Restaurant ....
One of the long canals in Dublin.
A theatre located around Grafton St. Look at the Shamrock on top of the lamp post
Lots of musicians performing at Grafton St, this was one of them ....
Spinach Pizza at a Italian restaurant.
Christchurch Cathedral around Temple Bar
Having a Heineken (a preview before I head to the Netherlands).
Outside of an old apartment building.
River Liffey ...
Famine sculpture on the banks of River Liffey ....
These are the Famine Sculptures.
Train crossing River Liffey to Connellt Station.
Custom house ....
Dublin Spire on O'Donnell St.
Dublin has a very good re-cycling program for commercial use product.
Another lamp post on River Liffey ....
Look what I find their local papers.
Job market in Dublin isn't bad at all.
St. Patrick's Church in Dublin....
Very good idea to fix these chairs together.
Main hall inside St. Patrick's Church ....
Stained Glass 1 ...
Stained Glass 2 ...
Stained Glass 3 ....
Stained Glass 4 ...
Knights of the St. Patrick's Church (Left 12's).
Knights of the St. Patrick's Church (Right 12's).
These tiles are originals !
St. Patrick's Church from outside.
Guiness Brewery, here I come.
Original Cobblestones and Tracks (150 years old)
And of course my signature shadow.
Yes, it is the Guiness !
These original steel beam structure was one of the best architectural design in 1900s.
View from the top floor bar at Guiness's brewery....
Who's next? Enjoy !
You can see almost the entire Dublin city centre from here! St. Stephen Green is the park in the middle of the Dublin, can you find it?
That is the actual brewery on the other side of the street .....
"Wait, I am not ready yet", said the "Guiness beer"....
This is the reflection image off a glass table.
People just kept coming ....
Trinity College is not far from here ...
Very good design, wasn't it ?.
Original copper piped pump.
Natural sunlight was in the plan when it was built in 1900s ....
This national emblem, the Harp, is on every Guiness. It is also on all Ireland's euro coins.
Engineering in the brewing beer was so advaned at the time.
Guiness casks ....
One, ...Two, Three, .. Four ...Five, ... ..URhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.....
Yes, I was here.
Luckily I got in before these tourists...
Can I get in from the back door ? NO !.
Where was I ? The whole street around Guiness Brewery was paved like this.
Walked by Christchurch Cathedral again ... by Temple Bar.
Designyard is a local success story of preserving the historic district of Dublin. They turned an historic area near Temple Bar into a local designers tavern
Local designers selling their products.
Which way should I go ? Drinks (Temple Bar), Shopping (Grafton & Henry St).
Some of these buildings are 400 years old.
I chose Grafton St.
These 5 Slovaks are playing live music on Grafton St. There were about 200 people enjoying their performance including me.
Listen to their performance. Click to play video (10.5 MB file).