Dublin isn't that far away from the Irish Sea, it's got a large area of docks and that stuff. You could see the cranes and some red-white chimneys in the far distance and it was clear to me that I wanted to go there.
On my trip, which partly was a long walk down the liffey, I took of course some nice photos which I want to show you. If you like the photos, take a look at my Picasa web album at https://picasaweb.google.com/t.burny/IrelandDay2DublinBay#. All picutures have a Creative Commons cc-by-nc-sa 3.0 license :) If you want to have them in full 12 megapixels, just contact me.
Breakfast started with a really funny and interesting article in a news paper lying around at the hostel:
|Dublin Great Famine memorial|
|Liked the bridge architecture|
|Ship with the Convention Center in background|
|Samuel Beckett bridge|
|Near Samuel Beckett bridge|
|Playing with the focus|
|October feast ship :D|
|An old T-bar for a crane between to buildings.|
Next was a bigwheel beneath "The O2" which is a multi-purpose hall which you might have seen on some of the pictures before.
I had of course a ride for I think 8 €(special offer for students) to to take some beautiful pictures. Only some of them will be shown here, for the rest take a look at the web album.
|The O2 with the bigwheel behind|
|View on Dublin Bay far in the distance|
|View back to Dublin city|
|Power plant entrance with mountains in background|
The picture below shows something I have never seen in Germany in that way: Movable homes and where (poorer) people actually live in! Looks really messy around, but I'm happy to have seen some sides of Dublin which are not seen by everyone.
|Poolbeg Generating Station|
|Beach at Dublin Bay with view on the Irishtown Nature Park|
|Power station towers|
|Some tiny park in front of the basin|
|The O2 bigwheel again|
I will stay at Isy's, a really lovely friend from my old school, the rest of the days I have left. Isy works as an Au-pair there, taking care of her host-family's son Tiagh(say Taigh). They were all soo nice and lovely and little Tiagh was really, really cute. Interesting thing was he could get everything he wanted with two word: Baba(bottle) and tata, which basically meant pointing to something or "please give that to me". Little children are always fun and Isy and I had a great time playing with him.