Discovering Dublin

Discovering Dublin

Aah Dublin! There’s so much to say about this vibrant place! I would say it’s a place where the word boring cannot exist. One thing is for sure, you will always find something to do there! I’ve been around in Dublin last weekend and it’s been one of the most amazing weekends ever. My husband and I had a great time walking around the city. It was my first time discovering the capital and if you ask me about my first impression in one word, it is: E-X-C-I-T-I-N-G!

From the weather, the buildings, the crowd, the malls to the bars, everything is so full of life. There are people at every corner of the streets: some of them in groups, others busy walking alone at a fast pace, some just seem to be hanging around casually and there are also those who seem to be absorbing every single detail around them. Everyone seemed busy with their own motives and mine was just discovering the city as much as I could.

Restaurants, bars and monuments

We walked a lot; from the car park at Fleet Street to O’Connell Street and Parnell Street, there was so much going on! It’s not that hard to find a car park in Dublin with the help of Google maps. However, car park is quite expensive in the center of the city. While walking down the street, the buzzing crowd is the first thing you will notice. We came across a number of restaurants and bars before crossing the Ha’penny Bridge which is a landmark 1800s pedestrian bridge beautifully built over river Liffey. We even spent some time at The Temple bar where live Irish music was being played. What a fun atmosphere it was!

As we stood over the bridge, there was a swimming competition going on and people were cheering for the participants swimming in the cold water. Later, I got to know that it was the Dublin City Liffey swim. It is the oldest and most prestigious open sea race in Ireland with hundreds of competitors of all ages and nationalities. We took a couple of pictures to capture the moment and continued walking towards ‘The Spire of Dublin’ also known as the monument of light. It is a large stainless steel needle-like monument of 150 meters in height. If ever you visit Dublin and get lost in the city, don’t forget to look for this long structure, I’m sure you’ll find your way or just rely on Google maps ;).

Before reaching ‘The Spire of Dublin’, we came across another monument which really intrigued me; The O’Connell monument. It was built to the glory of Daniel O’Connell, referred to as the liberator; he was an Irish political leader in the first half of the 19th century. What caught my attention were the four huge angels sitting at the base of the statue, they are known as the four winged victories, representing the characteristics which O’Connell possessed: Fidelity, eloquence, courage and patriotism.

The Weather

Oh the weather! How can I not talk about the weather? It’s just C-R-A-Z-Y! It started as a bright sunny day to cloudy, windy, rainy and back to being sunny again. This is new for me as I am used the tropical sun back in Mauritius. So I was feeling quite cold. Luckily, there was so much to do that I didn’t really pay attention to the weather. The beautiful buildings, the bridges, the streets filled with bars, music playing along the way and tempting shops everywhere, it was one heck of a day!

Fashion and Style

If you ask what I liked the most about Dublin, I would say shopping! This is not a surprise as you all know I’m a fashionista! I went crazy with shopping and spent loads of time in the fitting rooms. I got a bunch of nice tops and jeans from Forever 21 as well as make up from Debenhams, located at Henry Street. Another thing which I liked was the style of people in Dublin! Most of them dressed on point, wearing latest fashion clothes. In the end, we grabbed a coffee and cookies from Starbucks and made our way home as I could barely stand on my feet and walk more (Blame it on the high heel booties I wore that day!) Next time I go there, I will make sure to wear my most comfortable pair of sneakers! I look forward to visit more places in Dublin such as: The Guinness storehouse, Dublin Castle, Dublin zoo, the national waxed museum etc.

For now, I will leave you with some pictures which we took in Dublin! Sending you lots of love! Xoxo

Photo Credit: TJ

Discovering Dublin

 

Discovering Dublin

Posing on Ha’penny Bridge

Discovering Dublin

Discovering Dublin

Ha’penny Bridge

 

Discovering Dublin

Dublin City Liffey Swim competition

 

Discovering Dublin

People cheering for the participants of Dublin City Liffey Swim

 

Discovering Dublin

Discovering Dublin

Discovering Dublin

Discovering Dublin

Discovering Dublin

Discovering Dublin

 

Discovering Dublin

O’Connell Monument

 

Discovering Dublin

The winged victories

 

Discovering Dublin

Spire of Dublin

 

Discovering Dublin

Discovering Dublin

Discovering Dublin

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