I went to Dublin at the beginning of January to visit my dear friend, Tomás. He works as a cabin crew for a flight company, so it’s rare to catch him on land. Luckily, I booked a few days off from work just in time, so I jumped in a plane and took off to Ireland.
I didn’t go there as a tourist really, but just to spend a few days with my friend. When in Dublin tho, you can’t miss one of the seven. (The Trinity College). After a few good hours of learning with our eyes about one of the oldest universities in the world, and literally inhaling all the culture from the Old Library, we finally decided to leave the Celtic Heaven.
Next, we went to a place called “Books Upstairs” (Dublin’s oldest independent bookstore) which I highly recommend (the owner’s sense of humour is delicious, the place is very well organised and the prices are amazing). I left there with the complete collection of lyrics by Nick Cave and “Sapiens” by Yuval Noah Harari.
After a quick meal and drink at the Pub (The Old Mill I think it was called), we managed to identify the ugliest dress in Debenhams (I don’t have a photo unfortunately, but you can take my word for it).
Spent the rest of the night walking, revisiting the bridges I saw during the day, and taking photos in the mist. 9/10, and would come back! Also, it was very fun playing Bridget Von Hammersmark for this instant photoshoot 🙂
When your best friend is a photographer 🙂
50 points for Slytherin ! (O’Connell Bridge)
Bridget Von Hammersmark in action ! (Ha’penny Bridge)
(all the photographs featured in this article were taken by Tomás Amaro)
Sooo, when are you going to Dublin? And if you’ve been there already, what did you visit?
Wool coat (custom made) Wool skirt (Burberry) Wool beret (TopShop) Turtleneck bodysuit (Zara) Suede shoes (Dune London)
Before I go, just a little Trivia about the Trinity College:
- founded in 1592, it is the oldest University in Ireland, and one of the Seven.
- it has it’s own trademark colour called TRINITY PINK (a very light and soothing shade of pink) – Can you imagine the lawyers and the doctors wearing pink in the 19th century? I think it’s amazing.
- it’s the permanent residence of the Book of Kells, an illuminated Gospel manuscript, believed to have been written between the 6th and the 8th century in latina vulgata. (common latin) – one of Medieval Europe’s greatest treasure.
- my favourite part, the Old Library, smells like heaven. (considered to be one of the most impressive libraries in the world – built in the 18th century, house of over 200,000 books)