Thursday, October 7, 2010

October 7, 2009

Day Two! =)

I woke up to this beautiful sunrise outside our hotel window! It was utterly breath taking.

After breakfast we got on the bus and headed to our first stop... the doors of Dublin!

 They were painted all different colors so it was easy to tell  what house was yours, because they all looked so similar. Ever door was so unique and beautiful, they kept them and now the doors are pretty well renowned.

Next stop was St. Patrick's Cathedral.

Beautiful architecture outside and beautiful on the inside!

Check out those beautiful stain glass windows! And that high, arch ceiling with all the intricate carving!! Very impressive.

St. Patrick himself! Quite the depiction, isn't it? XD

I absolutely loved the floor! Check out the tile work!!

"This was the reconsilliation door; several hundered years ago, there were two feuding familes in Dublin, and one of them started losing very badly, so they took refuge in St.Patricks. Finally, the two heads of the clans realized that they were both Irish, and they both worshiped the same God, so why were they fighting? They agreed to a truce, but in order for the truce to be legitimate, they had to shake hands, only niether one trusted the other enough to leave the safety of his men. So finally they hacked a hole through the door with their swords and shook hands through that. Three weeks later they were back to fighting each other."

Our tour guide, Alley! =)

Our next stop was Kilmainhem Jail!

 On the right we have original graffiti of a prisoner who was held her... I don't know either. XD
 The cells were really small, but this cell block was very open.

This place was full of hallway after hallway of cells, which in the day, contained women, men, and children alike.

I got thrown in a cell!! =O

 We had dinner at the Hard Rock cafe.
They had an upside down car inside!! It was painted all kinds of wacky colors. It reminds me of  a Mondrian painting.

And thus ended day two!

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