Thursday, 3 December 2015

Dublin 1

If the earlier post was my 1st of December then this is for the 2nd. 

At home the build is in the last few days and Andy is staying there to complete it. We, and the dogs, are out of his hair while there is wet paint about, no ceiling in the kitchen and Stu the electrician can have the power off to run all the tests and certify it. See why we didn't want to be home? 

We've come back to Dublin just to do nothing in particular really. The landing was a bit hairy in the wind but done beautifully by the pilot. 

Yesterday we went back to see the Book of Kells. It's still an amazing thing to view in reality. The two gospels they had open were quite text laden but were showing the wonderful quirky way they would correct mistakes with red crosses and animal pictures. No photos of course. I could take a few of the magnificent library though. 


After lunch we went to the National Museum. Always amazed at the preserved peat men. Very eerie. And of course their gold collection is staggering. 

I love some of the other artifices in the religious hall. 

I sometimes think it must be us who are living in the dark ages. 

The workmanship is phenomenal and all done without our 'modern' technologies. 

Can you see the locking devise on that torc? Amazing. Very much worth a visit if you're over here and the Natural History Museum next door too. 

Grey day here again but another museum calls. 

5 comments:

  1. Beautiful objects, they do bring light.

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  2. The Book of Kells fascinates me. I would love to see it in person! Someday.....

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  3. Sounds like fun! And a finished house when you get back ! Fab

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  4. Wow what a stunning building! X

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  5. What a fabulous way to get out of the final throes of the renovations. It definitely looks like it's worth a visit.

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