Today we learned how to brew Guinness! It was a wonderful and flavorful day and nothing BURST into flames. We were precise!
This is where The Magic happens! It took us forever to find it (Oddly, it is hidden in the back streets of Dublin.) Still, we hunted it down and our day was complete.
“Yes!” Yes, is the answer to, “Does it taste even better when you’re actually in Dublin?” Sure, it tastes pretty dandy in Kansas City, but it is the “Nectar of the Gods” in Dublin.
Sure, we could have spent ALL Day in the Guinness Storehouse, but we wanted to check out the local flavors. Guinness is great, but aren’t the flowers spectacular?
Even the famous Temple Bar, est, 1840, is bedecked with flowers! These people know how to celebrate Spring. Our Cabbie told us the winters here are brutal. . . Not cold, but dark, wet, damp, cloudy and dreary with short days and overcast skies for months at a time. UGH! Thus the explosion of flowers in the Spring!
The less famous bars just use the most direct advertising they can think of. . . “GET IN HERE!” I hope it works for them!
No, we didn’t go in here because, well, we can’t drink ALL day, but we knew you’d want to see this. Maybe we’ll go back tonight.
No, we don’t know who this is and neither do you. . . Still, we thought you should see this painting. It was rather fabulous!. . . Oh! I forget to tell you that we moved from the Guinness Storehouse to The National Gallery of Art. . . That will explain the presence of these magnificent paintings and lack of dire warnings about overheating your barley mash.
Nobody knows who this is either, but the painter, Peter Paul Rubens (You remember him don’t you.) is the painter. What a spectacular painting. There is a reason they call him (Rubens) one of “The Masters!” . . . He is!
We could hear the music, but couldn’t make out the song. . . Then, this young woman jumped out doing “The Shingaling!” She was something to behold. Every move was on point! To her benefit, she is made of wood, so quick movements are stressful!
Art Museums and galleries are so much fun. . . Here, these artsy fartsy people have painted the leading edge of the steps leading to the second floor to match a famous painting. No, we’re not going to tell you which one. You have to do some of the work.
At nearly 400 feet, this Spire, “The Spire,” is a spectacular sight and makes a real statement about where Dublin is headed! Straight up! We do Love it here and have found the people to be very nice and helpful. Several of the “Nice Ones” even warned us about the “Not so Nice Ones” today as we walked about! “Better hang onto that camera sweetie. They’ll steal it off your neck!” O.K. Paula put it away and we zipped up our pockets!
We leave you today with this piece of advice. We have discovered the wonders of wine and suggest you do too. (Small amounts, please!) Tomorrow we pick up a car (The 5th of this trip), leave Dublin and head for the wilds of the Emerald Isle! We are excited to see another new country. Duane was here years ago on business, but this is Paula’s first trip. She’s going to love ❤️ it! Duane will try to get Paula to eat lamb (He’ll fail), he’ll try to get her to eat blood sausage (He’ll Fail), and he’ll try to get her to eat shepherds pie (He’ll Fail!)