February 6, 2010

Dublin Day 1- Cont.

 Croke Park Stadium- across from our hotel

The Bell Tower at Trinity College

Georgian Period Building in Downtown Dublin

In Front of Dublin Castle
You had to know that a trip we took would be full of architectural tours.  Dublin is an old city that dates back to 841 AD or before when the Vikings were settled there along side native Irish Celtics.  The city gets its name from the Irish word for "black pool", Duiblinn.  The actual black pool was located next to Dublin Castle.

After looking around Trinity College we took a tour of Dublin Castle.  It was an excellent tour with a guide that actually conveyed a lot of information.  We toured the Georgian period portion of the castle that is still in use for State functions today.  Here are a few photos.

 State Corridor- Dublin Castle

Italian Stucco Fresco- Dublin Castle Bed Chamber Ceiling

Black Pool location- Now intricate lawn
Stay tuned for more...

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