In the middle of it all in Dublin
|Ha' Penny Bridge|
The girls and I using "other" bridge, that's newer, not as crowded and wasn't as pretty, but only 100 feet from the Ha' Penny bridge.
Right away on our first full day in Dublin, we walked over to The National Gallery of Ireland. It's free and full of amazing classical art.
It was nice because inside was cooler and the heatwave had not let up.
Chloe and Phoebe in the portrait gallery.
Mike at the National Gallery studying a painting.
I really loved this impressionist painting of a woman with geese. Though I learned while staying on the farm at Shankill Castle that geese are kind of scary... Too many teeth for a bird and that hissing thing they do is very unnerving!
A wide shot of the portrait gallery.
Two amazing paintings of north Africa, which brought me right back to last years art residency in Morocco. I think I actually got emotional looking at them, unfortunately this is not a good, or clear image...
This is Rosa Bonheur's painting of a stag. She is fascinating because this amazing artist liked to paint animals in settings like the bog, but couldn't manage in the long bulky dresses of this time, so she had to get a special license to paint wearing men's trousers. Crazy!!
Chloe with an incredible mosaic on the street.
After many hours of trying to see everything we were pretty done with looking at art for the day. We stopped off at a burrito place for Chloe, who decided that experimenting with Ireland's take on Mexican food was a good idea. Then we headed back to our four story walkup and listened to the history of the Ha' Penny Bridge in Italian.