When I moved to Dublin I had no idea what I was getting myself into, I had never been there or had any other contact with Irish culture besides the famous and delicious cliché Guinness and their very complex second language, the Gaelic. I must say I tried to learn a little, but since it resembles to no other language it's quite hard to find point references to familiar words.
But there I leaved for almost 4 years of my life, and got quickly used to not having a car. Walking became my favorite activity and it felt great!
I paid more attention to people surrounding me, got to know streets and alleys that probably I'd never walk into if I was driving around and discovered amazing stores and other places.
The Irish people in general are always fun and helpful and if you don't know where you're going, there's always a helping hand pointing you in the right direction with a smile on their face.
Although the city in general is not the typical tall building one with cars honking everywhere and an unbearable traffic (a typical urban jungle), it's quite eclectic and you can find from the oldest building to the most modern glass building such as the Google towers in Barrow Street or the glass condos surrounding Grand Canal Dock (south river) or Spencer Dock (north river).
But this isn't what I want to show on my for-now- small gallery dedicated to Dublin and other Irish corners of the emerald island.
I want to show the city through my eyes, share the little images from my daily routine and other places I enjoyed visiting, in particular the Irish National War Memorial Gardens.
Yes! Its name is a mouthful but indeed the most peaceful place I liked to cycle to every other weekend, just to relax, enjoy the sounds of nature and be in synch with it.
There's much more to say about Dublin and the rest of the island, but for now I'll leave you with the gallery I'll be updating as soon as I choose from a gazillion other pictures I've taken along the years.
Asa last note on this particular post, even though I knew it was time to leave it, I brought so many memories in my heart and I do wish to go back to revive those memories and add a few more, but in a tourist's point of view.
I hope you enjoy it and that I'm able to show o a glimpse of how I saw it through my eyes!