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Fun Photo Friday — Dublin favorites 3


Library of Trinity College

Time for Week 3 of Dublin Fun Photo Friday Favorites:

Molly Malone Heading Home
Anybody Get the Name of that Bird?
Buttressed
Early Kindle — The Manual Edition
Gothic in Black & White

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Ireland — Day 2 in Dublin; More St. Patrick’s Images


St. Patrick’s Cathedral

St. Patrick’s Cathedral, as you may have noticed on Monday’s article, is quite impressive. But today prepare to be awed. Everything in the interior is absolute eye (and camera) candy, clear down to the tiled floor:

St. Patrick’s Cathedral

Let’s zoom in a bit and take a look at the detail clear down to the engraving in the tile:

St. Patrick’s Cathedral

The stained glass is exquisite:

St. Patrick’s Cathedral

The structure, immense:

St. Patrick’s Cathedral

Even the fine details are inspiring:

St. Patrick’s Cathedral

But enough with the talk. Let’s just marvel:

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Ireland — Day 2 in Dublin; St. Patrick’s Cathedral


St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin

On Day 1 in Dublin we toured the city via Hop-on/Hop-Off. Having gotten our bearings, Day 2 was for exploring sites of interest discovered the previous day. One of those sites was St Patrick’s Cathedral.

St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin

I’d like to give you a construction date, but with this structure’s convoluted history that would be a complicated undertaking. Let’s just say that some parts date as far back as 1191 through 1270, the spire dates to 1749, and other sections were part of a major reconstruction that took place from 1860 to 1865. St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin

St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin

The 1860-1865 reconstruction was courtesy of Sir Benjamin Lee Guinness, Baronet, who is memorialized by this statue outside the church:

Sir Benjamin Lee Guinness, Baronet

Dublin is rather unique in that it is home to two cathedrals. St. Patrick’s is the national cathedral of Ireland, while the older Christ Church Cathedral is the seat for the United Diocese of Dublin and Glendalough.

St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin

A recent addition to the grounds of St. Patrick’s is the Saint Patrick’s Park. The park was created through the largesse of Edward Guinness, 1st Earl of Iveagh, son of Sir Benjamin Lee Guinness.

St. Patrick’s Park, Dublin
St. Patrick’s Park, Dublin

Inside the cathedral you’ll find much at which to marvel, including a lot of statuary:

St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin

This particularly impressive statue memorializes George Nugent-Temple-Grenville, 1st Marquess of Buckingham:

George Nugent-Temple-Grenville

Now let’s have a look around the interior of this massive medieval cathedral (more images on Wednesday):

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