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March 14, 2006

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Posted by Patrick at 07:49 AM * 8 comments

—from Dublin. Flickr photo sets from my flying visit are here and here. (Apologies to anyone who looked at the second one last night; I managed to get the pictures up but fell into a deep, jet-lagged sleep before captioning most of them.)

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#1 ::: Eimear Ní Mhéalóid ::: (view all by) ::: March 14, 2006, 09:54 AM:

Didn't actually meet you, since I was only at the con for a few hours on Saturday evening, but have been enjoying your photos. Padraig btw is my cousin, oddly enough I met him for the first time at a con.

#2 ::: Niall McAuley ::: (view all by) ::: March 14, 2006, 10:16 AM:

The mysterious tower in the Guinness Brewery is a former windmill, once the largest smock windmill in Europe. It powered a distillery before Guinness took over the whole area.

#3 ::: Faren Miller ::: (view all by) ::: March 14, 2006, 10:59 AM:

(Stating the obvious) It's too bad you couldn't have stayed till Saint Patrick's -- or Padraig's -- Day.

Great photos, anyway.

#4 ::: Niall McAuley ::: (view all by) ::: March 14, 2006, 11:27 AM:

Which reminds me, that tower is called St. Patrick's tower. If you look closely at the full size image, you can see the St. Patrick-shaped wind vane at the top, with his mitre on, a crozier in one hand and a big cross to catch the wind in the other.

#5 ::: Patrick Nielsen Hayden ::: (view all by) ::: March 14, 2006, 11:52 AM:

Good gravy, you're right. Title amended.

#6 ::: Scott Lemieux ::: (view all by) ::: March 14, 2006, 12:01 PM:

I really need to get to Ireland at some point...

#7 ::: Allen Baum ::: (view all by) ::: March 14, 2006, 06:57 PM:

I see sunlight in many of these pictures - are you sure these were actually taken in Ireland? In March?

I'm glad to see there is someone else out there that likes to take pictures of doors.

#8 ::: Lucy Huntzinger ::: (view all by) ::: March 15, 2006, 02:29 AM:

I am smitten with the wrought-iron gate that looks like Teresa designed it.

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