Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Dublin Revisited


Dublin. The Fair City. Dirty Old Town. I sometimes call it Publin. A city that is certainly not the most beautiful but it still manages to charm you. Dublin embraces its lack of perfection and that's why I love it and sort of relate to it. It's so... unpretensious, you know. It's not as clean or organised as Vienna or Copenhagen, not sunny like Lisbon and probably not the most romantic honeymoon destination. However, there is something utterly raw, honest and real about this city and its atmosphere; it always lives up to my expectations. Coming back is always a pleasure - surprises in every corner, seagulls fighting, (almost) secret gardens, buskers galore, bartenders with a mordacious sense of humour, wild deers (!), countless Georgian squares, coastal villages, cheesy chips by the Liffey, Temple Bar in the daytime. Dublin is effortlessly cool, oscillating between the rough and the swanky, the dim and the colourful, the oh-so-Irish and the multicultural, the old-fashioned and the modern... What's not to love about that?

13 comments:

  1. fotografias tão bonitas aquii!!

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  2. I actually really loved Dublin when I visited. It was during my junior year in college when I studied abroad in England. I went with some other students who were studying abroad who were just really not outfitted for travel - they complained the whole time and stayed in the hostel bedroom, unwilling to try and make friends. I would love to return to Dublin if I get the chance, but still new locations where I have never been yet are higher up on the list.

    Rae | love from berlin

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  3. Flaming pig. IT will stick with me forever, and that alone would make me love Dublin. Flaming pig!!
    http://bloglairdutemps.blogspot.pt/

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  4. I'm yet to visit Dublin! It looks sort of gritty and old school, I'd love to experience the atmosphere for myself.

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  5. E tem qualquer coisa de "português"; grafittis e algum lixo na rua....:-)
    Acabas sempre por encontrar um pássaro morto! :-)
    xx

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  6. Oh, Dublin. I love this wonderful and unusual city. I would go back in a heartbeat.

    x

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  7. I miss Dublin, I've moved to London recently but was living in Dublin before that. Raw is the right word, it's a gritty place but it's always pulsing, hope you enjoyed your visit! x

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  8. I've never been, but now I really want to! beautiful x

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  9. Fotos bonitas e tumblerescas! =P
    Que estava o corvo (??) a fazer?!

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  10. opá se te dissesse a vontade que tenho de visitar essa cidade xD As fotos que mostraste e o teu texto é exactamente aquilo que espero encontrar numa viagem futura aiiii!

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  11. I feel like I don't really know how to feel about Dublin after this post! It honestly kind of reminds me of a Rust Belt city, particularly the graffiti that says "fuck this town"!

    COOCOO FOR COCO

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