In Dublin’s Rainy City
I arrived in Dublin on a cloudy day in mid May, thankful that it was not too hot. However, showers were forecast…
After my visit to Alan Hanna’s bookshop in Rathmines, ( see my post HERE) I returned to the city centre.
However, the weather Gods were angry, and it began to pour from the Heavens!
I had to seek shelter inside Brown Thomas iconic store on Grafton Street. A lot of others had the same idea…
It was fun browsing Gucci, Chanel, Dior…
And sampling a spray or two of my favourite Jo Malone perfume.
Then I ventured back outside, to see the flower sellers:
Many wise people had hopped onto the Luas tram/rail system, to avoid walking.
However, I braved the elements and thought of Gene Kelly and the movie “Singin’ in the Rain,” as I headed back towards O’Connell Street past Trinity College:
Then across the River Liffey, where a boatload of tourists were enjoying a cruise:
I stood under “The Spire”, then indulged in a little retail therapy.
The rain finally stopped just as I headed back to Parnell Square, where the Donegal bus awaited me outside The Dublin Writer’s Museum!
All in all, it was an exhilarating day out in Ireland’s Capital City.
Brigid P. Gallagher