Sunday, 22 September 2013

Guinness

This morning the Sun was out and quite warm as we walked to the Guinness Store House  for a tour around Dublin's number one tourist attraction. Once inside the building and you get past the shop with every conceivable piece of household ware and clothing stamped with the Guinness logo, the tour takes you through seven floors of history and the brewing process, finally reaching the Gravity Bar with it's panoramic views of the city.

In the afternoon we had a stroll around the Grand Canal Docks which has a very smart appearance with upmarket apartment blocks, bistros, restaurants and a large theatre. Unfortunately my camera has given up the ghost and now my phone has run out of battery so no photo's from me.  There is a small basin behind the visitor centre that includes a few narrow boats among the moorers. Turning left where the canal reaches the River Liffey we walked over the harp shaped bridge to look at the Jeanie Johnston famine ship (video)

Below are from the Internet.


Gravity Bar




Dock area, these light up at night.




The Waterways visitor centre was closed when we arrived.




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