Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Travel - Dublin -Writer's Museum & James Joyce Center

Continuing Day 4. 

Writer's Museum & Irish history of the word. From Yeats to Joyce to Heany. 

James Joyce Center

James Joyce Center. 

History. Beauty. Inspiration. No time to write. Drinking it in. 


Nora Barnacle. 

What a day 4. 

River Liffey

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Travel - Dublin - The Hugh Lane Gallery

Day 4. 

Founder of Dublin City Gallery, the first known public gallery of modern art in the world. It houses impressionist masterpieces, modern and contemporary Irish art, the Sean Scully Gallery and the Frances Bacon Studio. 

Awesome, rich, well done in the extreme. Dignified. 

Lady Heath 1928

Hugh Lane by John Singer Sargent. 

Fatin Latour

Frances Bacon

Frances Bacon Studio. Brought from London. All 7000 pieces. 

Final unfinished Bacon self portrait. 

You will never be the same. 

Monday, August 29, 2016

Travel - On the street in Dublin

Day 3. 
Trinity College today and The Book of Kells. I'm jealous. I want to start all over and go to school here. 

The long gallery. Over two hundred thousand books. 

A walk by the river Liffey. 

A walk through Temple Bar. 

Dinner at Fallon & Byrne. Good food & market. 

They are tearing up the town for a new tram. Cranes up everywhere.

Uprising remembrance everywhere. 

I left my purse in a taxi and the driver brought it into the hotel. That is class.  Home to bed in The Clarence. 

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Travel - Dublin

Day 2. 
The Clarence. U2's hotel dead bang in the center of town. Drove down from Collon House after a lavish breakfast. Took about an hour. Dublin has a wonderful vibe. Great scale. Very human. The hotel is made mostly of light oak and has all the right touches in the room. Floor length mirrors, hooks by the door for coats and umbrellas and a lovely terrace looking out over Temple Bar area and Dublin Castle. 

The view of The Clarence from across the river Liffey. 

Tomorrow Trinity College. 

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Travel - Republic of Ireland.

Day 1. 
Drive to southwest Scotland and board auto ferry - the fast ferry to Belfast. A smooth crossing. 2 1/2 hours. Disembark and drive south through the green country and land at Collon House. 1740. Here's the bed I landed in. Feet up before dinner. What a place. 

 Sitting room. 

Good place to land. Part of Hidden Ireland. The lovely Collon House.