Sunday, August 20, 2006

Journey To Italy: Dublin part 2

Sunday, August 20, 2006
I thought you guys would probably like to see some more pictures, because I know I would. So here we go:
OH by the way, this blog is best viewed with the FireFox web browser. It may not look right if you are using Internet Explorer. Just so you know. Ok, back to Dublin.

This is a monument to some people that did something amazing. Or maybe they died for something. I can't remember! Well it's cool anyway. The flame inside is always burning.


This is the old train station in dublin.

I saw this scooter and thought to myself "Neat!"


This is the courtyard-type area inside Trinity College.

This was taken on the same spot, just the other direction. Sorry some dork was in the way.



From there, I walked over to the National Library, where they have all kinds of old books that you can read. But there I learned that you have to have a "Reading Card", which is like a library card, in order to read the books. But they let me take a peek inside, although I couldn't take any pictures. Bummer. So here's what it looks like outside. With scaffolding around the coolest part. Rrrrrr.


This is a view of the Library from across the street. They were doing an exhibit about the author/poet William Butler Yeats, which I looked at, and found interesting.


From there I walked West to an outdoor shopping area where there were many fine purveyors of various wares, and very talented street musicians. (Pay no attention to the store in the background.)





As I worked my way back toward the busstop, I saw the Bank of Ireland.


Here are some other things I saw on the bus back to the airport.









Then I was Off to ITALY!

Sunday, August 13, 2006

Romanauts

Sunday, August 13, 2006
Hey all, we're still in Rome, having some fun. We just ate the Best Gelato in the World, and let me tell ya, it was. We've seen the Colosseum, The Appian Way, Saint Peter in Chains church, some other church, Trevi Fountain, and other things. NEAT! Church today was pretty grood. We've been riding the subway, and busses all over town, and it's a pretty nice system. Hopefully one of these days, before we head home, I'll upload somemore pictures to MY blog, so keep an eye out for THAT. Ok, CIAO!

-Mac

Friday, August 04, 2006

Trip to Italy via Dublin

Friday, August 04, 2006
Well, I'm now in Italy. The trip itself was quite...interesting. And long.
This is the gate area in the JFK New York airport. That was the busiest airport I've ever seen. We were waiting for over an hour and a half, in the plane, to take off.


The great part was, somehow I got assigned to sit in First Class! It was great!


I had puh-lenty of leg room.


I was able to sleep pretty well, going over the ocean, and when woke up, it was getting light outside, and we were approaching dublin.



In Dublin, I had to wait about 12 hours before my flight to Pisa, so I took a bus into the city and started walking around. I saw The Spire,


More later...