We arrived in a dark and drizzly Dublin at 5:00am this morning. A bit early, especially having missed a night’s sleep. Why so early? A very good question, but that is the only flight from Boston at this time of year. Luckily there was a cafe open at the airport and we were able to get some coffee and wait for the dawn.
We then went into Dublin.
We had booked a room at Staunton’s on the Green. St. Stephen’s Green that is. It was still too early for our room to be ready so we dropped our luggage and since it had stopped raining, went for a walk.
..the primroses are blooming! Here are pink ones, but there were red ones, blue ones and yellow ones. And there were pansies blooming as well. What a delight!
St. Stephen’s Green is a lovely green space. So important in a city with all the traffic noises and manmade structures to have a piece of nature.
A walk in the fresh air was exactly the right thing to do. After the plane and the airport and the car ride into Dublin, it was invigorating to be out in the fresh air in such a peaceful setting.
As we walked back to our hotel to see if our room was ready, we passed this.
Tomorrow we will venture into the city and spend some time visiting the sights, but for today, for me, this lovely green space, is enough.