Sunday, April 22, 2012 5:58:59 PM
Finally I have some time to write this! April has been very busy, but we still had time for a holiday. On Easter week we went to Dublin. For me this was fifth time in Ireland, for my wife it was third, and to wife's daughter it was her first time there. On Tuesday, when we went there, weather had turned very wintry in Finland. Suddenly there came 30 cm snow and temperature dropped way below zero. So, although in Dublin the weather was also colder than what it was week before, for us the spring in Dublin was much warmer and pleasant.
And what we did? Well, of course some shopping because clothes are quite cheap in some stores, and then we wanted to get something very Irish as a souvenir. But then we also visited in couple of museums. The most interesting was Kilmainham Gaol, a former prison. It was very touchy to hear the dramatic stories about former prisoners. In nineteenth century, there had been even children kept there. For example one seven year old boy got 5 months just because he stole potatoes! That must have been pretty harsh times then. So, what would be better way to smoothen the chocking day at the museum than a pint of Guinness.
On last day we went to see the sea at Howth. And as you can guess, we all took a lot of pictures. Approximately 1700 all together within three and a half day. Here are some examples on what I took. Since it was kind of trip to south and warmer weather, I toned all pictures by giving them +10 units more red and -30 unit less blue on GIMP.