This would be the day after getting back from Northern Ireland, and roaming the streets of Dublin for some good old street photography. Back to my roots. Normally whenever I travel, I seldom do much in the way of tours. I live in a tourist city, and one could spend a considerable amount of time here and do all the tourist stuff and never experience what the city is actually like. The temperature was usually in the high 60’s F as a daily high, and no rain the whole time I was there, which isn’t always typical of Irish weather, LOL!
Marriage equality passed a month before my arrival, and the Irish people got to vote on it, instead of a bunch of porcine faced lawmakers, it won by a landslide from what I hear. So, that is the reason for the rainbow flags that you will see in some of the photos. Two days before I returned to America, Supreme Court passed marriage equality here too which is super exciting for the LGBT community and those of us who are proud to serve them.
This is the Guinness Beer storehouse, was an interesting tour, I was disappointed I didn’t get to see them making it though. The best part was them teaching you how to pour a pint of Guinness and then doing it, then enjoying it with a view of Dublin. Most buildings there aren’t very tall, so that room was probably the best birds eye vantage point of Dublin.
Inside a pub where I stopped for lunch.
A homeless man trying to zip his coat, he had some battle wounds on his forehead. The tilting electronic viewfinder is one great thing about the Fuji XT-1’s for discreet street photography, and even wedding photography captured in documentary style.
A couple hanging out in Meeting Square where I tried to visit the photography museum, the exhibit would be in a couple days which I did indeed have the pleasure of attending. There was also an Irish film institute there.
The energy of the streets and the Summer rush these people were feeling was quite memorable. More to come. Next up, Bristol England street photography.