Thursday, June 1, 2017

Day 8: Lara

Views of  Dublin from the Liffey

Today, our first stop was Trinity College to visit the Book of Kells exhibit. The Book of Kells is a beautifully decorated copy of the four Gospels. A particularly interesting segment of the exhibit focused on the materials used to create the pigments utilized in the stunning artwork throughout the Book of Kells. We were also able to see the beautiful old library long room at Trinity College. In addition to an immense number of books, the old library long room also houses busts of the great philosophers and writers of the western world and individuals connected with Trinity. It was remarkable to be surrounded by so much rich history! After the Book of Kells exhibit we were free to spend the rest of the day as we wished. Clara, Allie, and I choose to do the Viking splash tour so we could see and learn a little bit more about Dublin. We learned about some notable churches in Dublin, architecture featured around the city, as well as about other prominent landmarks. One fun fact from the tour was that the different colored doors featured in Georgian architecture often were a reflection of the wealth of the residents. We all came back together as a group for dinner as well as to share about our experiential and the post card each person had selected as a representation of what Ireland means to each of us.  It’s hard to believe we are heading back to the USA tomorrow! There have been so many incredible experiences here in Ireland and I feel that I have learned a great deal from the time spent in Cork and Dublin. Some pictures from the day are included below and I’ll leave you all with a cheers!

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