A Walk in the Park

We decided on a change of pace for today. After spending yesterday in the museum, we decided today would be spent outside, so we headed to Phoenix park.

IMG_3067The park is about a 30 minute walk from our hotel, and it is rather large – about 4 km long and 2 km wide – so we had lots of opportunity to walk along the open paths.  And we had lots of exercise for the day.

IMG_3041  The chestnut trees were in bloom…


We came across a bird nest in a dead tree.


There is also a herd of Fallow deer in the park.  Apparently it is a “wild” herd, but they are really rather tame, so you can get very close.


However it actually is a wild herd, so there are numerous signs warning people not to feed the deer.


So of course the next thing we saw was this…


We later realized he was feeding the deer so that he could take a selfie with the deer looking over his shoulder.  There are no words…

From the park you have occasional views of Dublin and the surrounding hills. If you are wondering about the state of the Irish economy, this picture should give you the answer.


After a full day of walking we toured the Guinness Storehouse and enjoyed a freshly pulled pint of Guinness in the Gravity Bar with stunning views over Dublin.


And finally, pizza at Forno 500, where we enjoyed the best ever Napolitana pizza. We were assured that it was even better than in Napoli.


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