Restaurant Candle in Dublin, Ireland

Ireland: Day Seven – Ashford Castle to Dublin

One of my strange habits is placing the camera on the table and shooting the restaurant in which I’m eating. I use a wide angle and a long exposure with no flash. It’s weird, I know. But take a look at this photo shot in the Dungeon Café, a literal dungeon, in the Ashford Castle last night.

Table Lights in the Dungeon Café, Ashford Castle, Ireland
Table Lights in the Dungeon Café, Ashford Castle

 

Today was primarily a travel day–from the west coast of the island to the east. It rained the entire drive. So, not a lot of photos were shot today.

This morning on the way out of Cong, the village nearest the Ashford Castle, I shot a few pictures of some old church ruins and the associated cemetery. You can get a sense of the flooding from one of the pictures.

Church Ruins Leaving Cong, Ireland
Church Ruins Leaving Cong

 

Cemetery Head Stone, Cong, Ireland
Cemetery Head Stone, Cong

 

Architectural Detail in an Archway Point, Cong, Ireland
Architectural Detail in an Archway Point, Cong

 

Record Flooding in Cong, Ireland
Record Flooding in Cong

 

Smoking Chimney in Cong, Ireland
Smoking Chimney in Cong, Ireland

 

These last four shots are from the main shopping district in Dublin tonight. The first is the candle from the restaurant table. Dublin is overrun with visitors this weekend: a major shopping weekend for the upcoming holidays, and a huge rugby game is in town.

Restaurant Candle in Dublin, Ireland
Restaurant Candle in Dublin

 

Holiday Shopping District, Dublin, Ireland
Holiday Shopping District, Dublin

 

Window Display in Holiday Shopping District, Dublin, Ireland
Window Display in Holiday Shopping District, Dublin

 

Holiday Tree on O'Connell Street in Dublin, Ireland
Holiday Tree on O'Connell Street in Dublin, Ireland