Dublin by day

20 Jan

Looking out my window at the B&B where the purloined wifi seems to have kicked in, it’s suddenly a different city. It’s day. The sky is blue. The streets are almost empty. Last night they were filled with young Europe, its pockets jingling, and the Irish I saw were serving— in the B&Bs, the pubs, the shops. Today there are white, down at heel, local Irish walking off to school, to work, commuting and the entire demography of the street is different. I’ll pull on my boots and go walk through this new city, this dublin by day. Of all the things I like here so far, this one seems most significant: the river runs fast. It’s not a sluggish piece of scenery, but a forceful living thing snaking through the city.


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