The Saturday Odyssey…

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Turns out I took quite a lot of pictures on Saturday when I was around town… Started off in the National Museum at Collins Barracks. First time there and very suitably impressed with the scale of the location and the presentation of the artefacts (even if the information about them is a little too sparse at times).

Not too sure about why some of them are there though. Around some corners there were items that wouldn’t have looked out of place in a local antique shop…

Some stuff really took my eye though…

Irish chairs through the ages…

From The Lusitania…

Apparently this was “partywear” in the early 20th century…

The old “B” series banknotes. Things started going downhill in this coutnry when we got rid of them… Grumble, grumble, grumble…

Hand-stitched as a “voluntary penance” in the 1800s…

A samurai outfit – no museum is complete without one… 🙂

Adored the exhibition devoted to Irish architect Eileen Gray. Turns out she was one of the most influential designers and architects of the 20th Century and the collection of her work is fascinating…

Really getting the design bug – bought a book about Le Corbusier in the basement of Hodges Figgis on Saturday… I know people find some of his architecture dated and even ugly but I love it…

The Philip Treacy exhibition is very impressive too and easily the busiest place there. Was really bowled over (if you’ll pardon the pseudo-pun) by the ship hat, the dead bird hat (I’m paraphrasing here…) and one or two others. Would have taken photos but the security presence is heavy…

Over the rest of the day had coffee in the IFI (still a top spot for movies and just hanging around), pints in the Front Lounge and dinner in Cafe Bar Deli (am addicted to their selections of breads with pesto, chilli and hummous dips) and was still in a fit state to take some late night Dublin pictures…

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