Things that made me Smile in Dublin and Edinburgh

I was surprised yet delighted to see yarn bombing next to St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Dublin


Purple doors shout out happy!


These signs were on the streets everywhere!  Good thing, because it is difficult to adjust looking the opposite way when crossing.


Yellow door and vibrant, colorful flowers are so cheerful!


Old telephone booths bring back good memories for me of my 2 1/2 years living in Germany back in the late 70’s while in the U.S. Army, traveling to London for one of my long weekends.  Here’s Teresa in Scotland calling home…


Here I am also pretending to use the phone…


I have a thing about mannequins!


The Molly Malone statue, aka “the tart with the cart” was unveiled during the 1988 Dublin Millennium celebrations, declaring 13 June as Molly Malone Day.  It’s also a popular song and has become the unofficial anthem of Dublin.  Here are the words:

In Dublin’s fair city,
Where the girls are so pretty,
I first set my eyes on sweet Molly Malone,
As she wheeled her wheel-barrow,
Through streets broad and narrow,
Crying, “Cockles and mussels, alive, alive, oh!”
“Alive, alive, oh,
Alive, alive, oh,”
Crying “Cockles and mussels, alive, alive, oh”.
She was a fishmonger,
But sure ’twas no wonder,
For so were her father and mother before,
And they wheeled their barrows,
Through the streets broad and narrow,
Crying, “Cockles and mussels, alive, alive, oh!”
She died of a fever,
And no one could save her,
And that was the end of sweet Molly Malone.
But her ghost wheels her barrow,
Through streets broad and narrow,
Crying, “Cockles and mussels, alive, alive, oh!”


Children always make me smile (unless they’re having a fit)!


Hope these made you smile!

18 thoughts on “Things that made me Smile in Dublin and Edinburgh

  1. You certainly made me smile! I have to admit this is the first time I have been genuinely jealous of you on one of your adventures. It has always been my dream to see Ireland. I’m looking forward to back tracking and seeing all your photos.


  2. Sherry, the famous doors of Dublin … have you notice that the houses in Dublin is only painted on the front .. they are concrete grey on the back. I miss Dublin now and you gave me a big smile. I thought the red phone boxes was going to be history now. In Belfast they have new modern ones. Not at all the same. Have a lovely weekend.

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      • Okay, I heard last time I was over that all the red ones will be history … I can’t understand why, it’s so British, but you don’t say that in Scotland.
        I guess it’s in Dublin, they have very colorful doors .. famous for them. Same to you, Sherry.

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