Whenever the sun comes out in Dublin in the summer, and people start taking lunch breaks in the park, this song comes into every Dubliner’s head who was around in the 80’s
In the olden days, as my children say, the Liffey really did stink on a hot day! You had to take a deep breath in preparation for crossing O’Connell bridge, and try and not inhale again until you reached the other side! ย It was noxious!
The Liffey has been cleaned up since then, and it no longer stinks, but those of us who remember the smell, always hear this tune when a hot day arrives in Dublin
This post was not supposed to be a nostalgic trip down memory lane, but when I picked the title I got sidetracked!
When I was a child I living in Dublin I would not really have enjoyed a trip to the botanical Gardens in Glasnevin. Flowers weren’t my ‘thing’ and I would have much preferred a long walk up the Wicklow mountains rather than a tedious stroll around the gardens just looking at flowers ‘yawn’!
Either the Botanical Gardens have much improved since the 80’s, or I have changed… I suspect the latter, because when my Dad brought me to Glasnevin on the way to the airport on my last visit I was enthralled!
It was one of those perfect summer days, warm but with a fresh breeze so you don’t get too hot. ย Warm enough to fall asleep on the grass, but cool enough to enjoy a whistlestop tour of the gardens before heading to the airport to catch my flight.
I walked into the gardens and got stuck! The first flower bed took my breath away! After about 10 minutes of me taking photos my dad urged me to move on from the first flower bed!ย “There’s loads more to see” he said!
He was right! Here are a few of the photos I took that day… Click on one to see a full size version
WordPress have been reading my mind… My Nostalgic post fits perfectly into this week’s Photo Challenge