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I love little scenes like this one...just love them. This is outside the Guinness Brewery in Dublin, Ireland. I spent that morning shooting around town, and then the rain started to come down on me, so I figured why not head over and check this place out? I’m really glad I did. The brewery is very cool. It’s several floors of history (and beer!), there is a waterfall on the ground floor, and a skybar on top. When you reach the skybar, they give you a celebratory Guinness - win!
So, I wandered around in the brewery/museum and enjoyed myself quite a bit. It was awesome. I spent a couple of hours here, and when I finally decided to head back outside, the rain had stopped. Worked out great.
As I was walking around the building, I came across this old gate on the side of the factory. It was open, which I thought looked inviting, and I couldn’t resist this shot with the cloudy skies and so much texture. A good morning in Dublin!
If you ever go to Dublin, Ireland - be sure and set aside a few hours for the Guinness Brewery tour. You will not be disappointed! They make beer - what else could you want? (and it is darn tasty!) Plus, if you are a photographer they let you wander aimlessly everywhere, with a tripod. It's like some sort of heaven!
It was a Sunday morning in Dublin, and I had been out shooting for a while. Rain started to fall, so I used that as an excuse to zip over to the Guinness Brewery and spend some quality time there. I must tell you - the Guinness Brewery tour is quite fun! Their old warehouse/brewery has been converted to an incredible museum which covers the history of the Guinness brand, plus you get a few samples along the way, and you finish on the top floor with a panoramic view of Dublin, and a tall glass of Guinness! Perfection!
One of the first things you see is this incredible waterfall - and yes, it is inside. They talk about how the water used in brewing Guinness is of the highest quality, and comes from County Wicklow: just south of Dublin, and known as the "Garden County" of Ireland. Supposed to be a beautiful place - sure tastes like it!
This was my first view of the waterfall. I had to wait out a few tourists, but it was worth it to get a clean shot!
Here's a close up of the waterfall - and yes those are coins that folks toss in.
And after shooting the front, of course I wandered around to the back and got another shot. Isn't this place awesome? And - this is only the first floor! Lots more to explore (but on future posts)!
One thing that I particularly enjoyed on this tour was the vintage Guinness posters that were displayed in lots of places. I have always thought they were cool looking, so I grabbed a couple of images from the web in case you are not familiar with them. Bottom line - Guiness is Good for YOU!! (thirsty yet?)