|Linda in the Trinity College|
After exchanging an email and sharing my blog entry with Joe McCauley (from Trinity College) yesterday, we decided to take his advice and re-visit the Book of Kell and the "Long Room" at the Trinity College Library. The library is the largest in Ireland with more than 6-million volumes throughout its several buildings. The "Long Room" is a 217-foot long room built between 1712 and 1732. On its own, it contains 200,000 volumes.
|The "Long Room"|
Trinity College Library,
Before entering the Long Room upstairs, one can view the "Book of Kells". As reported yesterday, the Book of Kells is an illuminated hand-written (in Latin) Bible containing the first four gospels of the New Testament. Looking at the book ourselves, we were impressed -- not with the book per si', although it is beautiful -- but rather as a "labor of love" written in 800 C.E. by those devoted to Christianity. It is an impressive sight.
Upon leaving Trinity College, we turned "left", away from the river. We found, and explored, a part of Dublin we haven't seen. This part of the city has a different "feel", with shops, restaurants and pubs lining the small and narrow streets. Many of the streets are closed to vehicles and are for pedestrians only. As we walked along, passing restaurants and pubs, the inviting aroma of the different foods greeted us. They were hard to resist!
|Pot of Gold? What? Where?|
Tomorrow, we're up early and will be making our way by ferry and then rail for Holyhead, England and London. The transit to London will be an adventure on its own. So, as always, I'll report on our adventure along the way.