Monday, August 12, 2013

A walk on the streets of Dublin

Today is a day of rest and the day of partying! First we went to cross our fingers (press our thumbs) for Eve and her driver theory test. It was nerve wrecking but we’re so happy she passed the test and now she’s allowed to drive. The test centre was close to the canal as well, it’s actually a lovely walk for about 30 minutes along the canal so we took a photo with Eve’s provisional driver’s licence at one of the locks, where we later also saw a boat passing through.
We also saw something very funny called yarn bombing. We will get to the root of that a bit more on Sunday next week we were told but basically, Eve likes to knit and crochet and she meets every other Sunday with a group of people to do that. Yarn bombing is something when somebody (or a group of people) knits and crochets bits and pieces, they are joined together and attached to something you find outside. We found a big bit wrapped around a tree, as you can see in the picture.
We also found a kind of a statue sitting on one of the benches along the canal. Eve isn’t too sure what it’s about, it’s certainly nobody famous but we thought it was great, so we took a picture with it. All we know is that in 1991 Dublin was the cultural capital and probably in honour of that this statue was placed.

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