Monday, February 25, 2008

"Dublin's Fair City (1)"

1. Temple Bar, to C., and all the others:

Ahh, Dublin.

A lovely town. It is very crowded these days, an awful lot of students (mostly UCD and Trinity, I guess) are running around town enjoying their student life as much as possible in between essays and classes and jobs. Also there happened to be a rugby game against the Scotsmen this weekend, so there were hundreds of men in tights - well, skirts actually - walking down the main streets and hanging out in the pub to celebrate victory and loss. They don't only wear skirts, they also wear huge knifes inside their socks - part of the tradition, I was taught whilst having a pint of Stella in the pub. Learning by participative observing, very effective method in social sciences.

2. the lido in Blackrock, Dublin:


Even if there are a lot of things to see and do in the centre of Dublin, I also got to know Blackrock a little better. It was well tempting to go swimming there, as you can probably guess from seeing the picture above. A true holiday oasis, better than any five star pool in the Caribbean ...

3. Molly Malone, to my old English teacher, as this song used to be a legend in his class:


1. In Dublin's fair city,
Where girls are so pretty,
I first set my eyes on sweet Molly Malone,
As she pushed her wheelbarrow
Through streets broad and narrow,
Crying, "Cockles and mussels, alive, alive oh"!

Chorus
Alive, alive oh! alive, alive oh!
Crying, "Cockles and mussels, alive, alive oh"!

2. Now she was a fishmonger,
And sure twas no wonder,
For so were her mother and father before,
And they each wheeled their barrow,
Through streets broad and narrow,
Crying, "Cockles and mussels, alive, alive oh"!
Chorus

3. She died of a fever,
And no one could save her,
And that was the end of sweet Molly Malone.
Now her ghost wheels her barrow,
Through streets broad and narrow,
Crying, "Cockles and mussels, alive, alive oh"!
Chorus

2 comments:

cosaima said...

unterwegs warste!!! crazy shit ... vermute mal, dass wir uns nicht noch sehen vor meiner abreise (naechste woche - oh gott!!!) - noch mal zur sicherheit: die karten sind fuer den 1.6. - ich lasse sie auf meinem schreibtisch liegen, falls du sie irgendwie abholen musst zum tausch oder so ... liebe gruesse!

~SaS~ said...

und ob wir uns noch sehn! i shall be there!!