Hmm.. I'm not too sure joining a freemason lodge is a good idea, but thanks for the recommendation
About 2 months ago I was stopped by some guy in Lower Baggot, he asked if I had heard of the "Harvest Moon Center". I said I did, they do some sort of yoga thing. Then he said, that's right, but now they have a "special offer" for floating massages, and they will perform a "mass massage" with ten men and ten women, and he will be one of the masseurs. Then he said: "if you know what I mean"
As for the architecture in Dublin, I haven't noticed any particular building that caught my eye. But in general, it's "nice" (ran out of adjectives), but can be depressing sometimes (or many times
). I like seeing plants (do you call them plants?) growing on buildings. It looks like the building is rotting. There are many buildings that are grey - did they not paint them or did they paint them grey? At least many of the shops have very bright coloured signs - I like that. And also the coloured doors of houses.
Some streets look respectable, like Leeson or some parts in Ballsbridge, but there are places where the buildings on both sides of the street look like they were built quickly after a war - sort of like a mass housing project with all the houses the same - flat and brown. Having clouds and rain all the time isn't very flattering for them.
I like most of the old buildings, like Trinity College.. etc. But I feel if I go a few kilometres out of the city centre radius, I see very bad buildings and areas that look like they're full of criminals and trash. There is only a very limited upclass area.
I also think there are many "two-faced" buildings, that try to look good on the side facing the street and are rubbish from behind. An example is the Jury's Montrose hotel which is supposedly 3 star - it's normal from the front but the back of the building isn't even painted and you can see all the pipes running on it exposed. I just wonder what their kitchen is like if the building itself is externally dirty from behind
Hmm.. what else.. yes, why are the pavements and roads full of cracks and the colour changes suddenly? You can also spot footprints in the cement from careless workers.
That's what I have to say for now. I have a nice view of Blackrock and the sea from my apartment - but I haven't got my camera at the moment. Maybe I will post pictures of nice and ugly things later if this forum allows pics
Thanks for reading my silly comments.