Saturday, 25 June 2011
I'm jolly with my new brolly
Even the Irish have been complaining that this has been a terrible summer. Well, I don't mind. My other half and I went to Marks & Spencer, (we like to call it Marks & Sparks) and bought brand new umbrellas. It's funny... you think, "Well this is Ireland, of course it rains a lot," but then you see so many people running around in Dublin with their coats over their heads like Cornholio from Beavis & Butthead. It's like they were surprised by the rain or something. That's like getting surprised by Toyotas in Japan. I'm scratching my head wondering why everyone doesn't have an umbrella permanently attached to their wrists, like those secret agents you see in movies with a briefcase handcuffed to their hands. When I brought up this conundrum with my other half she said, "Maybe they're just used to it." Oh. That makes sense.
The photos above were taken around the Post Office on O'Connell Street in Dublin. The weird silver pole is The Spire of Dublin. More on that later.