New Light

Being a visitor is always fun.  Though visiting the recommended places, going to the touristy areas, seeing the popular sights is really only part of getting to know a city.  It’s like the first few dates of a relationship, everyone is on their best behavior.  My favorite way to see a city is early in the morning when everyone is still asleep.  No crowds, not bright lights, no fun crowds to cloud your judgement.  I took a few opportunities while I was in Dublin to get in a few early morning runs and see the city in a new light while the streets were empty and very quiet…

Temple Bar Area

St. Patrick's

Hardly saw anyone on my run, like having the city to myself.

River Liffey


I end my run over the Ha’penny bridge and took did my cool down doing the Icon Walk.

Dublin alley art (2)

Dublin Wall Art

Dublin alley art

My favorite…

Dublin Wall Art (2)


  1. Biz says:

    Those photos are amazing Jacky – I especially liked the ketchup one!! Jenn and I would love to have breakfast at your house! I sent you an email. 😀

  2. kilax says:

    Awesome! I love that feeling of having a place all to yourself. I think that is why I like to wake up so early and run before people are out. Hmm. Will have to ponder this some more 🙂

  3. Aimee says:

    What a great way to experience a city. Ireland has intrigued me since I took an Irish history class years ago as an undergrad. I love the old church and cobblestone street. My best friend’s son just went for a 10 day visit on a class trip. Time sure have changed. The farthest our class ever went was to Boston about 90 minutes away!

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