Friday, February 28, 2014

Europe Day 34 - Part Two

Still at the Museum of Costume, in Bath~



I really like the sleeve and bodice detailing on this!

Even More Dress Pics (not just Regency though)

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Europe Day 34 - Part One

Another multi-parter, sorry. Not really.
Anyway, the plans for Bath were made before it was fully realized how not-very-mobile my gramma is. Also she thinks she can do more than she can, until she goes to do it.
So, in general, Bath is a very walkable city. Not so much for her! So plans ended up changing.

Anyway, so, first stop was The Museum of Costume, which is also the Assembly Rooms.

You can see here, it’s really not that long of a walk. However, it’s all uphill, and cobblestones, and my gramma had some problems with it. So we were so thankful when we got there, that they were able to provide a wheelchair!

I took quite a few pictures, though not as many as I thought I did. The lighting indoors was very dim, to preserve the fabrics I’m sure. That, combined with the glass of the display cases and my none-too-steady hands, resulted in some shoddy pictures, alas. I still uploaded most of them to my flickr, but I’ll just post my favourites here.

Historical dress, hurrah!

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Europe Day 33

Leaving Ireland day!

This day was hectic and not fun.
But here are some pics from actually the previous night.


This was taken standing in the road in front of our B&B.

B&B pics and travel stories

Friday, February 21, 2014

Europe Day 32 - Part Two

Back to Waterford!


More pics of pretty crystal-making~

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Europe Day 32 - Part One

So this morning Lilly, the proprietress, explained hurling to us, because all the streets, houses, buses, everything, was decked out in black and hello flags or black and yellow checked flags (and here I thought they just really like Hufflepuff…). She said those were Kilkenny’s team colours, and that they were in the Irish All Around Final and had had a tie, and the rematch was soon. The sport sounded like a cross between football/soccer and hockey.


So we drove to Waterford!

Where the crystal is made!

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Europe Day 31


Cradog! Our next, and final B&B.

I don’t have pics right now it seems, but the scenery was quite different from the previous B&B, now it was all soft rolling hills and fields.

Kilkenny Castle!

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Europe Day 30 - Part Five

So remember that abbey seen in the background of the countryside pic taken from the cathedral?


Yeah that one, from slightly closer. Well, from when I first saw it, I was like “WHAT IS THAT! EXPLORING!” so after we left the cathedral proper, we climbed around the walls (all the rock outcroppings  that make it The Rock of Cashel are great for climbing about) and headed on down.

Hore Abbey!

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Europe Day 30 - Part Four

Alright, final part of Rock of Cashel.


These final pics will be from the museum, and the room they had set up.