The chapel and to the right, Dublin Castle's oldest surviving structure, the Records Tower. The tower is 13th century stuff and kind of what we had hoped the whole thing would be like, all medieval and enchanted looking. But instead Dublin Castle is more of a mish-mash of architectural styles, some of them pretty in their own right but not presenting the most attractive or visually pleasing overall picture.
When we take the tour we'll get to see some of the archaeological diggings showing even older stuff: Viking remnants, original city wall pieces, moat action and the like.
But the detail on the chapel is pretty cool, if you go for the heads carved in stone variety. Chris does his best stone head impression...
The gardens have these little secret pockets that'll make you gasp as you turn the corner and discover them. This picture is worth clicking to get the full effect.
We just can't get a handle on this paint job. Nothing in Dublin is this brightly colored, why in the world would you choose this color scheme?