My digs here in Dublin are curiously reminiscent of the same I had in Florence for one week in 1995.
Not the accommodation itself (There it was simple a room at the aptly named Hotel David, thank you very much. Here it is a 2 bedroom flat in a modern apartment building.)
But the location respective to the cities is similar.
In Florence, the Hotel was on the River Arno on the North side away from the City centre and a good 10 minutes or more walk along the embankment until you crossed one of many bridges to get near the core action.
Almost identically, here in Dublin, I am on the north side of the River Liffey and a good 10 minutes or more walk along the embankment until I cross one of many bridges to get...and so on.
A beautiful night with great food at The Botticelli and a stroll along Grafton Street to St. Stephen's Green, certainly one of the loveliest of city parks.
Tomorrow, the assault on CULTURE continues anew. Stand back...