Although I occasionally get the opportunity to go on some really incredible vacations
, I usually have to content myself with living vicariously through other people's vacation photos. Recently, a friend who shares my love for architecture spent a week in Ireland. Looking through her detailed, beautifully composed photos, I almost felt like I was there. 1.
Adare Manor, Adare. Built as a 'calendar house', it has 365 windows, 52 chimneys, and 4 towers (for the seasons). Built in the 19th century as the seat of the Earls of Dunraven, it is now a luxury hotel
2 – 4.
Townhouses in Dublin
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Abandoned monastery, County Clare
Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin
Townhouse in Dublin
St. Mary's Cathedral, Limerick — built in 1168, it is the oldest building in Limerick still in use.
All these photos were taken by my friend Sarah, a portrait photographer living in the St. Louis area. You can see more of her work on her website and her blog.
(Images: Sarah Sue Photography)