Moving to a new city can be a bit overwhelming. New city means getting lost in a new place, finding a new hair stylist (maybe that’s just me, but I need a haircut), and most importantly a way to meet new people. While I was waiting for my classes to settle in and use to life at DIT, I began researching events and opportunities around town. Before long, and a few referrals later I ended up finding the IgersDublin community on Instagram. They are a network of bloggers, students, and professionals who are all passionate about sharing photos and stories on Instagram.
I decided to take a plunge and head out to one of their photo walk meetups, in honor of #OpenHouseDublin. Open House Dublin is a fantastic event put on by the Irish Architecture Foundation, where over a hundred talks, tours, and exhibitions showcase the buildings and history of Dublin. While we didn’t even make a dent in all there was to see, but we packed four tours in and hundreds of pictures (collectively). By the end of the afternoon we all needed a coffee and recharge.
The meet-up kicked off at the Iveagh House, a beautiful mansion that was owned by the Guiness Family! It now houses the Attorney General and other officials. Throughout the afternoon we also made it to the Leinster House, the National Library of Ireland, and the Mansion House. Lucky for us, on these tours they encouraged photos! Many of these spaces are usually not open to the public, so it was a real treat.
While this photo is a bit blurry its one of my favorites from the afternoon, mid-video as Sofia, the IgersDublin Community Manager, took a look in everyone's lens.
You can see the video here.
As you can see, the event consisted of me attempting to do the beautiful ceilings justice, amazing sculptures, and unbelievably beautiful weather. I loved getting a chance to meet some new faces and be with a group of people that don't mind me asking to stop to take a photo.