“When you became a student at Oxford you realized both your own mortality, in the flow of this near-millennium of students, and also the small particle of immortality that attaches to you when you begin to belong to an immortal place.” - The September Society
Throwback to spring quarter, when I studied abroad in Vienna. On my way back to states, I went to my grandmother’s old house in Ireland, out in County Kerry, on the Dingle Peninsula. I also got to spend some time in Dublin, and while there visited Trinity College.
Since I left Megatron for a week to go to Ireland, I thought I’d share some of the photos with you. Ireland is glorious. Go there. If I could move there right now and live out my days there, I totally would.
The Library in Trinity College is the largest library in Ireland, receiving 100,000 new books every year. Its most famous book, the Book of Kells, is a 9th century manuscript, hand written by monks, and displaying intricate fonts and illustrations.
The Libraries Long Room is lined with marble bust’s, that depict famous philosophers, writers and men who supported the college, such as writer Jonathan Swift (of Gulliver’s Travels fame).