Mish Mash – Church Edition

Mish Mash – Church Edition

I think I probably saw about 25 churches during all my travels. Obviously I don’t remember all of them but here are some of my favorites.

Sagrada Familia, Barcelona, Spain.

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We’ve all seen the photos of the outside, but how often do you get a peak inside? not very often. It’s full of beautiful stain glass, vibrant colors and a lot os tourists. This Cathedral is one of the largest I’ve ever seen and fun fact; after 100 years (?) it’s still not complete.

St. Patricks Cathedral, Dublin, Ireland

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St. Patrick’s Cathedral early on a Monday morning. Another gem.

Various Churches, Oporto, Portugal. 

Disclaimer: these photos aren’t as good because well you weren’t really supposed to take photos inside these churches but my friend, being the sneaky lady she is took a ton on her phone, sent them to me and alas, here we are. Another disclaimer: the photos cannot capture the beauty of these cathedrals. Yet, another disclaimer; I saw so many churches here that I don’t know the names of all of them, but here they are!

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7 types of people you see celebrating St. Patricks Day

7 types of people you see celebrating St. Patricks Day

It’s been exactly two years since the best St. Patty’s day of my life, unfortunately this one did not compare by any means. Since I was more of an observer than a participant this year I was able to pinpoint the different types of Irish men and women out celebrating.

1. The Irish men. This is an actual Irish man (or women of course) who just happens to be in the city on St. Patrick’s Day to just bless us with their authentic presence. Signs of the Irish men? an accent, red hair, pale skin, general loudness, usually the happiest person in the bar.

2. The not Irish men (or women), this person is neither Irish nor cares too much about St. Patrick’s Day; however, they are very into the hype surrounding it ie. green ketchup at Burger King, Shamrock shakes at McDonald’s, green beer and bagels, see a theme?

3. The in between Irish, this person started out the evening with good intentions, they were totally psyched about St. Patrick’s Day. Arriving at the bar super early dressed in all green, with shamrocks beads, leprechaun socks, and probably covered in green glitter, they were so excited to see and be seen but somewhere around their 8th beer and 4th Irish car bomb they lost their way and their St. Patrick’s day spirit.

4. The lost Irish, this person lives under a rock, has no idea its St. Patrick’s day. They just so happened to wander into a bar named Mcsorely’s, Finnerty’s or McFadden’s, decked out in green decorations and still maintain a confused, lost and annoyed look on their face throughout the evening.

5. The unwilling animal. Yes, this is what is sounds like, a poor animal who found itself on the wrong side of a spray paint can.

6. The unwilling friend. Once again, just what it sounds like, a friend who has been forced against their will to celebrate.

And for number 7 some of my favorite St. Patrick’s day social media posts:

You know it’s Saint Patrick’s day when there is a line of 100 people outside Mcsorleys at 6:45 am on your way to the gym

Just watched 25+ people get ticketed and three arrested for public drinking and intoxication by Grand Central….Happy St. Patty’s Day!!!

Twinkle twinkle little star, point me to the nearest bar #StPatricksDay

If anyone tries to pinch you today for not wearing green just tell them your dick is green and they’ll leave you alone. #StPatricksDay