Irish Green

Powerscourt, Wicklow, Ireland.

Yesterday's post of the North Sea was from our British Isles cruise that we took a few years ago. I thought I would post today from the same trip. One of our ports of call was the wonderful city of Dublin, Ireland. We elected to take an early morning excursion to Powerscourt Estate before we spend the rest  of the day in Dublin. 

Powerscourt is a large country estate which is noted for its house and landscaped gardens covering 47 acres. The gardens are arguably the most beautiful gardens in all of Ireland.  The grounds are meticulously maintained and the building, as seen in the image, is in excellent shape for a 13th century castle. I chose this perspective under a huge tree as I like the play of light and shadow on the lawn as well as the color contrast with the sky.