succumbing to peer pressure

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Trinity College (again)

I forgot one of the best stories from our Trinity tour - this guy

(George Salmon) was provost of Trinity when they were trying to decide whether or not to admit women. He is famously remembered as having threatened that they would enter over his dead body. He died shortly after and was buried by the back entrance to the college. Through which women admitted to the school entered. Careful what you wish for! (I asked if there was still a marker or anything there, but the tour guides say he's been moved)

Ireland - Day Four

Tuesday morning we went to the National Gallery, where I managed a few quiet moments in front of a Caravaggio. After we grabbed coffee and tea and pain au chocolat and snacked in Iveagh Gardens.

Then it was time for me to head back to the conference and Mom to knock around Grafton St. for more window shopping.


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