Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Exploring Galway - colours and unexpected art

crown at a pub, colourful place
When I first arrived in Galway so many years ago I was totally amazed how alive, busy and absolutely intoxicating Galway city was.


Shop street was so busy we could hardly find our way through the crowd. The pretty little shops, the pubs and restaurants everything was packed to the brim with tourists, visitors and locals alike laughing, talking very loud, shopping and basically having fun. Believe me it is impressive if you are not used to seeing such a busy city life.

Then the bad years of the recession came and the city changed. It was suddenly so empty and so quiet it was sad to look at. Luckily that image of Galway is already forgotten except from those who were really affected and lost a lot during those years.

Today, walking these same streets, I can see that image is absolutely gone and forgotten. Galway is back to its true self - wild, full of life and bustling with opportunities and hope.
Exploring the streets of Galway is a real pleasure - enjoying all the colours, the life and excitement all around me I feel better already.

So get out and explore, you might find something you are looking for...  

people walking shop street, Galway
Walking Shop Street

Blake's bar, Galwaya

shop window

McSwiggan's Galway
McSwiggan's 

note saying: made in Galway at the market  hat stand at the market

shopping at the market
Rambling through Galway Market 

shopping for art at the market
Plenty of art to choose from 

clothes and sheep bags at the market

sheep bags at the market
Visiting Ireland? You got to get a sheep in some form and shape to bring home!!

  display of sheep figurines

My friend from A piece of Ireland showing that the cute little sheep are not her only important work

sheep figurines
 

bicycles
Cycling is the better way to move around!!

bicycle on the street

Ed Sheeran's face on a wall in Galway
You can't go to Galway and not hear Ed's name or see his face somewhere

Ed Sheeran's face on a wall
The Loft

building by the river, Il Vicollo
Il Vicolo along the river

yellow building
Galway Arms Inn

Dela restaurant  Aniar restaurant
    
Dela Restaurant    and   Aniar Restaurant      

random wall with a drawing on it
I just love all the colours and unexpected art you can find in Galway

decorated and painted voltage box

beautiful drawings on a wall

pretty building

man playing the whistle, drawing on a wall

blue house

pretty street art on a house

kashmir restaurantgalway
Kashmir

green door with decoration

view of galway
Gourmet Tart Co.

view of Galway

   Lovely view of Galwayview from Galway  

colourful view of Galway

view from Galway

End of shop street at Spanish arch

Burgerstory restaurant   claddagh jewellery

                      Burger strory                     Claddagh Jewellery           

Kumar's
Kumar's Taste of Asia

colourful Cupan Tae
Cupan Tae

shop street Galway

shop street, Galway
McDonagh's seafood

bright red building

couple looking at flowers  flower shop  

flower shop, Galway
Yes Flowers
flower shop, trees, Galway
Yes Flowers

purple building
Tigh Nora - Galway's most popular gin bar

flags, banners and crowds
Shop Street

white and red building, Galway
Sleepzone hostel Galway

Did you have a look at my other Galway post?