Photos from #Worldcon2019

Linen Hall Library, Belfast. Jed and I didn’t have a lot of time in Belfast — about an hour to wander around. So we just walked the streets a bit, and stopped in at this building, which I had somehow assumed was some kind of textile arts museum. But no — it’s actually a membership-based private library (also something of a museum), built in what used to be the White Linen Hall (a linen exchange). https://linenhall.com

“By becoming a member of the Linen Hall Library you are continuing a tradition that began in 1788 when a group of artisans, determined to enhance their understanding of the world and make the written word accessible, began what was then called The Belfast Reading Society.”

More about the library: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linen_Hall_Library

 

I admit to being a little stunned to see stained glass GoT in the heart of Belfast. I knew the series had been great for tourism (you can take many different GoT tours there), but still! Nice job, George!

Just a mall, but still, interesting to see the modern juxtaposition in old Belfast…

Foreign junk food is the most interesting junk food. 

One more WorldCon dinner in Dublin, at some fancy Japanese place whose name I’ve forgotten.

Bits of Dublin.

Bits of WorldCon. Yes, I photograph my food a lot. Also Jedediah. 

Fascinating textile arts stop in the dealer’s room.

Lovely dinner at The Winding Stair in Dublin — delicious food, even more delicious company. — with Shweta TanejaBenjamin Rosenbaum and Heather Shaw.

Science Ceilidh — they do educational ceilidh, which is just delightful. I had the best time, dancing ‘til I was ready to collapse. 

I had a moment when, for all my love of Irish food, I really needed a spicy meal — this cheap takeout place next to our hotel hit the spot!

 

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