We recently decided to take afternoon tea at the opulent and historic Shelbourne Hotel. Before heading into the tea room, we had a look around the place and were awed by the ornate stucco ceilings and gilded columns.
Gorgeous staircases with ornate railings spun round and round for as far as our eyes could see.
Sumptuous stained glass panels spanned the lobby. A small library sat off to one side of this room (not pictured) and featured guest books from the last hundred plus years including the one from the fateful day of the Easter Rising in 1916.