Dublin - A Wander in Ballsbridge

The village of Ballsbridge in Dublin is particularly quaint.  It's fun to go for a stroll there after work.  There are also a few hidden gems among the shops and restaurants.  For example, Roly's Cafe and Bakery has a very tempting display of sweet treats.  Fortunately, it's across a major road from where we usually walk and I'm often too lazy (or is it too scared?) to run the gauntlet to cross the street and take a peek.
I liked this restaurant -- East Chinese House.  They serve traditional Chinese cuisine and...pizza!  Who knew that the two go together...
The fastest way for us to get from where we were staying to Ballsbridge was via the walking path along the River Dodder.  I like how colorful wildflowers grow in the rocks along the river's edge.
I've seen the occasional fisherman giving it a go in the center of the river.
Here's a look at the path we take -- very idyllic.
Maia is a restaurant in town and a good stopping point for morning coffee.  It's impossible to miss their bright red awning on Shelbourne Rd.
Across the street, there are some adorable stone cottages.
We decided to do a more substantial walk this time and did a loop that took us past the canal.  This boy and horse statue was a surprising find along the water.  Brilliant.

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