Tuesday, 2 August 2011

The Rubrics, Trinity College Dublin

 This is the front of The Rubrics, as seen from Front Square.
 The back...
And a corner of the roof next to the Museum Building; it was the limb of the old tree which interested me, as you can tell! None of these photos do justice to the beauty of the Elizabethan architecture, especially the chimneys.

The Rubrics is the oldest building in Trinity College, built in about 1592 when Elizabeth the First granted the Charter for a University in Dublin. The site was a dilapidated Monastery outside the City Walls.

'Rubrics' is short for 'red bricks', by which name it is widely known. Last year the College decided to empty the cellars and apparently most of the 'old rubbish' found was taken straight to the National Museum for conservation! How many of us empty our 'rubbish' into a Museum???

Further History of the College.

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