Sunday, March 28, 2010

Guinness in Wonderland?


On our first day in Dublin we decided to head on over to the Guinness Storehouse. I highly recommend this to anyone visiting Dublin for the first time because it is 1. Fairly easy to find 2. Really fun in a nerdy museum-about-beer way and 3. At the end of your tour you get to have a pint on top of the world!


My favorite part of the Guinness Storehouse was the section on advertising. They had some fun rugby themed adverts as well as whole glass cases filled with different Guinness bottles, glasses, and every sort of trinket you could imagine...including a rather odd book that looked like it was a copy of Alice in Wonderland. Upon further inspection of this propped open book it WAS Alice in Wonderland with (you guessed it) Guinness! So strange and so unexpected this was one of the coolest things I had ever seen.


We have the Walrus, Mad Hatter, March Hare and Door Mouse all enjoying a pint on one page (with little pints running around with the oysters) and on the other page the White Knight is having a pint while talking with Alice.


"For Guinness is as Guinness does" I love it! After some research (and by research I mean a 5 minute google search) I have not found out too much information on this mysterious little book. It does look as though there were postcards of Alice in Wonderland+Guinness and also magazine ads. Does anyone out there know anything more about this?


1 comment:

  1. Oh Dublin! I've been for about two days (two seperate days) and my main memory of it is getting very drunk and climbing on the sculpture of Molly Malone. Guiness tour next time, for sure! Especially now I like guiness. Very jealous of you, have fun on the rest of your trip!