Linked to Cee’s Black and White challenge
21 Sep 2014 3 Comments
20 Sep 2014 Leave a comment
Ailsa has picked the word Strong as the travel theme for this week, and my picture shows an old army Land Rover, a brand well known for its strength and reliability, while in the background you can see the big liner being guided and dragged out to see by little tugs, which are far smaller than the big boat, and far stronger, it seems.
This old tractor has done a lot of work in its day, it was a faithful workhorse in the Jameson distillery at Midleton, and carted many casks of whiskey around the town, before being retired and replaced.
20 Sep 2014 7 Comments
For exercise, we all like to do things occasionally that test our endurance, whether it is running a marathon, or even harder again, taking part in a triathalon, swimming or walking or climbing high mountains. My own particular form of
torture exercise is hillwalking, and there have been times when the hill in front of me has seemed very daunting, but faced with the choice of turning back half way through, or continuing on, most times the upward option wins out, and I eventually get to the top…sometimes vowing never to try again! Here are some photos taken on a hike of Galtymore, in County Tipperary last year.
Linked to WPC : Endurance
17 Sep 2014 3 Comments
I have come across some very different buildings when looking through my virtual shoe boxes – like this beautiful photo of the pyramid at the Louvre, all glass and metal and sparkling with the sun shining on it, and a big contrast to the old stately buildings behind it.
Paris and the Louvre is very different from my next building, a sad neglected house in the older part of Cork City
There are also some modern, well loved, buildings in the heart of the city.
have a look at some more buildings over at Cee’s great blog
17 Sep 2014 Leave a comment
16 Sep 2014 2 Comments
There are lots of different types of noise, harsh, serene, soft, loud, whispering, and even busy pictures have a lot of ‘noise’ about them, and this week Ailsa from Where’s my Backpack asks us to show some noise!
I spent the past sunny weekend in a beautiful part of Ireland, Derrynane in County Kerry, a place well known to tourists if they have travelled around the Ring of Kerry. The place is very peaceful and the only noises are waves gently lapping, sbeep baaing, people laughing and chatting as they enjoy the beautiful scenery. I hope you like the beautiful noise that comes from County Kerry.
11 Sep 2014 3 Comments
Here are some windows from my recent visit to Blarney Castle, they are so old that the glass is long gone, (if there ever was glass), but give a great view on the grounds below. Check out some more posts at Sue’s blog.