29 Oct 2014 6 Comments
29 Oct 2014 2 Comments
Scarlet is such a vibrant, passionate, colour, that even a little bit of scarlet in a photo will make it stand out. My first photo was taken in Copenhagen last winter, and the Lady in Red really stands out against the yellow bus, even though the pigeons in the foreground seem to be ignoring her!
And from winter to summer, my next shot was taken on a summer holiday in Italy, and the pops of red, scarlet and orange really bring life to the scene.
In the 17th and 18th centuries, soldiers’ uniforms were often scarlet in colour, as you can see from these re-enactors demonstrating the various types of uniforms used by British armies in days gone by.
Thanks to Jennifer for her prompt.
27 Oct 2014 3 Comments
Who could resist reading about this wonderful city, and all it’s different views of water, canals, bridges, buildings, gondolas, and smiling gondoliers, and even a handsome film star or two from time to time!
Linked to Weekly Photo Challenge : Cover Art
27 Oct 2014 1 Comment
Whether we like it or not, our life is driven by numbers, when to get up, what day is it, what date is it, when’s your birthday, what date did it happen? If you are interested in history, and when you learn history in school, there are so many dates and numbers to remember, that we all need a little help from time to time.
The sign below is on the old Kerry to Cork Butter Road which was the road travelled by farmers when they brought their butter to sell at the Cork Butter Exchange, near Shandon, in Cork City. From there the fresh Irish butter, from the rich lush farmlands, was sent all over the world, in the 1700s, it was the largest (Number 1) butter market in the world.
The Kerryman’s Table is a large rock along the road, where farmers who didn’t have a means of transport left their butter to be picked up and taken to the market, and the weary travellers could have a rest along the way.
Linked to Ailsa’s Travel Theme : Numbers
23 Oct 2014 3 Comments
Toys, toys, toys, it’s coming to that time of the year again when we will have to get our thinking caps on and start shopping for presents …and there is no better present than a toy, whatever age you are! Who wouldn’t like a train set, or a make believe kitchen.
And while the big boys are waiting for their dinner, they can amuse themselves on their phones and tablets!
These photos were taken in Imaginosity in Dublin, where young and old can enjoy a world of make belief and imagination!
Linked to Cee’s Black & White Challenge
23 Oct 2014 6 Comments
Dawn’s Theme this week is Broken, here are a few broken and non-existent windows I have come across on my travels around Ireland.
Also linked to Ailsa’s Travel Theme – Broken, so I am killing two birds with one stone here!