Wordless Wednesday : Shandon Church

Shandon Bells, Cork City

One Word Photo Challenge : Scarlet

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!

Lady in Red

Lady in Red

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.

 

A lazy summer's day

A lazy summer’s day

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.

Cromwell's Men in action

Cromwell’s Men in action

Thanks to Jennifer for her prompt.

WPC : Book Cover

light on the canal

Venice and It’s Charms

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

Travel Theme : Numbers

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.

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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.

The Kerryman's Table

The Kerryman’s Table

Linked to Ailsa’s Travel Theme : Numbers

Cee’s Black & White Challenge : Toys for Kids and Adults

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.

Let's see whats cooking!

Let’s see whats cooking!

And while the big boys are waiting for their dinner, they can amuse themselves on their phones and tablets!

Something for the big boys.

Something for the big boys.

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

A Lingering Look at (Broken) Windows

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!

Autumn- Welcome Autumn

falling leaves
hide the path
so quietly
~John Bailey, “Autumn,” a haiku year, 2001, as posted on oldgreypoet.com

Saturday afternoon stroll

Saturday afternoon stroll

Glucksman Gallery, University College, Cork

Autumn in the grounds of the University

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