Wordless Wednesday : Making the Neighbourhood Pretty

Blackrock Railway walk

Manhole covers getting a facelift

Wordless Wednesday : Early Morning Reflections

Drake's Pool, Crosshaven

Drake’s Pool, Crosshaven

Peace and Tranquility by the Lake

Gougane Barra

Peaceful lake Gougane

Gougane Barra Forest Park, in West Cork, is the source of the River Lee, which is 90 km in length, and flows through the valleys of mid Cork to Cork city and onwards to Cork Harbour where it joins the sea.

Gougane Barra is also where St. Finbarr, the founder of Cork, established a monastery in the 6th century.  He had a hermitage on a small island in the lake, the remains of which can still be seen, and the little church that still stands is a very popular place for weddings.

Gougane Barra

Gougane Barra church

There are lots of walks in the park itself, to suit all classes of walkers, and even on a misty day, it’s a peaceful place,as you can see from the gallery below.

100 Years On

A sad day 100 Years ago.

meticulous mick

Today marks the 100th anniversary of the start of the Battle of the Somme.

I was over in France last month and we headed to the site of the Somme, taking in Thiepval, Beaumont Hamel and other places now entrenched in the history of the first world war.

The first site visited was the Newfoundland Memorial at Beaumont Hamel, the largest area of the site of the battle that has been preserved. Shell holes remain, trenches clearly visible and most haunting of all, the “Danger Tree”. This petrified tree is all that remains of the many trees that once stood at this site before battle commenced. It became a key objective in the battle.

The Danger Tree at Beaumont Hamel The Danger Tree

The Newfoundland Regiment were one of the regiments that went over the top on that first day of the Battle of the Somme. Of the 780 men of this regiment that went over…

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Thursday Doors : More Blues

Kioni Island, Greece

There are many doors in this building at Kioni village in Ithaca, Greece.  Of course the beautiful ‘Greek Blue’ on the doors and shutters really stands out and makes the house very interesting.    I would love to be there right now, soaking up the sunshine!

Check out Norm’s Thursday Doors for more.

Wordless Wednesday : Gaslight

Dungarvan

Old lights in an alley

Tuesdays of Texture : Week 27

Prague Praha

Charles Bridge, Prague

Charles Bridge in Prague, one of the oldest bridges there, was commissioned in 1357, and has 30 baroque statues along the length of the bridge, depicting all different people and events.   This bridge is visited by everyone that comes to Prague,and is the main thoroughfare linking both sides of the river.   Be prepared in high tourist season to be jostled and pushed along by the thousands of people on the bridge, all trying to get close to the different statues.

Charles Bridge, Prague

Charles Bridge, Prague

You can click on this link to see a list of the statues on the bridge.

Check out more posts in the Tuesdays of Texture series over on Narami’s blog

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