Thursday Special : Eye Contact


I haven’t taken part in this challenge for a long time, but found an interesting picture for this one.  During the summer days we visited the West Cork Model Railway Village in Clonakilty, Co Cork.  This was such a fun place, not only for kids and train enthusiasts, but for the whole family.

Their website describes the village as a fully scaled handmade model of the old West Cork Railway Line with fully working trains and the towns that the railway served , Clonakilty, Kinsale, Dunmanway and Bandon.
Each model is a replica of the town as it was back in the 1940’s and it’s a great way to make local history real for all ages.

There is also a museum, and this old machine was one of the attractions – it looks like its making eye contact with me…like an alien from another time sending me a message!

West Cork Model Railway

My grandchildren enjoyed being ‘giants’ towering above the town

West Cork Model Railway Village

Here be Giants

Clonakilty, Co Cork

Giants towering over the town

Linked to Paula’s Thursdays Special : Eye Contact

12 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Paula
    Sep 01, 2016 @ 20:09:25

    This is a really cool eyeing machine. I appreciate your entry!

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  3. Paula
    Sep 01, 2016 @ 20:14:01

    Thank you very much for your entry. That eyeing machine is really quirky! Love it!

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  4. Anonymous
    Sep 01, 2016 @ 20:32:11

    Hi Joan, That looks like fun for children of all ages. Great photos as usual

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  5. sonyavdg
    Sep 01, 2016 @ 22:44:24

    Great take on the theme

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  6. Frances Macaulay Forde
    Sep 02, 2016 @ 03:10:10

    Reblogged this on Perth Words… exploring possibilities. and commented:
    Wish we’d gone there when I was living in Midleton, Co Cork.

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  7. Sallyann
    Sep 02, 2016 @ 03:40:53

    The face looks quite smug… Not quite so smug now that someone has stolen the cigar from the side of his mouth though.

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  8. sultanabun
    Sep 02, 2016 @ 19:39:30

    I used to bring my kids out there, lovely place and great photos!

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