26 Apr 2017 5 Comments
Memories of Africa from a post I wrote two years ago, hope you enjoy.
This song was written by a South African singer, Johnny Clegg, and tells about the many people who were born in Africa, or who, like me, lived there for a considerable time, and are now scattered all over the world.
I was born in Ireland, but moved to Zimbabwe (then known as Rhodesia) in the 70s when I was newly wed and looking for adventure and a new life. My four children were born there, and I stayed in Zimbabwe until 2002, almost 30 years. We lived in a peaceful country with a great climate, in a country with lots of natural beauty, and with lots of wildlife and amazing scenery, sunrises and sunsets like no other. Life was good, we watched our children take their first steps, starting their own big adventures, learning to walk, learning to run, but always within the comfort of home and within…
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19 Apr 2017 3 Comments
18 Apr 2017 2 Comments
On Easter Sunday we went walking in Killarney National Park, where the 3 Lakes of Killarney are to be found, and the place is surrounded by mountains, with the most beautiful scenery all around. The bridge above is where one of the lakes flows in to the other, and everywhere you look there are the most beautiful textures and colours, with the trees, grasses, water and mountains all blending in together.
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06 Apr 2017 8 Comments
It’s a door of sorts, one that can only be used if you have the right key. This photo was taken in The Bank Bar and Restaurant, in College Green, Dublin. This restaurant was formerly (you guessed it) a bank, in fact there was a bank here since 1892, first the Belfast Bank, and later the Royal Bank of Ireland. It has been a restaurant since 2003, but has retained many of the original features inside, including the safes and safety deposit boxes downstairs in the vaults.
The Bank website gives the following information on the origins of the building :
The exterior is Franco-Scottish in inspiration and is unique in that it is one of Dublin’s rare examples of Scottish sandstone. The interior, which was once the main banking hall, is a stunning example of merchant power and patronage displaying an extraordinary ornate setting, stained glass ceiling, mosaic tiled floors and spectacular hand carved plasterwork and cornicing.
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31 Mar 2017 7 Comments
This is another door we came across in the town of Lismore, Co. Waterford. It is sad to see that this building is all shut up and neglected, as there was a really lovely restaurant there, O’Briens Chop House, which closed a few years ago. Let’s hope the place soon comes back to life again.
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