Its Friday : Let’s go on a Trip someplace!

West Cork

West Cork Model Railway Village

West Cork Model Railway Village

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

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Hibernian Club

Relaxing at the  Club

Tuesdays of Texture : The Glass Ceiling

HIbernian Club, St Stephen's Green, Dublin

This is the detail of one of the ceilings in the Stephen’s Green Hibernian Club in Dublin, a beautiful building dating back to 1840.   This ceiling is in the card room, where our son recently got married, and the workmanship and the plasterwork make this a  spectacular room

Having fun in the Card Room

Having fun in the Card Room before the ceremony

Oh to live in such a place – you can read more about the club here, and its famous visitors over the years

 

Stephen's Green Hibernian Clun

Linked to Narami’s Tuesdays of Texture

 

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Abandoned and alone

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Cottage in Connemara, Galway

Photo 101 : Day 17- Glass

Old telephone box

Old telephone box

The old telephone box, pictured above, is something that is not seen or used very much anymore, with practically everyone now having their own mobile phone, which makes communication so much easier. I can remember spending lots of time in telephone boxes when growing up, or queuing outside one while the person in the box holds a long conversation with their friend/lover/parent or whatever.   Even worse was the frustration of finding the right change, walking to the nearest phone box, only to find that it was out of order or worse still, that the handpiece was missing or broken….Oh the joys of the olden days!!!

I took this photo last night, but I didn’t check inside the booth, so I am not sure if it is still a working telephone, or just there as a reminder of things past.

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