Wordless Wednesday : Making the Neighbourhood Pretty

Blackrock Railway walk

Manhole covers getting a facelift

Weekly Photo Challenge : Curve

Coolmain Beach

Coolmain Beach, near Kinsale

When the weather is foggy or misty, the landscape changes and becomes less harsh, more curved and gentle, as you can see in the photo above, taken on a beach near Kinsale on a foggy day.

The Graben, Vienna

Escalator in Vienna

This is one of my favourite photos, people on the curved escalator as it moves them up and down to their destination,

and the curving sails in the photo below, along with the rolling hills of Greece in the background, make this a very peaceful scene.

Sailing away

Sailing away

Check out more entries here

 

The Bridge with Strings Attached

Samuel Beckett was an Irish novelist and playwright that was born in Dubin in 1906, he wrote many plays and novels, one of the most famous being ‘Waiting for Godot‘   He lived most of his life in Paris, and died there in 1989.  He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1969, and in recognition of his contribution to the arts, one of the newer bridges crossing the Liffey in Dublin has been named the Samuel Beckett Bridge

Samuel Beckett Bridge

A Bridge with Strings

This is a very contemporary looking bridge, installed in 2009, and looks like a harp lying on its side, and it is most impressive when seen at night, with all the buildings around it lit up.

Samuel Beckett Bridge

Grazing Graceful Geese on the Golf Course!

Gold Coast Golf Club

Golfing Geese

The Daunt Rock and The Mary Stanford

I went back to Ballycotton on Sunday, and the Mary Stanford has now been restored to it’s former glory, as you will see from the photos.   A fitting tribute to a brave boat and crew.

Retirement and beyond

On a visit to Ballycotton last weekend, I was intrigued by the very battered and bruised old lifeboat on display overlooking the lighthouse.  This was the Mary Stanford, and it was only when I got home and asked the all knowing ‘ Dr Google’, that I found out the intriguing history of this very hard working little boat with the big heart.

RNLB Mary Stanford RNLB Mary Stanford

Unusually, this lifeboat was the only lifeboat in Ireland that was awarded a gold medal for gallantry. Often lifeboat crews receive medals for gallantry, but in this case the lifeboat also received a gold medal, for the famous Daunt Lightship rescue in February 1936.    The original Mary Stanford was built in 1916, and was stationed in Rye, England, but was lost in a storm in 1928, when it went down with all 17 crew on board.

In 1930, the son of Mary Stanford paid…

View original post 198 more words

Gallery

Leaving Cork

This piece was written by a fellow Corkwoman, and I have felt the same every time I left Cork to go back to my ‘other life’ in a far away country.

The Cork Woman

My first piece ever, was published in The Irish Examiner.bus 3

Leaving Cork is something I’d expect to be getting used to at this point.  I’ve been doing it seriously for 21 years now. That first time was the worst.  Right before leaving for the airport my Dad and I took a walk down a country boreen by his house in Waterfall, and I waited for him to ask me not to go.  I would have changed my mind so easily then.  But he didn’t.  Instead he talked about the power of youth and opportunity, and the importance of being brave with your life.  That was all very inspiring of course, but what I really wanted him to say was, “Leave? Don’t be ridiculous.  Come back inside and we’ll have a cup of tea”. He didn’t though, and I sobbed and sighed all the way to Shannon, and then heaved my…

View original post 888 more words

Color Your World : Magenta

Waiting for the Band

Lisstening to the Band

The magenta daisies and petunias listen to the music on a summer day.   This photo was taken at the bandstand in Cobh, Co Cork, on a sunny weekend last summer.   Apart from its famous Cathedral overlooking the town, Cobh is well known because it was the last port of call for the Titanic 100 years ago.

A summer bouquet

A summer bouquet

Lined to Color Your World

 

Welcome Spring!

dsc_1942.jpgAfter a very long, very wet, very windy winter, it is so nice to see a bright day and to pick the first daffodils from the garden.   Welcome, you lovely cheerful flowers, we have missed you!

Linked to Floral Friday Fotos and Weekly Photo Challenge

Color Your World : Indigo

 

Lighthouse window

This old indigo window in a lighthouse looks out on a calm indigo sea at the Old Head, Kinsale.

Linked to Jennifer’s Color Your World

 

Color Your World: Green Yellow

2013-10-20 13.35.34

The sheep doesn’t care if the grass is green, or yellow, it all tastes good!

 

Linked to Color Your World

Previous Older Entries Next Newer Entries

Rebel Bee

Musings from a small scale-bee keeper

violetonlineisonline

Violet Online sex dating relationships politics feminism world stuff love

Livonne Imagery

Awaken the Dreaming

Bantinginireland

Find out how you can eat fat and lose weight.

Balance

Everything in life is balance...

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

Blog magazine for lovers of health, food, books, music, humour and life in general

Take A Hike

Walks in Ireland | Hikes in Ireland

helenebrennan

My paintings, photos and occasional written thoughts about my images. www.helene-brennan.com

Le Chic En Rose

Diaries of an independent traveller

Hello Cork

Your life must be an open city, with all sorts of ways to wander in - Robin Sloane

Note to Traveler

Mostly photos with a dash of short notes & stories

The Nature of Things

A blog dedicated to flora, fauna and all the wonderful things in nature.

thefidgetyfoodie

not your average food & travel blog

Epices et Baobabs

a wandering foodie

Gimme The Recipe

Irish Food Blog - easy recipes , this blog is full of simple recipes & sometimes travel - by Irish Food Blogger Sheila Kiely

travelswithdiane Blog

It's a big beautiful world, let's get out there and explore it!

%d bloggers like this: