Tuesdays of Texture: Week 6

Shehy mountains, West Cork

Patches of snow and winter grass

Can you hear the crunching of boots as we tramp through the cold?    This was us last Sunday on top of a frosty mountain in west Cork.  The views were great but there wasn’t so much time to stop and stare!

Shehy Mountain range, West Cork

Snow on the distant hills

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Tuesdays of Texture : Week 5 of 2017

Kariba, Zimbabwe

Baobab tree at Kariba, Zimbabwe

For Narami’s challenge this week I am going back to Zimbabwe to show you these amazing Baobab trees, beautiful and strange trees which can be seen in the drier parts of Africa.   It is also known as the ‘Tree of Life’ as it absorbs and stores water in it’s fibrous bark, and then it produces fruit in the dry season, when everything around it is dried up.   The tree above is probably 500 years old, as the baobab can live up to 5,000 years!

Here is a photo of a ‘younger tree’, with it’s leaves – still interesting even though it’s not as weather beaten as the older one.

Kariba, Zimbabwe

Baobab tree in Kariba

And another older one!

Kariba, Zimbabwe

Old baobab

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Tuesdays of Texture : Week 3 of 2017

West Cork Model RailwayOld ticket machine seen at the Model Railway Village in West Cork during the summer.    Doesn’t it look a bit like a visitor from outer space?

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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

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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.

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Tuesdays of Texture : 17 May 2016

Danube at Night

The Danube Canal

The photo above was taken at the Danube Canal in Vienna, which is about 17 km long, and meanders around the city of Vienna, before joining the river further along.    There were many pleasure boats and small cruise ships berthed there, waiting to take people on some night time cruises.

Danube Canal, Vienna

Cruising on the Canal

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