28 Mar 2017
Tags: Galtees, hiking, hillwallking, lough curra, scenery, snow, steep climb, texture, tuesdays of texture
Hiking in sunshine
I love the tufts of grass – or maybe there are rocks hidden under some of them – watch where you put your foot!
This was taken on a hike in the Galtee mountains in Co. Tipperary on Sunday, a very long gradual climb (over 450 metres) to a lake nestled near the top of the mountain, The lake is called Lough Curra, and to get there we followed the old ‘Ice Road’ which was used to draw ice down the valley to the big houses, and there is still evidence of ice erosion from the ice age, close to the lake at the top.
Here we are, having a break at the lake, before starting down the steep descent again. About a week ago, we had some snow on high ground, and you can still see the remains of it on the mountain side.
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22 Mar 2017
Tags: Ardmore, Cee's Fun Foto Challenge, cliff walk, Frankfurt town hall, gargoyle, gorse, scenery, scenic views, Watchtower
Looking up at the Watchtower, Ardmore
Up above you can see the Gothic style watchtower, dating back to the 1800s, overlooking Ardmore bay, in Co. Waterford. The gorse/furze bushes are just starting to bloom and brighten up the spring days.
And this cheeky chappie on Frankfurt Town Hall is looking down on all the tourists!
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15 Mar 2017
Tags: architecture, atop, daily post, Frankfkurt, Main Tower, scenery, symmetry, visitFrankfurt, weekly photo challenge
These are the views from atop the Main Tower in Frankfurt, the tallest building in Frankfurt at about 260 metres high, and 56 floors high. Don’t worry though, you don’t have to climb up 56 floors, there are high speed lifts to get you to the top in no time at all.
You will see from the top picture the symmetry of the streets, all laid out in neat blocks, and with many trees and parks that make Frankfurt a very green and open air place, in spite of the skyscrapers in the business district.
And after all that sightseeing, when Nana treats you to a big Ice cream with lots of extras, you are on top of the world!
25 Oct 2016
Tags: Bishopstown Hillwalking Club, East Munster Way, heather, hillwalking, Knockmealdown mountains, Mount Mellary, scenery, scenic Ireland, texture, tuesdays of texture, Waterford
There is a lot of different texture in this shot of County Waterford and the Knockmealdown Mountains, (even the name is full of texture!) The heather in the foreground is dying back, with not many purple flowers visible now, and this contrasts with the forest down below, and the farms and hills in the distance.
Here is another photo from our Sunday walk, our group of walkers in single file on the narrow track through the heather, on the East Munster Way
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East Munster Way
18 Jun 2016
Tags: curve, curved, daily post, escalator, foggy day, Greece, Ireland, landscape, sails, scenery, weekly photo challenge
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.
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.
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