Tuesdays of Texture : Killarney

Brickeen Bridge, Killarney

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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Tuesdays of Texture : Week 13, 2017

Galtee Mountains,Co Tipperary

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.

Lough Curra, Co Tipperary

Lough Curra

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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Tuesdays of Texture : Week 12

St. Declans Well, Lismore

Ruins of an old church

This old building, St. Declan’s Well in Ardmore, Co Waterford, is still standing after a few hundred years, and you can see from all the old stonework that it is a very interesting wall, full of texture.   The doorway seems to be quite small, maybe earlier generations were shorter than this one!

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Tuesdays of Texture : Week 8

Greenwich Chapel

Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich

This beautiful chapel can be seen at the Royal Naval College in Greenwich, England – the same place where you can find the  Greenwich Meridian

The chapel was built in the 18th century, and the ceiling has a design of squares and octagons, with carved circles in the middle, painted in a light blue and cream.

The carvings over the entrance, and underneath the organ, are also very impressive, as you can see below.

Chapel  at the Royal Naval College

Chapel at the Royal Naval College

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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 4 of 2017

Frankfurt, Germany

Sunrise in Frankfurt

This is the Ginnheim Tower in Frankfurt, early one winter’s morning, taken from my bedroom windown when I visited my daughter and her family in early December.   What a nice view to wake up to! This tower is officially known as the Europaturm, and is a communication tower in the Ginnheim area, and also known as the Ginnheim Asparagus!

Europaturm, Frankfurt

The Ginnheim Asparagus, and below is a close up of the rooftops and bare branches in the early morning.

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