I noticed quite a few shades of grey in the photos I selected for this week’s Thursday Doors post. They were all taken in Dundalk and I’ll be featuring the County Louth town over the next few weeks. I love the name of this first one, The Tipsy Cow and no, not a drop had passed my lips when I took this shot, even though the angle might make you think otherwise. The next few images are of Saint Nicholas church (Roman Catholic). It was built in 1860. Originally it had a very tall slender steeple but this was struck by lightning in 1904 and removed. In 1913 the church was extended, doubling its capacity.
I know this is Ireland with its forty shades of green but look how many varied tones of grey there are in these photographs.
The warm tones of those wooden doors really stand out against the starkness of the cut stone. Across the street you can see lots of colour along the terraced buildings.
In the distance you’ll see the copper spire of another Saint Nicholas church (Church of Ireland – Anglican/Episcopalian) known as The Green Church. I’ll be featuring that lovely old building in a future post.
In between the grey there’s a nice splash of colour. I love how the buildings each side seem to frame Sean’s Tavern and set it off so nicely. Very eye catching. Thanks so much for taking another tour of my native town with me this week. There’ll be more from Dundalk over the next few Thursday Doors posts but in the meantime, take a look at what Norm has over on his blog this week.