Category Archives: photography

Thursday Doors – Athlone

Athlone, county Westmeath, is the featured town in my Thursday Doors post this week, although, this lovely thatched cottage isn’t in the town itself. I know you can’t see the entrance in the photograph but trust me, there is a … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – Enniskillen 1

I found some of this week’s Thursday Doors on an old photograph taken in Enniskillen, county Fermanagh, a medium sized town with a population of around 14,000. The image shows us what the premises on Church Street looked like in … Continue reading

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Pilmore Beach, Youghal, County Cork, Ireland. The Daily Post WordPress Photo Challenge: Landscape

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In Ireland you can have all four seasons in a day, so it’s difficult to say anything is really off-season. However, it’s the middle of June and although we’ve had a little bit of sunshine, this is what most days … Continue reading

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 I’m not sure which caught my eye first, the vivid red sash and matching fire hydrant, or the cow’s head sticking through the pane of glass. Interesting shop front in Lisbon, Portugal. No doubt, someone with a vivid imagination thought this one … Continue reading

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While sightseeing around the city of Budapest on a tourist bus, I was so engrossed in taking photographs that I didn’t notice we had reached our destination. The passengers had all piled off, my sisters among them, before I realized … Continue reading

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Past Meets Present.

The MSC Splendida, eleventh longest cruise ship in the world, docked in Cobh on May 12, 2015 carrying over 4,500 passengers and crew. It was  a beautiful sunny day and the place was buzzing with tourists. We even bumped into … Continue reading

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On The Way

On the way to the Fisherman’s Bastion, on the Buda bank of the River Danube,   you can ride in a beautifully decorated old,  wooden elevator to the top of Castle Hill. I took these photos as we slowly made our ascent. … Continue reading

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Forces of Nature

This battered row of wooden sentinels on my local beach, defying the forces of nature, made me think of an army of soldiers on the front line. The pounding of waves reminded me of war, so I turned my photo … Continue reading

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