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Goodbye 2019

In 2019, as I traveled through Ireland in search of Thursday Doors, the scenery always captivated me. I want to thank all the visitors to my blog throughout the year for taking the time to stop by and share these … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – More From Derry

Some more night photos from Derry City for this week’s Thursday Doors. I’ve featured this building before but in daylight and the door is actually a vibrant fire engine red colour. I love how metallic and coppery it looks in … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – Irish Bears, the Marble Arch Caves

You might be wondering what on earth an Irish bear is and I don’t blame you – they’ve been extinct for a long time – and what have they got to do with Thursday Doors? The furry animal in the … Continue reading

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On my last visit to Galway I took a trip on the River Corrib and it was definitely a treat. The weather was dry and the landscape beautiful. We were not the only ones to take to the water, as … 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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Budapest in January

Government Buildings Budapest I took a trip to Budapest with my three sisters a couple of years ago. We chose January to go as it was the only time of year we could all take leave from work at the … Continue reading

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