I’ll get this week’s post going slightly differently to what I was planning. I went to last year’s July folder, looking for a few specific photos but while scrolling through the door caught my eye. Obviously there must be something worth investigating hidden behind the door… why else would it be bricked shut now?
On that day I eventually found a bit of high ground. I could poke the camera over the wall…
Some place, the Lyons Estate in Kildare, not too far from Dublin. Now… what would be hidden behind those doors in the distance? The history… the intrigue… the myth and mystery… I wonder? A sordid tale or two… who knows? More importantly, if they know, will they tell?
Back to what I was really looking for. When I first thought of my response to Ailsa’s challenge this week I recalled my habit of hiding coins between the stones or under bridge staples, as I call them. Here’s a few slipped under a staple somewhere along the Royal Canal. I wonder if they’re still hidden there?
Then, as we’re now onto the topic of the Royal Canal… I don’t have any photo’s to challenge Ailsa’s gator eyes… so, why not something else with eyes, hidden in the canal’s dark water?
Away from water… away from the extravagance of the large country estates and the fun of the fish. Another side of hidden I see quite often in the summer? No, not the sun hiding away, no… not the young swallows hiding in the nests… something else entirely. Cricket is a summer game… when the vegetation is at it’s thickest. Cricket is also a game where the batsman tries to hit the ball out of the province… which leads to curious scenes when fielders are hunting for the hidden ball. I’ve seen the lads going into a blackthorn hedgerows… and I’ve wondered!
What else could I show you that’s not hidden so far you can’t see it? I could show you a wee boat in the middle of Dublin town… or, if you really think I’m having you on then see how many boats you see. Yep… the big one does seem to hide the others, does it not?
You know, I’m wondering if Ailsa hasn’t opened the barn doors here… I have so many good photos hidden in the folders. I may just keep going with the theme for a few days next week…