I really couldn’t make up my mind what to give you for this one.
Wall? Or… Wall!
Ireland is so full of history that I could likely post a wall pic every day for a year and never show the same building or structure. There’s the walls of castles, of churches, old farm houses and so many ruins. Then, there’s a mass of stonework associated with transport. Bridges, canal locks, harbours and dry docks.
I eventually settled on this photo because it reminds me of somewhere in South Africa. A ruin beside the River Boyne in Co Meath, a warehouse built in an era gone by when barge transport was the way forward. That ruin stirred a memory of South Africa. How? I don’t know. It was a fantastic, warm September’s day… unseasonally warm for Ireland. Maybe that caused my thoughts to drift south.
I sat in the same spot for ages, watching a heron and a few ducks on the opposite bank. The sun played tricks behind the clouds… casting ever-changing patterns on the crumbling stone walls. Maybe the bright blue sky and the glowing greens lulled me in to a sense of déjà vu… or maybe my mind simply needed to scale the restrictive walls that circumstance sometimes encircles us with!
Mind you… how about a wall blog? A post a day for a year? Maybe…
PS – I wasn’t the only photographer there on the day… see if you spot him! Maybe he was also allowing his mind to scale mental walls…