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Old Heritage.

This is Ireland. Everything is old. Well, almost everything! The tourism types sell the South East as the Ancient South East. We haven’t lived in the South East for too long but that hasn’t stopped us from exploring… looking about … Continue reading

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The Past… the Future!

I found the imagery conflicting… the monuments to the past being superseded by the technological giants of the future. I wonder if those brand new wind turbines will become the something of the past before the gravestones crumble in the … Continue reading

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History – a few Churches?

Yesterday’s post gave me the idea to go look-see in the galleries for churches. They’re typically all old… some of the ruins featured today are many hundreds of years old! The captions will reveal the names and if anyone of … Continue reading

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I Once Walked There… Lest We Forget!

Once, only once… I walked those hallowed grounds where brittle, icy twigs cracked and exploded underfoot where bone fragments and bits of shrapnel still lay strewn where new roots have set and woods grow tall and strong Once, I walked … Continue reading

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Dublin Street Views – Wolfe Tone Square

I’m usually of the habit of putting a positive spin on everything I show of Dublin and surrounds. Yet, at times one can’t help but to show the blemishes. Ever since my last visit to the city the cow in today’s photo has had … Continue reading

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South Africa’s New National Sport?

I ask myself if I’m allowed to even dare suggest that crime and violence is sport. But on the other hand, if I don’t ask the question, will I not also be culpable or complicit in the carnage? Yes, that … Continue reading

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Delicate, Life… WPhotoC

I was about to place a photo for this week’s challenge taken by my good lady wife but then my mind turned to more serious matters and I was again reminded how fragile life can be. Delicately fragile! We are never sure about … Continue reading

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Lest We Forget! – War and Peace…

Today is that day again… that day we promise each year never to forget. Then, when the day passes we promptly forget until next year. Maybe, once we have walked those old battlefields and cemeteries we don’t forget quite so easily. Maybe we should set ourselves way-points in … Continue reading

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