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Poolbeg, both the lighthouse and the two chimneys. Both iconic Dublin landmarks. I’ve done the odd post about the chimneys before. I’ve featured the lighthouse as well. Not too many moons ago the chimneys faced an uncertain future. There was … Continue reading
Yep… vinyl and vapour trails. Why? Because I like to ring of it. It hatched when I had one of those lightning bolt moments. You know the ones. I was pondering this post while I was outside doing my bit … Continue reading
I think I’ve used the Harry Chapin song as inspiration before. All my life’s a circle… sunrise to sundown… Well, why not again? It’s a rather potent song… a reminder of just how lucky we are to witness a sunrise … Continue reading
Yes, it’s quite a mouthful but it’s something that’s been getting to me lately. What, you may ask? Rebellion and revenge or respect and reconciliation? The people of Ireland are currently commemorating the 100th year since the 1916 Easter Rising. … Continue reading
Yes… that’s right. Pernickity party pooper! That’s me… no, that’s my good lady. I’m the pernickity one… she’s the party pooper one! Mind you… according to the good lady I’m pernickity, not according to me. Then, on the flip side, … Continue reading
The fun just goes on. Today is the halfway point of the A to Z and boy, am I meeting many new folk and having fun! The whole experience has been a bot of a memory roller-coaster! Taking me back … Continue reading
So… we get the challenge under way on a personal note. With a challenge of another kind. Yep… later this month my good lady and I will hit one of those marital bliss milestones. I have posted in the past … Continue reading
OK… some of you may say a river can’t be included in my alphabet but it is as much an attraction in the city as many of the other features. I’m reminded of a bit of wall art on a … Continue reading
Yes… today in 2011 this blog saw the light of day! The main reason, at that stage of my life, for starting a blog was to support my soon to be published first novel. The first category I created for … Continue reading
I’ve only recently discovered these gardens. There is definitely an air of tranquillity about the whole site. The circular lines are offset well by the parallels created by the horizontals of stairs and interlinking trellis timbers. The memorial gardens were … Continue reading
As a South African with a very real interest in history this structure in the heart of Dublin has special meaning. The Arch was erected to commemorate the Fusiliers who fought on the side of the Brits in the Second … Continue reading