Tag Archives: Second Boer War

Frame…

To frame time… to capture the moment for as long as you want the moment to last. That, to me is what framing a photo is all about. I’ve taken a wander through the archives to find a few frames … Continue reading

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Reflecting on Rebellion, Revenge, Respect and Reconciliation 

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

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Dublin Alphabet – F for Fusiliers Arch

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

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Day 3 – 5 Day B&W Challenge: Links, Past and Present

Yesterday, I shared a photo taken inside St Stephens Green so why not show you one of the entrances? I chose this pic because it links Ireland and South Africa. As the de Wet’s nominated me for the challenge I … Continue reading

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History Lessons on the Train… of Boer Wars and Garrison Games??

I often marvel at the effects words can have on the moods or responses of people. One word sparks a row or debate. One word can unite disparate ideas… one word can lead to a history lesson. There I was, … Continue reading

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