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April A to Z – Erotic?

Boys will be boys and men will be men… well, mostly. Do you sometimes get to wonder why you were meant to walk down a particular road? No… not the deep, philological roads of life… just a neighbourhood road, that’s … Continue reading

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April A to Z – Dopey Dozy Does Dublin!

And so he does! Yes, me… dopey, is going on a walk about.  I’m taking a leaf from Christina B’s book, blog… whatever. She’s gone with galleries to show off her letters for the challenge so for today (and possibly … Continue reading

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The Garden of Remembrance…

This weekend, in Ireland, there are many parades and ceremonies commemorating the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising. I’m not Irish and even though we’ve been here for 15 years there are certain things I steer well clear of as … Continue reading

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Creative

I’ll tell  what… Ailsa really got me going with this challenge. I was doing a bit of outdoor investigation when a thought struck after I spotted this fantastic work in progress. Find parking nearby to get closer for a few photos. … Continue reading

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Dublin Alphabet – I for Irish National War Memorial

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

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Future!

You know… this is rather an apt topic for today. Yep, today… 15 years ago we arrived at Dublin International. It was sleeting that day and we wondered what made us come from the southern hemisphere summer to freezing Ireland! … Continue reading

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Circle…

All my life’s a circle… sunrise to sundown. Yep… I’ve used those words before in a post. Words written by Harry Chapin… not mine. Yep… wise words. I wasn’t going to do a weekly challenge but then while looking back … Continue reading

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The Key of Knowledge?

Imagine this… 1156 unread mails in your inbox. High yes, but the number has passed 1250 once before. So… you may ask, what has that to do with the price of coconuts in Bali? Nothing really. But… and this is … Continue reading

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A Trio Treat…

Yesterday I mentioned walking around the Dublin streets and giving you a view of the Liffey nearer to the Dublin Port. However, I was telling porkies because I just can’t resist giving you another trio! This rather cute trio is … Continue reading

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Trio – Three Little Pigs!!

This week’s challenge has done me a massive favour. I’ve really been poorly and not in the mood for too much… apart from sleep and bed. So… with a trio of troubles… or a trio of answers of whatever trio … Continue reading

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Framed!

This week Ailsa asks us to put things in perspective… sorry, I mean in frame! Why not? It’s fun! Pardon my interpretation but I’ve used liberal poetic licence… why not? It’s fun!!

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Art in the Park!

Sometimes one sees a piece of art and wonders about the inspiration. Where did the idea come from? I enjoyed doing a circumnavigation of this piece in Blackrock. The sun, sky and clouds all play their part in changing the … Continue reading

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Your Guess!

A few week’s ago we drove trough the grounds of one of the internationally renowned golf estates here in North Kildare. We were chasing snow pictures as it had just begun coming down heavily. I’ve shown you a few before but … Continue reading

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Four Down… Part Three

You may have noticed the flavour of the blog changed a bit in the first two years. That was to be expected as I was back working in the city which allowed ample opportunity for taking Dublin City photos. It … Continue reading

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Perfect Symmetry?

The sky seems to glow ever so slightly behind the dome of the Custom House along the Quays in Dublin. However, it looks like a few bits are spoiling the symmetry… a few walkers-by… the scaffolding sticking out a little … Continue reading

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