The Kissing Gate

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Old gate at Citadel Pond – Phoenix Park, Dublin.


Banking On It (1867)

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Imposing doorway of a former bank – now part of the Westin Hotel, College Street, Dublin

The Times We Live Inn…

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From a new series of Dubln streetscapes

Night Watch

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An enigmatic face looks out over College Green, Dublin.


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Sand Patterns…

Texture by DistressedJewell. Thank you.


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Irish National War Memorial Gardens – Islandbridge, Dublin

¿dónde está la marcha?

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First of March…

Bad News on the Doorstep…

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February made me shiver

With every paper I’d deliver

Bad news on the doorstep

I couldn’t take one more step…

[Don McLean - American Pie]

Bienvenido a la Casa Bug

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Bug Motel – Botanic Gardens, Dublin

Journey’s End

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Abandoned Dreams – Arbour Hill, Dublin

Wind Chimes

Along Dublin's Grand Canal

Along Dublin’s Grand Canal

I came across these chimes, hanging from a tree along Dublin’s Grand Canal near Baggot Street Bridge. They were part of a larger shrine or memorial – but to whom? It appeared to be dedicated to the memory of an unnamed child, perhaps lost by drowning in the canal…..and I wondered if the sound of those little bells was reminiscent of the child’s laughter.

What ‘ave we got ear, then?

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  Spotted among the brassicas at Dublin’s Botanic Gardens.

It might be art ;)



You’re Never Far Away…

Neoclassical Dublin

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Oak doorway – Casino at Marino – Dublin, Ireland.

Tales from the Dark Wood

Abbey Door – Hexham, Northumberland

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Hexham Abbey, dedicated to St Andrew, was built between 1170 and 1250.

Another Cold Guinness

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The Guinness Brewery, St James’s Gate, Dublin was founded by Arthur Guinness in 1759

Wildflower Dreams


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Barge on Dublin’s Grand Canal. Riasc (Irish) means a marsh or wetland.


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