Royal Hotel

Royal Hotel - Kirkby Lonsdale - Cumbria, England

Royal Hotel – Kirkby Lonsdale – Cumbria, England

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Boat On The Water

A Happy Camper

Is The Lawnmower Within?

A photo of a red garden shed surrounded by tall unmown grass

Is The Lawnmower Within?

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Lakeland Slate

A slate roof on the parish church in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne, England

Lakeland Slate – Parish Church, Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne

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Howth Houses

A row of colourful houses in Howth, County Dublin, Ireland

Howth Houses – County Dublin, Ireland

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The Boat Builder’s Craft

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The Boat Builder’s Craft – Traditional Irish Currach – Meitheal Mara, Cork, Ireland

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Number 27

A decorative doorway in Honfleur, Normandy, France

Number 27 – Honfleur Doorway – Normandy, France

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Cambridge Punts

The Church at Saltaire

A textured picture of the Church at Saltaire - near Bradford, West Yorkshire, England

The Church at Saltaire – near Bradford, West Yorkshire

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Wildflower Dream

Pre-Raphaelite Angel

Pre-Raphaelite Angel by Thomas Ralph Spence

Pre-Raphaelite Angel by Thomas Ralph Spence

Detail from a painted panel by Thomas Ralph Spence (1855-1903) in St George’s Parish Church, Jesmond, Newcastle

 

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Richmond Penitentiary

A digital watercolour painting of Richmond Penitentiary, Dublin, Ireland

Richmond Penitentiary, Dublin – Digital Watercolour

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A River Runs Through It

Art installation at Ramelton, County Donegal, Ireland

A River Runs Through It

Detail from a fascinating art installation by Robert Connolly in Ramelton, County Donegal. The hand illustrates the Ogham alphabet, with the river Lennon winding its way through the town, and part of a quotation from the old Gaelic law tracts in the top left corner – dealing with resources like timber, fish and game.

While accepting that there can be individual ownership of these, the law tracts are clear that use of them is open to the community at large – the Tuath. This passage details what may be taken from forest country:

The night’s supply of kindling from every wood
The cooking material of every wood
The framework of every vehicle, yoke and plough
Timber of a carriage for a corpse
The shaft fit for a spear
A supple hand implement for a stable
The tapering wood for a spancel
The making of hoops (for barrels)
The making of a churn-staff
The nutgathering of every wood
The seaweed of every strand
The dulces of every rock..

More information on the Art Bench project here

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Georgian Doorway – Sandycove, Dublin

A Georgian doorway in Sandycove, County Dublin, Ireland

Georgian Doorway – Sandycove, Dublin

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Onions…

A digital painting of some onions

Onions – Digital Painting

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The Birch Wood

An abstract picture of a forest of birch trees in psychedelic colours

The Birch Wood – Abstract

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Bring On The Horses

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Bring On The Horses – Clarke Square, Collins Barracks, Dublin

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Bedfont House

Photograph of an elegant doorway in Chipping Camden, Cotswolds, England

Bedfont House – Chipping Campden, Cotswolds, England

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Stone House at Warkworth

A digital painting of a house in Warkworth, Northumberland, England

Stone House at Warkworth – Digital Painting

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