Category: colour

  • Days of Future Past

    Days of Future Past

    The future: Mooncoin Coin is a proof-of-work based cryptocurrency mainly used for micropayments. The past: A little cottage dating from 1757 in the Irish village of Mooncoin (in Irish: Móin Choinn, meaning ‘Coyne’s Bogland’), made famous by the song ‘The Rose of Mooncoin’, written in the 1800s. The composer was a local schoolteacher and poet…

  • Seascape

    Seascape

    The gull sails softly thro’ the air,For all is calm and still below;Peace, blessed peace is ev’rywhere,And all regret the recent throe. Thomas Frederick Young

  • Steps To Natural Erosion

    Steps To Natural Erosion

    These crumbling cliffs defeatured and defaced,These ruinous heights of sea-sapped walls that slideSeaward with all their banks of bleak blown flowersGlad yet of life, ere yet their hope subside … Algernon Charles Swinburne

  • Winding Stair

    Winding Stair

    My Soul.I summon to the winding ancient stair;Set all your mind upon the steep ascent,Upon the broken, crumbling battlement,Upon the breathless starlit air … WB Yeats Named after the Yeats poem and staircase, the Winding Stair Bookshop and Café overlooking the River Liffey and Ha’penny bridge became a famous Dublin landmark in the 1970s and…

  • Many A Tale…

    Many A Tale…

    can be told be told by old doors. This one, patinated and weathered, the Mediterranean Blue paint revealing its age – and enhanced by a fusion of fresh new growth – in Andalucía’s Torrox Pueblo A thing of beauty is a joy forever;Its loveliness increases; it will neverPass into nothingness; but still will keepA bower…

  • Old Friends

    Old Friends

    To reminisce with old friends, a chance to make some memories…

  • Here Today – Gone Tomorrow

    Here Today – Gone Tomorrow

    The derelict San Joaquin Sugar Mill, located between Nerja and Maro on the old coast road, is a fascinating sight, silhouetted against a Mediterranean sunset.

  • The Samuel Beckett Bridge

    The Samuel Beckett Bridge

    Under a rare cloudless blue sky, the exquisite lines of the Samuel Beckett Bridge over the River Liffey in Dublin. Designed by the architect Santiago Calatrava, it’s his second bridge over the Liffey, the first being the James Joyce Bridge that shares a literary connection in more ways than one…

  • The Lake Isle of Innisfree

    The Lake Isle of Innisfree

    I will arise and go now, and go to Innisfree,And a small cabin build there, of clay and wattles made;Nine bean-rows will I have there, a hive for the honey-bee,And live alone in the bee-loud glade. And I shall have some peace there, for peace comes dropping slow,Dropping from the veils of the morning to…

  • Megalithic Dolmen

    Megalithic Dolmen

    The sun sets eerily behind the Knockeen Portal Tomb, a megalith near Tramore in County Waterford, Ireland. Over 3.5 metres high, it’s the largest dolmen in County Waterford and one of the finest examples in Ireland, albeit unclear exactly what it was used for…

  • Magnifico Montagna

    Magnifico Montagna

    The scale and magnificent grandeur of the Gran Sasso d’Italia mountains is emphasised by the seven distant motorcyclists (in the foreground), dwarfed against one of the peaks. Known as “Little Tibet”, the mountains are located in Gran Sasso e Monti della Laga National Park, near L’Aquila, Abruzzo, Italy.

  • Quintessential Spanish Country Life

    Quintessential Spanish Country Life

    The wind has swept from the wide atmosphereEach vapour that obscured the sunset’s ray;And pallid evening twines its beaming hairIn duskier braids around the languid eyes of Day:…Percy Bysshe Shelley

  • Saint-Guilhem-le-Desert

    Saint-Guilhem-le-Desert

    Shot during one of my French workshops, in which a couple of the participants can be glimpsed taking a well earned coffee break in the little cafe…

  • One Man and a Boat

    One Man and a Boat

    A solitary stroller inspects the “Harvest Seeker” during its temporary beaching at Arthurstown on the Hook Peninsula in County Wexford. High and dry, I guess it’s one way to remove the barnacles and sea weed. The boat is a regular sight on south east Ireland’s Waterford Harbour as it drifts through the quiet waters collecting mussels…

  • The Albert Dock

    The Albert Dock

    A Day in the Life… “….on Sunday mornings we’d make our way to the Pier Head and following a brief chat with the dock-gate policeman he’d let us in to wander through, and wonder at, the innovative Albert Dock…

  • Summer Solstice

    Summer Solstice

    Today is the Summer Solstice. A day that’s been observed in Ireland for thousands of years…

  • By The Sea

    By The Sea

    As Jacques Yves Cousteau said, “The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.” …early morning solitude near Benajarafe on Spain’s Costa Del Sol…

  • Faded Glory

    Faded Glory

    Altamont house with its glimmers of its faded glory and resident peacock, emanates a warm and inviting glow as if it grew in the gardens.

  • The Wild Beasts

    The Wild Beasts

    Fishing Boats in the harbour at Collioure. The little French fishing village became a centre of artistic activity when a penniless Henri Matisse arrived after deciding to give his artistic career a push. He arrived in Collioure in 1905 and was immediately transfixed by the astonishing character and charm of the historic village, with the…

  • The Tour Barberousse

    The Tour Barberousse

    Or Redbeard’s Tower in English, stands above the coastal village of Gruissan in the Aude départment of France. The tower is all that remains of a castle built at the end of the 10th century to observe the approaches to the harbour at Narbonne and to guard against seaborne invasions of the city by the…