Take a windy autumnal day, an off-shore wind, some acceptable waves, a stoic bunch of people with surf boards and that’s Tramore Strand.
The contemporary roads of Ireland. Not yet a refuge for wildlife, but caught in the right light the ring road around Waterford City has a 21st century graphic ambience…
Stepping out of church gloom into the bright Andalucian sunshine of Comares, a lovely, Moorish, white village, located in the foothills of the Montes de Málaga 703 meters above sea level.
Rising out of the gloom is a staircase in the Church Mayor of Santa María de la Encarnación in Alhama de Granada, a beautiful Moorish white village in Granada Province.
A solitary silhouetted figure wandering through the remaining ancient cloisters at the Benedictine monastery of Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert, in the Languedoc-Roussillon region of France.
Cattle ambling along the sea’s edge of the Cunnigar, a 5km sand spit, jutting out across Dungarvan Bay, in County Waterford.
Winter comes to the Mediterranean…
A lifeboat under a somewhat enhanced super moon over the Irish Sea, returns to it’s base in Clogher Head, a fishing village on the County Louth coast in Ireland.
The main gate of the Palais des Papes in Avignon, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azurin, Southern France, a fortress, palace and the seat of Western Christianity during the 14th century.
…in Dunmore East, a fishing village situated on the west side of the entrance to Waterford Harbour on Ireland’s southeastern coast. The area lies within the barony of Gaultier, aka Gáll Tír in Irish which translates into “foreigners’ land”, a reference to the influx of Viking and Norman settlers there.
Constructed in the 14th century, the elegant Pont de Saint-Étienne d’Issensac rises to 13.35 meters and was intended for the passage of pedestrians, carts and animals, not automobiles, due to its narrowness and its steep inclines. Despite some damage, it didn’t deter the passage of German tanks during World War II.
The Waterford coast between Fenor and Stradbally has been sporadically mined since ancient times. When the commercial exploitation of copper deposits near Bunmahon began in 1824, the tiny village grew into a town of 2,000 people with shops and 20 pubs.
Not much fun of the Drifters variety to be had under this boardwalk…
An old doorway in Roquebrun, a charming small town in an attractive setting on the River Orb, known locally as the Nice of Herault in the Languedoc-Roussillon region of France.
Night walkers on a section of the Beara Way on Bere Island off the Beara Peninsula in County Cork, Ireland. Located in a large, deep natural bay, the island has been an important strategic navel location since the eighteenth century, when French fleets entered the inlet with troops to support Irish rebellions on several occasions.
The Selfridges Building department store, in Birmingham’s Bullring Shopping Centre in England, was completed in 2003 with a steel framework, a sprayed concrete facade and 15,000 anodised aluminium discs mounted on a blue background….
Why are these two mythical birds perched on the clock towers of the Royal Liver Building on Liverpool waterfront?
It’s a dog’s life: with boredom preceding, during and after fishing
From an earlier life, living on the Copper Coast in Ireland’s County Waterford. Ballydowane cove was my daily lunchtime go-to place, whatever the weather. The more stormy, the more enjoyable it was. The birds liked it too because big waves disturb the shore exposing more tasty treats. As did the horseman on my first blogContinue reading “Oystercatchers…”