Category: monochrome

  • Architectural Points 2

    Architectural Points 2

    The iconic roof of the new museum opened near the entrance of Dublin’s Glasnevin cemetery, soars heavenwards; and below, a marble wall reflecting a Celtic cross.

  • Architectural Points 1

    Architectural Points 1

    The contemporary architecture of Dublin City Council’s Civic Offices. Built on Wood Quay, the scheme caused disquiet amongst conservationists, when it became apparent that the entire plot was a major archaeological site, the very core of the Viking settlement over which Brian Boru had lost his life in the Battle of Clontarf in 1014.

  • Stormy Seas

    Stormy Seas

    “Character is formed in the stormy billows of the world” …Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  • Winter Sun

    Winter Sun

    …floods through a window in St Patrick’s Cathedral, to illuminate one of the statues of the 18th century great and good of Dublin.

  • Shadows and Reflections

    Shadows and Reflections

    Bicycles amidst contemporary architecture in Modern Dublin

  • La Maison Jaune

    La Maison Jaune

    French street in Arles, Provence…

  • Bell Rope

    Bell Rope
  • The Cosmos…

    The Cosmos…

    To see a World in a Grain of SandAnd a Heaven in a Wild Flower,Hold Infinity in the palm of your handAnd Eternity in an hour. William Blake (1757-1827) …and perhaps, the whole cosmos in the ancient, decaying remains of an old olive tree…

  • Laguna de Fuente de Piedra

    Laguna de Fuente de Piedra

    Rich with shadows, a walkway on Laguna de Fuente de Piedra, a wetland located in Málaga province of Spain. The shallow lagoon, covering an area of 13 square kilometres is fed by underwater springs that pass through mineral salt deposits, so the lagoon is saline.

  • Surfeit of Surfers

    Surfeit of Surfers

    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.

  • Bóithre nua-aimseartha na hÉireann

    Bóithre nua-aimseartha na hÉireann

    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…

  • Still going up…

    Still going up…

    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. The origin of the name Comares is from the Arabic word Qumaris or Hins Comarix, which means “Castle in the height.” However the village…

  • The only way is up

    The only way is up

    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.

  • Cloisters


    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.

  • Sea-cows


    Cattle ambling along the sea’s edge of the Cunnigar, a 5km sand spit, jutting out across Dungarvan Bay, in County Waterford.

  • Ten Posts

    Ten Posts

    Winter comes to the Mediterranean…

  • Rescue


    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.

  • Palais des Papes

    Palais des Papes

    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.

  • Morning Walk

    Morning Walk

    …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.

  • River Crossing

    River Crossing

    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.