Stunning B&W short film- Diving into the River and Dublin Canal Basins. Unmissable.

There’s been quite a lot of response to the 40-Foot Christmas swim pictures, so I thought I’d share this extraordinary video, from the incredible long hot month of July here, our own heat wave. It’s become a faint memory, indeed seems more like a dream now, that magical month when we lay in the parks… Read More Stunning B&W short film- Diving into the River and Dublin Canal Basins. Unmissable.

The Pantheon in the Library- the Sculpture Busts of Long Room Trinity College, Dublin

As an addendum to that last post on the old Library and scrumptious Long Room of Trinity College:  a quick respectful nod today, to these lovely sculptural Busts that line the Long Room.   Oh, these photos are my own, so if you “borrow” them,  no problem for non-commercial purposes but please provide a photo credit, and a… Read More The Pantheon in the Library- the Sculpture Busts of Long Room Trinity College, Dublin

From the Granite to the Pebbles | Arran’s best 3- harbour walk.

The last post was an epic, annotated list on the best sights & visits in Dublin.  At the end is appended a few of my favorite coastal walks outside the city.  Today, just a bit more detail on my favorite South side walk, from Dun Laoghaire to the end of Killiney beach, specifically the best route, via Sandycove, the 40 Foot,… Read More From the Granite to the Pebbles | Arran’s best 3- harbour walk.

Autumn, when Dublin comes to Life. a little picture essay of Pearse St.

Every autumn, there are two wonderful events in Dublin. The first, in September is called “Culture Night” which is pretty self-explanatory but covers all the arts.   The second event is called “Open House”.  It aims to interest and engage and to give people direct access to architecture, from old medieval and Georgian buildings, to the latest bits of… Read More Autumn, when Dublin comes to Life. a little picture essay of Pearse St.

Part ii- Dublin to Concarneau and Carnac; a sailing voyage on the coasts of Brittany.

Part ii- Dublin to Concarneau and Carnac; a sailing voyage on the coasts of Brittany. Getting there:  (Part Two)  Day zero + 1.   North Wales to Plymouth.  We leave mid-morning to catch the train,  first leg Bangor to Birmingham.   Despite the continuing grey weather, the first part of this journey is quite nice,  with the… Read More Part ii- Dublin to Concarneau and Carnac; a sailing voyage on the coasts of Brittany.