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Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Dundrum Castle


Dundrum Castle is situated in County Down near the Mourne Mountains.  It was built by Sir John de Courcy in the 13th Century as part of his invasion of Ulster, in order to control access into the surrounding areas.




From the top of the tower there are fine views of Dundrum village and bay looking east across the Irish Sea.

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And Our World Tuesday HERE

And Image-in-ing HERE

Monday, 20 November 2017

Ballymac Mural


Murals there are a-plenty on the Newtownards Road area of East Belfast and I snapped this just last week.

This is by Northern Irish muralist Craig Dee and local youth.

Youth from nearby Ballymac Friendship Centre designed the first at the bottom of the Newtownards Road in East Belfast. Girls feature prominently along with themes of racial and ethnic diversity, education, and dance. Robyn Buseman and Willis “Nomo” Humphrey from the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Project flew to Northern Ireland to assist in the installation. (Swarthmore.edu.)


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Saturday, 18 November 2017

Horses


Out for a walk near my mum's house, we made a couple of new horse friends one afternoon.


They both obligingly allowed me to photograph them from their best side! Handsome I'd say!

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Happy Saturday!

Friday, 17 November 2017

Boston Reflections


The Boston Tea Party


Financial district Reflections...


Along the Charles River


Old North Church

Joining Tanya HERE

Weekend Reflections HERE

Thursday, 16 November 2017

Super Blue!


Photos taken on Oct. 12.  I am so thankful we made time to drive along the Essex Scenic Byway in order to see pretty little little places like Manchester-by-the-Sea...

...and Gloucester...



...and Rockport, especially Motif#1

Cape Ann is a beautiful place under a super blue sky!


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Gosia for Good Fences HERE

Sky Watch Friday HERE

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

CANstruction


In the lobby of a building where we used the underground parking in Boston, we came across these fun - tastic can creations.  These were some of the winning designs using canned food of course which then goes to the Merrimack Valley Food Bank.

The idea is to use as many cans as possible!




THe Frog Prince

The Lorax


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Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Around Boston...


The Massachusetts State House is suitably grand with an impressive golden domed roof and was completed in 1798, designed by architect Charles Bulfinch and considered a masterpiece of Federal architecture.

Another older part of Boston I saw in the Beacon Hill area was Acorn Street, with its cobbles.

A very poignant reminder of our Irish links with Boston was the memorial to the Irish famine immigrants.


This is a family who emigrated to Boston...


This bronze sculpture by  Robert Shure and  certainly evokes the dire circumstances and suffering of the famine when many perished.



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