Posts Tagged "travel"

Tue, 12 July 2011 wear some flowers in your hair

This striking window display is from Brown Thomas in Dublin yesterday. I stopped to snap it as I swayed down Grafton Street after an enjoyable evening with a visiting friend.
We’d just attended the Dublin Literary Pub Crawl, which combined culture, history and theatrical renactments with stops in landmark pubs. Clear and temperate weather made the [...]

Thu, 30 June 2011 waiting in Madrid

Many people were surprised when I told them during my trip to Mallorca this February that I had never been to Spain before. Spain has always been a popular holiday destination for Irish people.
But, there were no foreign holidays while I was growing up, apart from the rare trip to America. My family always [...]

Fri, 24 June 2011 never enough time

This was taken on the metro in Stockholm, Sweden when I visited in April. It was night-time and we were heading back from the pub.
This summarises for me the rather hectic pace of our life these days. We are always rushing somewhere, our minds on the clock, agendas and errands.
It’s hard to leave that behind [...]

Thu, 23 June 2011 take a seat

This is another image from my February trip to Mallorca. I snapped this in a tiny pebble beach in Santa Ponsa at dusk.
Someone had set a plastic chair on the beach and left it there. Probably one of the locals or off-season residents, who would climb down the short set of wooden steps to [...]

Wed, 01 June 2011 off with her head

My trip to Mallorca earlier in the year provided me with opportunities to capture a number of cool or odd images. Some of you might remember my blog post called Gothic Sacraments, which had photographs from the astounding Chapel of the Holy Sacrament in the Catedral de Mallorca. One of the most impressive Gothic cathedrals [...]

Mon, 23 May 2011 time to stop drinking

A rather Dalí-esque clock on the side of a pub in Dublin, snapped during my last visit.
I’ve seen this before, but I took the time to stop and take a picture of it on this occasion. Often, the landscape/cityscape that surrounds us becomes so familiar we don’t really see it any more.
Then, during temporary [...]

Thu, 19 May 2011 very important clothes

This is a weirdly cool window display from Stockholm in Sweden.
Yes, the jacket is decorated with plastic skeletons (the buttons are made of little skulls). Perhaps it’s a mad dictator’s formal wear.
The little ferret under the bear lady’s chair is wearing a hat.
We are surrounded by the odd all the time. Hurray, I say!

Tue, 17 May 2011 golden bag

This window display in Brown Thomas in Dublin literally stopped me in my tracks and made me reach for my camera.
It’s a pity about the window reflections, but it remains a stunning image.
I realise they’re just flogging a bag, but this is a great way to do it. Of course, I didn’t buy it – [...]

Mon, 09 May 2011 a busy period

I’m coming into a busy couple of weeks and I’m unsure of how much time I’ll have to allocate to blogging.
While there is a certain requirement these days for people to blog/tweet/etc. on a regular basis, it does impinge upon my allotted ‘free’ time. Over the coming two weeks that free time is shrinking considerably [...]

Thu, 14 April 2011 Gothic sacraments

This is an image from my visit to the Cathedral de Mallorca in Palma city in February.
Technically, I was being rather naughty taking this image, but I couldn’t help it when it came to this startling section of the Cathedral, which is the Chapel of the Holy Sacrament.
I have a thing for massive, elaborate Gothic [...]

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