When we visit a place, what we experience and witness depends on where our heads and hearts are. Each of us will see things differently and experience different things. when I revisit, my experiences will be different, no doubt. This is ‘my’ Ireland experience in 2015. Blog Posts Ireland has a sense of mystery, magic and is magnetic. Like many people, you feel drawn or connected to this land. … Continue reading Bondi Girl Meets…Ireland 2015
Street photography are un manipulated scenes. Photos of random chance encounters in public places. It’s exciting as you never know what scene will present itself at any given moment AND you have to be ready to capture that moment! Some images work – some don’t. Some scenes do not allow you time to adjust your camera settings – actually most of them. Yet the image evokes a story – it’s … Continue reading People of Ireland – Street Photography
Music is a way of life in Donegal with most people playing an instrument or several. Many visitors carry their instruments with them when they travel and head straight for one of the pubs to join a session. Donegal fiddle players hosts some of the best traditional players in Ireland. I was fortunate to spend the summer in Glencomcille and got to witness many of these players in the pubs in … Continue reading Music in Donegal Ireland – Unexpected
I overheard a conversation between an Australian who grew up on a sheep station and an Irish man who also raised sheep. Australian man: So how many acres do you have back home? Irish man: Eight Australian man: 800 or 8,000 acres? Irish man: Ummm just eight! I had a silent giggle….in Australia we are accustomed to think in big numbers with either travelling or our sheep numbers – due … Continue reading Sheep of Ireland…..
Winter has its own beauty – dark – brisk – detailed. Arriving back in Dublin in July for a the Writers Conference, I had to take a step back to see if it was the same city. Summer had arrived and the city takes full advantage of the warmth to display pots of colour throughout the city. Lush, full vibrant pots and baskets everywhere! I still … Continue reading Dublin in bloom at night – Lush – Colour – Alive
Photographing at a city at night creates another mood. . I do love some of the touristy stuff in cities, yet I can’t wait to the ‘real’ side – the working side without the glitz and glamour. this is the real stuff that fascinates me. I also love twilight when the city takes on a different look. It’s when the tourists have gone back to the hotels … Continue reading Dublin – a different side to the city.
Running by the seat of my pants, I arrange my transport at the last minute from London to Dublin. Oh god accommodation! My thoughts drift to – ‘something with a bit of history, maybe seen better days – I wanted to ‘feel’ Dublin rather than a sanitised hotel room. Mind you, I knew nothing of Dublin – zip, zero. Scanning the internet on the ferry, … Continue reading Sweet Dreams! A rare piece of history in Dublin – Michael Collins and the Barry’s Hotel