WHERE IS YOUR FAVORITE SPOT?

DREAMING OF IRELAND

Do you ever dream of going someplace again that you been before? How does it feel when you see photos of that place, whether their your photos or not?

For me that place is Ireland. I’ve been a few times now and fell in love with it that very first time on the approach to the airport as the plane was descending from the heavens onto a misty emerald green landscape. It’s pretty hard to describe the feeling of going there to others. It just is a happy feeling I guess that stays the whole time I’m there.

Even though it does tend to rain a lot there the people are extremely nice and the food isn’t bad either. Many castles and old history are abound and is extremely fascinating to check out. Walking along the shore of an ancient beach that has been battered for millennia is magical.

Being a photographer and carrying around a bunch of gear to snap shots is almost like a zen like feeling while there.

Where is your favorite spot or one you’d like to check out at some point? I have many other places I’d love to visit but I must say Ireland is still at the top of my list.

AN OLD STRANDED IRISH BOAT

I took this shot a little over a year ago on a trip to Ireland for business. This photo was taken while it was pretty windy and rain was coming down. I’m not sure if this boat would actually be in the water as the tide was out and it seemed pretty far from it, though I could be mistaken. The photo was shot on the coast of the inlet from the Atlantic towards Shannon and Limerick.

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A DAY IN LONDON TOWN

After spending a few days out in Wales we planned to have one day in London before hopping on another plane to Germany. The day was gorgeous and pretty warm. We left early morning to drive back to the Heathrow airport to drop our car off and check into our hotel to drop our multitude of baggage off. Next we hopped on the Tube downtown and got off at the Tower Station. Did a bit of walking around and checking out the sites before hopping on a Thames ferry to the London Eye for a scenic ride.

TODAY’S PHOTO – I SPY THE LONDON EYE

This thing is cool! Well, it was pretty warm inside I have to admit, but the views are breathtaking and awesome. You can literally see for miles and can many landmarks are within view. Just below right you can see the Houses of Parliament and behind that in the distance is the Battersea Power Station. This is not your ordinary Ferris wheel. It’s huge and high, and the ride around once takes about 30 minutes. Well worth the time if you have it. I do suggest prebooking a ‘flight’, as they call it, to save from standing in line for several hours.

Enjoy!

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BUSY WEEKEND

How was your Labor Day Weekend? Mine was pretty busy. Saturday my wife and I took our kids to up in the mountains to do a nice hike. We went up to Brainard Lake just west of Boulder, Colorado and did a fantastic 6 mile hike. My 2 kids did great. My youngest, 5 in 3 weeks, only was carried for about 1/4mile. Pretty fantastic if you ask me. I think we’re all still a little beat from that hike but the views were worth the aching bodies.

TODAY’S PHOTO – CAERPHILLY UNDER SIEGE

At the end of July this year my family and eye traveled to the UK to visit family. We stayed in Caerphilly which is just north of the bigger town of Cardiff in Wales. The particular weekend we were there was the annual ‘Big Cheese’ festival. Lots of booths for various arts and crafts, food, rides and entertainment. On the opening night, which was a Friday, they do a big fire works display shot off from the castle. We happened to have front row prime grass right across from the lake outside the castle walls. Was a fantastic sight.

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REPOSTING FROM A G+ POST

This is a post I made back in July on G+. I figured I’d just use the same text for this post

Well, I just completed day 3 here in Ireland. I’m out here for work this week and it started off great yesterday but today didn’t go as planned. I was hoping for an easy going day but ended up having many difficulties. I’m hoping to turn that around tomorrow.

TODAY’S PHOTO – THE ROAD TO THE DROP OFF

The plus to my not so great day was leaving my customer site to witness sunshine! Now, being that it’s mid July and I’m so far north the sunlight lasts a lot longer here. I left my customer with the sun still high up in the sky. I quickly picked up something to eat while out and about and decided to head out to the coast which I love here. I will say though I did go on a not so direct path. I chose not to travel on main roads and cruise along roads not much wider than the tiny care I’ve rented.

This shot was taken of a private road that ran off of the road I was driving on. At the end of this road, or I assume due to being private, are the Cliff of Moher. Those are Ireland’s famous cliffs that plunge about 700ft down to the Atlantic.I’ve been there a couple of times and I can say personally that they are pretty magnificent.

I hope you enjoy today’s post.

Cheers

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MY 4TH IRELAND TRIP

Back in July I traveled to Ireland for my 4th time for work. During the week it’s pretty much work, but when I can find some off time or get there on a Sunday, as I did on that trip, I’m able to travel around and check out the countryside. I do have to say that this is one of my favorite places that I’ve ever been to.

TODAY’S PHOTO – THE ABBEY’S RED DOOR

I took this shot at the Trinitarian Abbey. It was founded in 1230. It’s amazing how old some of the structures in this country are. There are many that are older and unfortunately in ruins but great non the less. It’s great to explore some of the ruins and image on life was like back in those times. I can’t seem to get enough of castles and other types of ruins. Can you?

Enjoy!

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