WANDERING AROUND THE ISLAND

This was another beautiful day in Ireland. I arrived at about 7am and had the day to drive around and check out the sites. It’s amazing how many cool places there are to check out on this tiny island. I haven’t even

TODAY’S PHOTO – DROMOLAND CASTLE

This castle is located in County Clare Ireland. On wikepedia it says it was originally constructed in the 15th or 16th century with the present state of it finished in 1835. It is surrounded by a beautiful golf course along with forests land.

This was 3 shots combined in Photomatix and touched up in PS.

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BACK TO THE GRIND

Well, after 2.5 weeks traveling with my family in the UK and Germany we’re back and just about over our jet lag. I do love to travel and check out new places but I can safely say it’s always nice to get home and sleep in your own bed and have all of your own creature comforts in one place. Some things you manage without and sort of forget you actually have or do when your at home. It’s really good in a way as I find that, while away, you realize that you can manage without many things that you use/have at home. I will admit I took my camera gear and computer with me as those are material items I feel I can’t live without… At least at this point in my life.

TODAY’S PHOTO – EXTERNSTEINE ON A STORMY DAY

This is a shot of the Externsteine that is right near the northern town of Detmold, Germany where my wife grew up. The town is not that huge, in comparison to München (Munich) or Köln (Cologne) but there really is quite a bit going on around the city and not too far from it to explore.

This place is one of those cool places to explore and walk around. There are many trails to hike on around here not to mention being able to climb the steps carved into the rock to get on top from which you get a spectacular view of the surrounding country side. It’s quite an unusual and interesting place to check out. There are what appears to be rooms carved out at the bottom along with a mural carved on the outside.

Here is a link to wikipedia with more info on it: Externsteine on Wikipedia

Supposedly up to a million people visit this site each year. If your ever in this part of Germany I definitely recommend it. Especially on a nice, or at least, not too wet day.

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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.

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WILD IRISH FUCHSIA

Wild Irish Fuchsia

I was trying to think of something to post today when it occurred to me that in a few weeks I’ll be off to Ireland again to visit one of my customers and catch a little sight seeing if time and weather permits. I thought I’d follow up my last photo of flowers with this shot of a Fuchsia bush that I found while trying to see if I could get a good angle on some boats that happened to be in view. I never saw fuchsia that wasn’t in a pot before hanging on someones porch so it was a pleasant sight.

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