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MONDAY’S MAGICAL MOMENT: WATERFORD, IRELAND

WATERFORD BOATS

Waterford, established by the Vikings in 914, is Ireland’s oldest city.   Sitting on the banks of the River Suir  Estuary, it has long been Ireland’s major southeast port.  This photo was taken from the top of Reginald’s Tower, built by the Anglo-Normans in 1185, and considered Ireland’s oldest civic urban building.  The Tower sits at the apex of The Viking Triangle, a fascinating collection of medieval and Georgian museums, cathedrals, bustling shops and, of course, the Waterford Crystal Visitor’s Center.  (Sadly, most “Waterford” crystal is now produced outside of Ireland in Eastern Europe and China.)

I find a poignancy in the numerous expensive, fast sailing toys outflanking the sole working fishing trawler.

Copyright 2013              Mary Jane E Clark

 

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MONDAY’S MAGICAL MOMENT: CONNEMARA LAKE

CONNEMARA BOAT

Ireland is experiencing the longest heatwave since 1966 and a drought as well (IRELAND…very warm and dry??????….unheard of!),  so an afternoon in the middle of Kylemore Lake in Connemara, County Galway sounds very attractive.  With the looming mountains providing shade, the imposing presence of Kylemore Abbey providing a gorgeous backdrop and the prospect of a stroll around the lake and walled gardens….it all makes for a lovely fantasy.

Copyright 2013                           Mary Jane E Clark

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MONDAY’S MAGICAL MOMENT: CARNLOUGH BOATS, CO. ANTRIM

Carnlough, in the Glens of Antrim, County Antrim, Northern Ireland is a tiny little town with a charming harbour.  Most of the town, including the marina, are made of local white limestone and fairly glow in the summer sun.    I love the peaceful stillness portrayed in the reflections of the boats.    As always, click to enlarge photo.

Copyright 2011            Mary Jane E Clark

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