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MONDAY’S MAGICAL MOMENT: PYRAMIDS AT GIZA

GIZA PYRAMIDS AND SPHINXI never really believed that I’d get to see the pyramids and the sphinx at Giza!  But, I did and I’ve also been blessed enough to see Stonehenge, Newgrange, Jerusalem, the Grand Canyon, the Golden Gate Bridge, the Empire State Building, the Giant’s Causeway, etc…………….  One of the things that amazed me about the pyramids at Giza was how close to the congested city of Cairo they are.  The sky here in this image is blue and cloudless.  If I showed you the picture I took when I turned 180 degrees, all that would be seen is an enormous cityscape capped with smog.  But, still, it’s EGYPT!!!!

 

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HAPPY NEW YEAR! 2014 CALENDAR

For several years, I’ve made up calendars for a few friends and family members.  Since I can’t send one to each of you, I thought I’d try it this way!

IRISH RAINBOW

2014 CALENDAR COVER  CO. FERMANAGH

IRISH SUNRISE

 2014: JANUARY  CO. MEATH

GIANT'S CAUSEWAY
2014: FEBRUARY  GIANT’S CAUSEWAY

BONANE, COUNTY KERRY

2014: MARCH   BONANE, CO. KERRY

RING OF KERRY-SKELLIG RING

2014: APRIL  RING OF KERRY

BOMBAY STREET, BELFAST

2014: MAY  BOMBAY STREET, BELFAST

MIZEN HEAD, CO. CORK

2014: JUNE  MIZEN PENINSULA, CO CORK

THE SKELLIGS, CO KERRY

2014: JULY  SKELLIG ISLANDS, CO KERRY

IRISH GRAIN

2014: AUGUST  MOYNALTY, CO MEATH

DUNLUCE CASTLE

2014: SEPTEMBER  DUNLUCE CASTLE, CO ANTRIM

GLENANCHIQUIN, CO KERRY

2014: OCTOBER  GLENANCHIQUIN, BEARA PENINSULA

IRISH AUTUMN

2014: NOVEMBER  CO. MEATH

DINGLE PENINSULA

2014: DECEMBER  DINGLE PENINSULA, CO KERRY

HAPPY NEW YEAR, MY FRIENDS!

Copyright 2013                          Mary Jane E Clark

MONDAY’S MAGICAL MOMENT: DOWNHILL, COUNTY ANTRIM

DOWNHILL WATERFALL

About an hour outside of Belfast, I came upon this gorgeous waterfall in the hamlet of Downhill, in the Glens of AntrimCounty Antrim has so many wonderful locations, including the Mussenden Temple, the Giant’s Causeway,  the Old Bushmills  Distillery, Dunluce Castle, the Portstewart Golf Club, soaring sea cliffs, golden strands, mountains and, yes, waterfalls!

Copyright 2013                                     Mary Jane E Clark

MONDAY’S MAGICAL MOMENT: DUNLUCE CASTLE, CO. ANTRIM

DUNLUCE CASTLE

It’s the season……………I forgot yesterday was Monday!  This is Dunluce Castle on the County Antrim Coast in Northern Ireland.  Legend has it that part of the castle tumbled into the sea, carrying several of the help, during a bad winter storm.  It’s precarious perch makes for a spectacular sight very close to the Giant’s Causeway and Bushmill’s Distillery.  For you golfers, the golden strand of beach in  the background is part of the Royal Portstewart Golf Club, which hosted the British Open this year.

Copyright 2012                       Mary Jane E Clark

MONDAY’S MAGICAL MOMENT: GIANT’S CAUSEWAY, CO. ANTRIM

The Giant’s Causeway in County Antrim, Ireland, is a place of myth and mystery.  It’s said that the legendary Finn McCool built the causeway to Scotland to challenge a rival.  And, indeed, these formations are also found off the coast of Scotland and submerged along a direct route from one island to the other.  The over 40,000 interlocking columns (in Ireland) are a UNESCO World Heritage site.  A giant’s walkway or a 60 million year old volcanic legacy?  You decide.  In the far distance is Malin Head, the northernmost point in Ireland, which, politically, is in the “South”.    Click on image to enlarge.  Click on highlighted words for more links.

Copyright 2012        Mary Jane E Clark

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