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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: TOWER BRIDGE, LONDON

LONDON BRIDGE

This is Tower Bridge, as seen from the Tower of London, which is actually a vast complex of towers, palaces, residences, gardens  and barracks.  I was surprised to see that is was painted blue!

Copyright 2013               Mary Jane E Clark

(For all-Irish posts, please go to my blog at http://www.IrishCustomTours.com)

 

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