Weekly Photo Challenge: Unfocused

When I was visiting Ireland, I visited several museums and read about the famine and mass emigration that happened due to a variety of reasons. This slide below is pretty unfocused but the next slide explains in sad detail some of the ugly truth… ————- And one more, a tad unfocused item found in another… Read More

Weekly Photo Challenge: Windows

A menu and a view in Ireland! Related articles Weekly Photo Challenge: Windows (curlybookworm.wordpress.com) Weekly photo challenge – Windows (40again.wordpress.com) Weekly Photo Challenge: Windows (theplaceswevebeen.wordpress.com) Weekly Photo Challenge: Entrance (to an abandoned Irish cottage) (mkmercurio.wordpress.com) Weekly photo challenge: Windows (jmsimpson.wordpress.com) Weekly Photo Challenge – Windows (runningnakedwithscissors.wordpress.com) Weekly Photos Challenge: Windows (of Desire) (mkmercurio.wordpress.com) Weekly Photo… Read More

Weekly Photo Challenge: Textured

Notice the varied texture on this old Irish Homestead in County Cavan. The wrinkles, crinkles, tears and ripples make this building burst with texture. I hope you enjoy it! Related articles Weekly Photo Challenge: Textured (thirdhandart.wordpress.com) Weekly Photo Challenge: Textured II (melonpops.wordpress.com) Weekly Photo Challenge: Textured (thebloggingpath.com) Weekly Photo Challenge: Textured (katharinetrauger.wordpress.com) Weekly Photo Challenge:… Read More

Weekly Photo Challenge: Entrance (into a new life?)

I took this photo in Doagh Famine Village in County Donegal, Ireland. The image was pretty powerful and I felt the message was that this couple will survive or die fighting. Wouldn’t you love to hear their story? Related articles Weekly Photo Challenge: Entrance (madonnamemoirs.wordpress.com) Weekly Photo Challenge: Entrance (to an abandoned Irish cottage) (mkmercurio.wordpress.com)… Read More

Weekly Photo Challenge: Entrance (to the other side)

Visiting cemeteries in Ireland was as normal as visiting churches, pubs and gift shops. The history shared on the gravestones made you wonder about the babies and parents that died on the same day. Or the stones that included a poem, love story or gave location of where the person traveled. Cemeteries are well-kept, the… Read More

Weekly Photo Challenge: Entrance (to an abandoned Irish cottage)

In Ireland, the countryside is littered with abandoned cottages. These buildings once housed entire families for generations but now are crumbling eyesores. In the boom years, the Irish build new houses on their property and left these to erode with the seasons. Unfortunately, with the decline of each cottage, we lose a bit of history.… Read More