Ireland is always a great experience. These are a few of my favorite photographs from a visit this September (2022). Some of these are the vistas of the country, others are of the constantly evolving cityscape of Dublin, and then there are birds of prey we spent an afternoon with. And then there's the quirky, vibrant city life on Dublin that's always both intimate, revealing and chaotic.
On a personal level, this trip was for our 50th anniversary and we took our adult children and spouses to visit all of the cousins. Wonderful memories.
These lobster pots along the west coast of County Mayo have been in use for a long time. I like the abstractions in the patterns and colors.
Blessington, County Wicklow
Trinity College, Dublin.
Lunch, Powerscourt, Dublin.
St. Patrick's Cathedral, The Liberties, Dublin. One of the city's most historic working class neighborhoods.
"Fare thee well sweet Anna Liffey, I can no longer stay,
And watch the new glass cages, that spring up along the quay,
My mind's too full of memories, to old to hear new chimes,
I'm a part of what was Dublin, in the Rare Oul Times."
--Dublin in the Rare Old Times, Pete St. John.
Grafton Street music.
Street sign, Dublin.
Trinity College Professor, Dublin
Working from home.
Blacksod Bay morning.
Window, Blacksod Bay Lighthouse. The keeper broadcast the D-Day weather alert to the allies in June 1944.
Interrupted phone call, Dublin.
Richard, the Irish Harris Hawk.