Ireland in Black and White

Ireland is a beautifully vibrant place, so why would you want to take black and white photos of such a green place, because Ireland looks good in any colour!

There is just something special about a black and white photo, it gives more character, romance a sense of wonder to a photo.  Maybe it’s because it looks like a by gone era, that you can just get lost in, or maybe its just because it looks so good.  I love a colourful photo just like everyone else, but black and white photos would be the soul of a photo, that core that makes you see a little deeper.

” The most colourful thing in the world is black and white, it contains all the colours and at the same time excludes all”. – Vikrmn

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^^ Birds flying around in Dublin.  These birds are crazy! I always duck when I get to this area in Dublin.

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^^ Church in black and white a match made in heaven.  Hey, that’s almost punny.

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^^ Another church.

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^^ Beach days.

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^^ towering.

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^^ A church and construction.

Happy Friday! Hope you guys have a lovely weekend.  I’m waiting in anticipation for snow. Hopefully it happens soon!

 

St Mary’s Collegiate Church

and we are back in Dublin! After a long day of bus travel,  and cleaning the most disgusting apartment, we are finally settled in and ready to get exploring! but before I start talking about all the wonders of Dublin let’s not forget Youghal!

It was a sad goodbye leaving our home of 3 weeks, I will forever remember how clean it was, and the beautiful seaside town of Youghal, but my favourite thing in Youghal is definitely St Mary’s church! The oldest church still in service is a wonder to the eyes and imagination, surrounded by town walls that were used by the British to protect the town on the attacks of the native Irish.  These walls are the second longest stretch of town walls surviving in Ireland.  Its a magical experience standing on the town walls looking out on the ocean, the town and the beautiful church.  After the town walls, you can explore the graveyard filled with old tombstones dating back to way before you were born, unless you were a vampire.  Its great to walk around and see how loved these people were,  its family history that’s just too beautiful to miss.  The best is always saved for last and the church is surely the best part.  This church is huge, amazing details everywhere, stained glass to die for and just a beautiful place to explore.  This church would make a believer out of the biggest atheist around.

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^^ Town walls ready to be raided by us.

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^^ Small entrances.

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^^ Gothic poetry was made to be written here.  Just call me Nightwing.

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^^ The view from the wall.

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^^ Can you read this?

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^^ creepy, yet cool.

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^^ Carl looks like an art student.

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^^The view from the top.

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^^ Stained glass and a pompom.

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^^ Even the floor is pretty.

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^^ Stories told on glass.

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^^ more…

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^^ Crows everywhere, just to add a touch of melancholy.IMG_0157new

 

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^^ nature.

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^^ because daffodils.

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^^ I look angelic.

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^^ walking everywhere.

We’ve been to so many graveyards lately, Carl even joked and said we should do a series called the graveyards of Ireland.

Christmas Feasting!

Christmas is always a special time, and this year was definitely the best Christmas ever!  The cold weather, being able to wear cosy clothes, fires and just a Christmas spirit that can’t be beaten.  Ireland is magical, being here with the person I love most in this world has been wonderful.  You don’t need to exchange gifts when you are married to the best present in the world.  So cheesy, I know, I can literally spread that cheese on bread and enjoy a toasted sandwich! but its true, there is just something about blasting the Christmas carols and watching a lot of Christmas movies that brings out everything you are grateful for or just a whole lot of boring old person vibes.  Whatever it is, I sure like it.

We celebrated with feasting on a lot of food, in true Christmas fashion, but can gluten free, sugar free and vegan really be binge eating? We actually ate small amounts and binge ate the rest the next day.  We are crazy like that.

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^^ That awkward moment when your cauliflower looks like a roasted brain.  Roasted brain for dinner anyone? It was remarkable delicious.  I could do with another one right now.  Garlic and herb deliciousness right here.

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^^ Cabbage rolls stuffed with rice and kidney beans, mashed parsnips, roasted cauliflower and a delicious Brussel sprouts  and kale stir fry.  Take me back now.

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^^ Yes, Carl does work as an elf part time.  Christmas time he turns into the happiest elf around while I point at an empty chair inviting you over.

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^^ Table manners nowhere in sight!

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^^ When you can’t stop talking about your brain like centrepiece you start taking ridiculous photos.  Obviously!

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^^ Even cut up this looks good.

Christmas time, is always a great time to talk about future plans, what we want for the new year and projects in the making.  How was your Christmas?