Count’s Castle

In my wanderings around Ireland, found some interesting penthouses 😉 can you spot one?

Next time I’ll look for fairy houses.

 

Castletown House surroundings
Bat’s sleeping penthouses
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Dublin Rising 1916-2016

Few days ago, Google came up with a special virtual tour to mark 100 years since Easter Week 1916. The narrator of the tour is none other than our own Colin Farrell. You’ll get some glimpses of a very important time in Ireland’s history with a combination of archive images and readings with contemporary street view. Goes without saying that this year is the year to visit Dublin and Ireland, but any other time is good also. Hope you’ll have a good journey, even if it’s only a virtual one.
Following the link, you’ll be transported in the most important areas of my beloved Dublin and have a very interesting tour.

Have also added some pictures in front of Ambassador Theatre, where is this interesting exhibition with 1916 memorabilia.

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Dublin’s FlightFest 2013

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On 15th of September 2013, Dublin was hosting a-once-in-a-lifetime event, Flight Fest with more than 30 aircrafts, old and new, flying over Dublin’s sky. It was an exciting event and live was even better than in pictures and videos, especially that my pics and videos are not such a great quality because I took them with my phone. It started with a mixture of rain, sun, rain, sun in a very windy day. Hope my asking my lovely and very patient husband in Romanian language: do you see them do you see them do you see them, will not be very annoying, but I was very excited and really loved every minute.
This event was part of The Gathering Ireland 2013. It was noisy and it was fun, I wish they’ll repeat that every year.

 

 

 

Beauties of the Auld Lady

Sometimes my jobs drive me to some beautiful places not everybody can see. The places I see are private properties or institutions, this is why sometimes in my posts I will not divulge the address, the actual place, maybe just the city. If you guess where it is, please do the same as me, don’t say. I know the quality of my pictures is not the best as I took them with my phone, but nonetheless one can find so much beauty around to fill one’s soul.
This is a place where many people wander around the corridors, but only few can see those rooms. For me was a surprise to find it.

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Beauty

There is beauty around us, hidden in plain sight.

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City Hall Dublin

Ludwig van Beethoven

In the beginning of the year I’ve had the privilege to visit Ludwig van Beethoven’s house in Bonn, Germany. It was exciting, fascinating and a very humbling experience.

It is considered that he was born 245 years ago, on 16th of December.

Happy Ludwig van Beethoven anniversary everyone!

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Dublin goes green!

It’s official! Saint Patrick’s Festival started as my lovely Dublin went green tonight, giving for the next few days (evenings) a beautiful green aura to its iconic buildings, starting with Saint Patrick’s Cathedral. Party is already started, let’s have more fun!

The beautiful Saint Patrick's Cathedral goes green.
The beautiful Saint Patrick’s Cathedral goes green.

I don’t remember exactly but think that they started illuminating green on the cathedral three years ago.

Let’s paint the world green for the next few day. Happy Saint Patrick’s Festival, and don’t forget to watch the parade on the 17th of March all over the world.