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22 August 2006

irish lilt and longing

"Ireland...an emerald set in the ring of the sea!"
-John Philpot Curren

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visiting Kate in Dublin

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our first sips of Guinness at McGruder's, said to be the best and freshest Guinness one can taste save for visiting the actual storehouse

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fishing boats in the village of Howth, just northeast of Dublin

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Irish dancers and how they leap!

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brian loves this song

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poetic graffitti

"If you ever go across the sea to Ireland, then maybe at the closing of your day, you will sit and watch the moon rise over Claddagh, and watch the sun go down on Galway bay"
- as Bing Crosby sang it in Galway Bay

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"When you live in a wild, luminous landscape like the Burren, that landscape itself becomes an inner companion. I can remember very clearly my first moments, as a child, of recognition of the mystical wildness of this place, the strangeness of it. When the light was there the stone was white, and you could almost understand that it had been all under the sea at one stage. Then, when a shower came, the whole landscape blackened completely."
- Irish scholar John O'Donohue on The Burren

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alien terrain

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the cliffs of moher

Apologies for the delay between photo posts. I want to get these all up as quickly as possible, but moving is a time-consuming process, as I'm sure many of you know all too well. All our stuff is moved into the montreal apartment, but I'm back for 2 weeks until school starts (nervous butterflies).

next up...paris

2 comments:

Jennie said...

Beautiful pictures, poetic comments. But would I expect anything less? Nervous butterflies have inhabited my stomach as well....

Gillian Edworthy said...

honestly, that coast line is unreal...

so spectacular!

excellent pictures as usual dal.. and i love the quotes!

cheers :)