If this is your first visit…
- We went for a walk in Vila Nova de Cerveira. I had noticed big green doors leading into a courtyard in the middle of town yesterday but it was locked up. This morning it was open so I wandered in. Normally I wouldn't just walk into someone's property. Yesterday I had noticed old walls behind the adjoining houses so maybe I could assume it was an historical site? It was like a little village in there, well a deserted village. Maybe it fills up with tourists in summer but at the moment it's empty. There was a church building, closed and a restaurant, closed and a pub, closed. All the houses looked empty. The best thing about it was the walkway on top. The worst thing - the steps leading up there. Although to be honest they were a feat of engineering. Huge stones were attached to the wall at irregular intervals. I was afraid, but in the interest of capturing some photographs for you I was very brave. I did not die in the attempt... #travel #Portugal #phonephotos #VilaNovadeCerveiraPlease go see this excellent exhibition at @nationalmuseumofireland #collinsbarracks Artist @alisonlowryglass has created something beautiful and thought provoking out of some terrible Irish truths. #magdalenelaundries #art #ireland #(A)dressingDay 60 #2019 Hello March! #phonephoto #nofilter #ireland #marchDay 59 #2019 Here’s where I was lost in thought this morning. There was a weird sound. Five snow white long necked swans were flying in unison over my head. Their wings were making the sound. Can you imagine? You’ll have to, there are no photos or videos. They were magnificent. No idea what I was thinking about before they arrived and I am grateful to them for that. #february #fortheloveofordinary #phonephoto #ireland #nofilter #gratitude #thinkingDay 57 #2019 Another free sunrise. #fortheloveofordinary #february #irelandWork in progress... #mindfulness #calm #creativecalm #making #craftingtime
My Book: Creative Monday
Monthly Archives: March 2013
(Street lighting outside the National Museum in Kildare Street, Dublin.) Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you’re scared to death. – Harold Wilson Kinda scary being who you want to be…. Mairead.
(1,213 year old leather buttons on Psalter at the National Museum) “The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge, but Imagination!” – Albert Einstein Let the daydreaming begin, Mairead.
(Field trip to the Museum in Kildare Street Dublin, here’s a close up low light on the Ardagh Chalice) “What saves a man is to take a step. Then another step.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Repeated baby steps are better … Continue reading
(Decorative Arts and History Museum, Collins Barracks, Dublin 7) We went to visit Collins’ Barracks in Dublin yesterday. I had never been. It’s just twenty minutes walk from O’Connell Street and right beside Heuston Train Station. It has free parking … Continue reading
“I shall be telling this with a sighSomewhere ages and ages hence:Two roads diverged in a wood, and I,I took the one less traveled by,And that has made all the difference.” Robert Frost. Maybe Lost is exactly the right place … Continue reading