There was a “Zoo” just down the road from our hotel – full of Tigers, Leopards and other amazing animals. I hate seeing such a beautiful animal locked up in such a small pen. This particular Tiger (which was huge by the way) just kept scratching his nose and chin on the fence of his enclosure. I suppose there was little else for him to do.
Warning: This is a geeky post, prompted by photography-related storage issues.
Being into Photography, I have relatively hefty storage requirements when compared to your average PC user. I don’t really need speed, just space and security. I have one 500GB external hard disk and a full backup copy of my photos on another internal drive (plugged in via USB). But I’ve run into a problem… I’m nearly out of space. And while having two copies is great, it’s tough to keep them in sync – as in it is hassle, so I don’t do it as often as I should!
I have had a stack of old IDE hard drives sitting here for the past Continue reading
Taken on an overcast day at Kylemore Abbey. As far as I can remember, Kylemore Abbey was originally a private home built by Mitchell Henry back in the 1860s. Mitchell, a wealthy English politician, spared no expense during construction of the house.
For me, the highlight of the grounds has to be the walled garden – it originally featured 21 glass houses, which were heated by boilers which allowed him to grow banannas and other tropical plants. And as most of the glasshouses were linked, it also gave guests a dry warm place to walk on the days when the weather was being less than cooperative. Sadly all of the original glass houses were collapsed over time, however two have been restored to their former glory.
In the 1920s, the Benedictine Community founded the Abbey and opened a boarding school. They are doing a fabulous job maintaining the grounds.
I really wish I could have seen this place in the 1800s – it must have been something else.