I saw these three Vespas parked outside O’Shea’s pub in Sneem back in June. A pink pub & Vespas – my imagination, strange thing that it is, started running riot. I could just imagine, three bikers on a road trip, drinking beer, chasing women, scaring old ladies and generally causing trouble.
There was a Vespa convention on in Killarney that weekend and thousands of crazy Vespa-owners had ridden from all over Europe to be there – some even flew their Vespas over from further afield. A dedicated and funny bunch.
A stall selling dried fish outside Wat Pho in Bangkok.
I’ve never seen such a perfectly formed Lily before – nevermind a blue/purple one. Taken just below “Big Budha” on Ko Samui, Thailand.
A tired looking Elephant on Ko Samui.
Taken at the same Zoo on Ko Samui. I don’t know if thats a look of determination (to get out), sadness or boredom.
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.
A long table boat anchored at a beach in Ang Thong Marine Park, Thailand.
Weighing scales on the side of the street in Chaweng, Ko Samui.
Taken on Ko Samui, Thailand.
One from the archives. Taken at the Limerick Tunnel open day last June (2010). The newly built tunnel under the river Shannon was opened for the public to walk for one day before it was opened to traffic. Kevin, Barry and I went along for the walk. I forgot I had processed this one and just found it today – with travel still very much on my mind, I thought I’d post it.
Two posts in the one week – and they said it couldn’t be done! So I was lucky enough to get to travel to Edinburgh last weekend for Kevin’s (Kevoto.com) stag weekend. Now stag weekends aren’t my thing, but this one was excellent. We sat around, drank tea and ate shortbread (we were in Scotland after all) for the weekend. Between the furious tea tasting sessions, I managed to get a few shots on my way home while sight seeing.
Shannon to Edinburgh in the blink of an eye with Ryanair. No complaints about the flight – just Ryanair at their least offensive.
Cockburn St. – snakes uphill to join with High St. The buildings are just amazing, I don’t think I’ve done any of them justice. When you walk along the streets, you can’t help but feel that this place has real wealth behind it.
Just off Rose St. I found this sandstone building with a dome. There was light spilling in from all angles, playing off the cut stone. I don’t think this crop tells the story unfortunately.
Right in the heart of the city, if you look behind the magnificent old buildings, you find lots of places like this. It’s like the setting for a crime scene – like something out of Taggart… but set in Edinburgh obviously.
A classic line stencilled onto the foot path on North Bridge.
Cobbled streets and shadows cast by the morning Sun.
When I saw this building, I immediately thought of 1984 by George Orwell. In particular, the Ministry of Peace (Minipax in Newspeak) – which was mostly concerned with War.
I love finding random little bits of grafitti. I’d love to know what this is about.
This place is full of odd angles, curves, shapes and lines all intersecting each other in odd places and ways. I’m sure it all made sense as these buildings were being constructed. Every angle has a purpose.
Every side street links to a close – or another street. I could get lost here if I had the time.
All I can say is what a city.
Best of luck to Kev and Edel who are getting hitched today – I hope you two have a long and happy life together. 🙂