Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Wednesday Sirloin Special

Borrowed this photo from my husband's holiday shots.  We enjoy a sirloin at Texas Roadhouse when on vacation in the States.  This one is located in Morgantown WV.

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Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Dromore Cathedral

Dromore Cathedral as it sits on the bank of the river Lagan. Yew trees aplenty in this graveyard.
The first church on the site was a wattle and daub building constructed by St Colman circa 510. This was replaced by a medieval church which was destroyed in the late 16th century. The church was again rebuilt and in 1609 elevated to the "Cathedral Church of Christ the Redeemer" by Letters Patent of James I. In 1641 this building, too, was destroyed.
The present building was first constructed under Bishop Jeremy Taylor in 1661 as a narrow church 100 feet (30 metres) long. In 1811 Thomas Percy (bishop of Dromore) added a short aisle at right angles to the nave to form an L-shaped floor plan. In 1870 a semicircular sanctuary and organ aisle were added. Finally in 1899 an additional aisle parallel to the original nave aisle was added to achieve a conventional rectangular floor plan. (Wikipedia)

The graveyard is full of leaning headstones.

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Saturday, 26 November 2016

Saturday's Critter

This fine looking sheep was on the slopes of Slieve Croob. I love how it posed for my shot!

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Happy Weekend!

Friday, 25 November 2016

Frosty Five on Friday

From my morning walk yesterday, when the frost had fringed the autumn leaves with its crystal magic...

and a spider's web with icy shards...

 It decorated  berries like sugared cake confections!

Even Her Majesty's mail box was feeling frosty!

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Thursday, 24 November 2016

Good Fences & Skies

More photos from Slieve Croob, taken in August and some of the fence nearing the top where there are radio masts, so it is marked off.  The views are amazing and in the photo above you are looking towards Belfast and Belfast lough on the right, just above the fence post on the right hand side edge.

The road is paved for the service vehicles to maintain the masts.

Coming back down the rolling hills and clouds seem to swell together, making it a very unique experience.

A stone wall back at the car park, and the sunlight filtering over the heather on the hillside, beautiful.

As this is Theresa's final Thursday hosting Good Fences, I just wanted to say a big word of thanks to her for being such a wonderful, friendly, funny and faithful host, making Good Fences one of my all time favourite memes.

Thank you, Theresa, you are a special blogger and hope you will still visit!

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Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Shoe Repairs

Found this on the end of a shop in Annapolis, Maryland. Apparently there was a shoe repair store here once upon a time.

Maybe someone can tell me what 'Sternized' means, the word under Boston? Can't find anything on it.

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Monday, 21 November 2016

Sky High Way

Back in August we headed for the Dromara Hills to walk to the summit of Slieve Croob. It was like walking in the sky, it was so beautiful and the views on all sides were spectacular.

Looking north towards Belfast Lough and the Lagan Valley

Views over County Down
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Friday, 18 November 2016

Some Bridges

Sharing some of the bridges along the towpath which I walk or cycle frequently.

Above is the bridge at Drumbeg, and a blue lorry passed over at the right moment to give me a reflection shot.

At the other end of the Towpath is Moore's Bridge in lovely red sandstone.

The bridge at Ballyskeagh from both sides and an additional newer footbridge was erected as the road is so narrow here.
Again red sandstone was used.

Below is the bridge in Dromore and again a great reflection of the historic Celtic Cross monument.

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Thursday, 17 November 2016

Gasworks Fence

Fancy new fence marks the entrance to the redeveloped Gasworks area of Belfast.

The site was established in 1822 as the main gas supplier for Belfast's street lighting etc and profits were used to fund the building of Belfast City Hall.

By the 1950's, demand for gas was falling and the gasworks closed in 1985, to be bought by Belfast City Council and with funding, a new business park with hotel and facilities has been built.

This is the original clock tower, a lovely victorian red brick building and famous landmark.

Hope you enjoyed seeing more of Belfast.

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Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Always Open

The sun doesn't always shine even when you're on vacation so it's good to know Waffle House is Always Open!

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Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Seat of Learning

Queen's University Belfast, our principal seat of learning in Northern Ireland. It was chartered in 1845 by Queen Victoria.   These buildings were designed by architect Sir Charles Lanyon, and opened in 1849.

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Monday, 14 November 2016

Monday's Moment

I paused for a moment by the lake as I was out for my afternoon walk. The light was beautiful.

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Saturday, 12 November 2016

Saturday's Critters

I am returning to our hike in the 'Moody Mournes'  (see Monday's post HERE for more on the Mournes!)

The picture of the horses was taken as we began our walk but  the photo below of the cows was taken on the way back when the clouds had become very threatening!

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Enjoy your day!

Friday, 11 November 2016

Around the Civic Centre

Back in September we went for a stroll along the towpath here in Lisburn at the city's Civic Centre.
Great opportunity for a few reflection shots!

You can see the two sets of locks reflected in this mirror which is placed on the bridge to allow vehicles to watch for oncoming traffic.

The next two shots were taken last November.

 The archway marks the start/finish of this section of towpath.

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Thursday, 10 November 2016

Mourne Walls

The Mourne Wall was constructed between 1904 and 1922 by the Belfast Water Commissioners to define and enclose the catchment area for the newly constructed Silent Valley Reservoir. The wall is 22 miles long, 1.5m high and 0.8m thick and is constructed entirely of granite from quarries around the Mourne Mountains using classic dry stone wall techniques. It encloses 9,000 acres of mountainous terrain and is designed to keep farm animals away from the reservoirs and rivers that flow into them. (Wikipedia)

The wall traverses 15 of the peaks in the range
You can see how the clouds were shrouding the mountainsides

The wall is well maintained but worrying to me was the scale of erosion on the slopes and along the wall due, to a large extent, to the volume of hikers.

  I find it a thing of beauty.

This is probably a wall built for  land boundary purposes.

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