Tuesday, 30 October 2018

Different Views

I really had to take a photo of the Heron hunting for food !

The poor quality of the photo above is because I was too lazy to use the tripod... 
and perhaps over fed.


LINANNE'S BAR at New Quay, Co. Clare.


This is my favourite Bar and Seafood Restaurant and so popular that the best time to visit to be sure of getting a table is in the winter on a weekday lunchtime.




Sea fresh lobsters stuffed with prawns are my favourite and if unavailable then I can recommend their seafood pie which is also delicious. 
Washed down fifteen minutes afterwards with a pint of Guinness!




The Russell Gallery - http://www.russellgallery.net

A truly amazing place to wander around and see a great variety of arts & crafts.

There a great many very attractive and skilful paintings there, a few of which I would have brought home had we the wall space. 

One in particular, entitled 'Not all who wander are lost' by Roland Byrne 
really caught my eye - follow this link and see for yourselves.




I love this old building which is so full of character and as well as the gallery it also has a small bistro that sells a wide range of organic wines with delicious dishes. 
Mine choice was their Antipasto which I did great justice to, not a crumb was left.
 I can also recommend their great coffee.




Reflecting on reflections.

Mrs H took this amazing photo of me looking out of the widow of our holiday home.



Here she is again beachcombing.





My good self with the amiable Toby.

I took dozens of photo's during our holiday and have lots tales about
our fun times too; so as they say watch this space for there is more to come !



18 comments:

  1. That photo of you in the window with the reflections is so evocative. The scene within and the scene with out are in a taut and fascinating balance.

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  2. Many thanks for your appreciation. I doubt very much that a similar one will be repeated but I may be wrong of course.

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  3. I love the heron photo. The accidental arty quality of it gives it a new dimension, one I particularly like. I also like the reflections in the window photo with you looking out. Best wishes.

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    1. Thank you for your considerations Rachel however, the next time I photograph birds shall definitely use a tripod.

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    2. And there is also a reflection of the heron in the water that I rather like.

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  4. Wow that food looks amazing. And I love the reflections photo.

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    1. Oh the sea food is just simple Irish fare available where the shores are rocky Sue and many thanks am glad that you liked the blog.

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  5. Loved the heron photo - how could you possibly resist. And like Rachel = loved the reflections one. But oh that lobster - I need to be there, eat it and then have that pint of Guinness!

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  6. Thanks Weave I like to think the Heron and I have similarities ! Yes I am certain that you would appreciate the cuisine over here, so when will that be exactly :-) ?

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  7. Mrs. H got exceptional shots of you! And that lobster is making my mouth water.

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    1. You are quite right about Mrs H's excellence with a camera but wait until you see how big my anchor is... !
      Irish Lobsters certainly have the edge on paella don't they :-) ?

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  8. Lovely and intimate impressions, friend H … Thank you for letting me look, listen and feel … Thank you for making me smile today … Much love, cat.

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    1. Oh Cat thank you too for taking time out to visit my blog post and for commenting. I treasure all of the words from yourself and others too xx

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  9. That light! That sunshine! The beautiful views! It all looks too lovely and the photos are gorgeous. I love the ones of you both...a special post to share, Mel. I'm glad you had such a lovely holiday.

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    1. Thank you for the appreciative comments Val and oh by the way there are more to come too.

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  10. The Roland Byre pictures reminded me of the Scottish artist Phillip Raskin (whose work I have on my wall) and I also really like some of Kathleem Moroney's work. All in all a very enjoyable trip through your post. Thank you.

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