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Weekly Photo Challenge: Signs

For this challenge, I chose a photo of The Brazen Head, Ireland’s Oldest Pub. They serve nice food, good beer and great music. In the header the sign of The Dawson Lounge, also in Dublin. It is probably the smallest pub in the world. But I would have to visit them all to vouch for that.


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check out the other entries in the Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge

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Travel theme: Multicoloured

Dublin – Ireland, 2012:


The Netherlands, 2012:


San Francisco – USA, 2013


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< < the button will lead you to more Multicoloured photos at Ailsa’s website Where’s my backpack?

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Travel theme: Benches

To see benches from all over the world is Ailsa’s goal this week. So I dug into my photo archives and found:

~ this simple but stylish wooden bench in Corfe, England.


~no mere bench, but a home for a dog and her pups.


~ too beautiful to sit on.


~ Ailsa, this might look familiar to you: a Dublin bench. The photo in the header was also taken there.

130412bench6~ and another piece of art, the Serpent Bench in Park Güell, Barcelona, designed by Antoni Gaudí.


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Want to see more benches? Then quickly go to Ailsa’s Where’s my backpack? Hurry, or your seat might be taken!

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Details of Dublin

And now for the last post about a city I fell in love with, instantly. Take a look through my eyes: from the smallest pub in the world to gargoyles. Doors and flowers. Birds and ornaments.

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As you might have guessed by now, I love details!

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Art of Dublin

Another post in my series about Dublin: the Art of Dublin:

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Tree FriEnTs

I love trees!

In summer:

1307 Canterbury

And in winter:

328 Phoenix Park

The first photo was taken in Canterbury, England, and the second in Dublin, Ireland. I don’t know why, but some trees I just HAVE to touch. To connect with and feel the roots through the bark, firmly planted in the ground.

How about you? Are trees special for you?

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Travel theme: Glass

A call for Glass this week, in Ailsa’s travel photo challenge.

I found this beautiful and artistic glass snake in a quiet corner of the memorial park near Dublin Castle.


More glasswork at Where’s my backpack!

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Illumination


Cheri Lucas has been inspired by all types of lights,

from the tiny white twinkles draped over trees during the holidays to the spectacle of fireworks in the night sky on New Year’s Eve. Lights are functional — everyday objects in our rooms and on our streets. Yet lights can be powerful symbols: signs of life, curiosity, and discovery. We’re interested in seeing what you come up with for illumination — particularly your creative interpretations and more abstract approaches. – Share a picture that means ILLUMINATION to you.

And this is my answer:


More Illuminations at The Daily Post.

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Streets of Dublin

Want to join me on a five-day tour through the streets of Dublin? Then simply click a photo to start the slideshow.


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