Saturday, December 5, 2015

Storm Desmond, Galway, Ireland

While storm Desmond rages outside, I can not miss this opportunity to post my photos from today's walk to the waterfall in Oughterard. 

Needless to say I did not meet anyone on the way there except a couple of horses having lunch. The road was flooded heavily under the railroad bridge, the water reached almost up to my knees!!

images from Oughterard during the Storm Desmond

The RED WEATHER ALERT is still on, all roads in the area are flooded, rivers are running crazy, people's gardens have disappeared....

flooded road under the railroad bridge in Oughterardflooded road under the railroad bridge in Oughterard

I HOPE YOU ARE WARM AND SNUG AND DRY TONIGHT while reading this post. 

Unfortunately I did not have my camera in my disposal so I had to use my phone. The images are a bit dodgy for my standard but sorry people this is all I have. Here they are: 

Images from the waterfall in Oughterard during Storm Desmond December 2015

Oughterard waterfall, storm Desmond

Oughterard waterfall, storm Desmond

Oughterard waterfall, storm Desmond

Oughterard waterfall, storm Desmond

He is still here behind the spray!! Taking photos 
Oughterard waterfall, storm Desmond

Oughterard waterfall, storm Desmond

Oughterard waterfall, storm Desmond

Oughterard waterfall, storm Desmond

Storm Desmond, Oughterard waterdallOughterard waterfall, storm Desmond

We photographers are a bold and crazy breed ;-)

Oughterard waterfall, storm desmond Oughterard waterfall, storm desmond

waterfall, storm desmond


thanks for being here ;)

Monday, November 16, 2015

Galway in the Rain

Sometimes when the weather is out of control the only option for photos is from a moving vehicle. 

Obviously, not when driving. The best is to hitch a ride with a friend and snap away. 

Believe me, it's real fun 

Here is my collection of images from Galway in the rain, collected over the last few years. 

In Galway city the rain hardly ever stops, so there is plenty of opportunity for this sort of fun over and over again.... Enjoy!!!

Galway in the rain

Galway city seen through the windows of a car in the falling rain

Galway images in the rain

Galway in the rain 
Galway city in the rain, people walking, taxi waiting

Galway in the rain

Galway city, all wet in the rain

Galway city all wet in the rain

Galway in the rain

a rainy day in Galway city

cyclist passing by

Galway cathedral in the rain

traffic jam in the rain

silhouettes in the rain

silhouettes in the rain

silhouettes in the rain

traffic light in the rain

Galway Shopping center sign

image from the Galway shopping center sign roundabout  
waiting at the crossroad in Galway

pretty tail lights in the rain

Lidl car park, Galway

on the road in the rain in Galway

riding into the sunset in the rain, Galway

driving in the rain, sunset, Galway

Maybe there is a hope for the next day after all with a sunset like this one!! 

Another version of this article is published in  The Craic in Galway  

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Dublin City - Tourist for a day

As any other person living out of Dublin, occasionally I need to go there on business for a few hours and and then to hurry back home to my part of the world, in my case Galway. 

I grabbed one of the early buses, so I can be there bright and early, that way I hoped to finish as fast as possible with a bit of time left for sightseeing. I always use GoBus when I travel. For me they are the most comfortable and reliable. It takes two hours and a half to get from Galway to Dublin, but the GoBus is so comfy, the time passes very fast especially if there is something to occupy yourself with - a book, a phone, a laptop....  

Once in Dublin there was no time for fun or aimless walking around. Nevertheless, I did feel like a tourist for a day which was really great and relaxing, I dutifully took my camera out for a spin and grabbed a few shots on the way from and back to the bus stop. 

Unfortunately my business concluded right on time for the returning bus ride home so I almost had to run. This is provincial life for you, not much time for entertainment when you go to Dublin on business. Hopefully next time.....

Lets walk through Dublin together - Tourist for a day

image collage of a government building in Dublin

the roof of a government building with statues and a pigeon on one of their heads

main entrance of government building, Dublin

entrance to Merrion Square park

Oscar Wild memorial

oscar wild memorial

war memorial, Merrion Square park

War memorial, Merrion Square park

Dublin street

Dublin street, people walking by

a random pub in Dublin

drawings on a wall

Dublin streets, people walking

blue, sky, Dublin buildings

image collage, walking the streets of Dublin

Dublin  streets

Busy Dublin streets

A bridge

buildings across the river, Dublin

image from the bus, Dublin

dublin streets

dublin streets from the bus

Dublin streets from the bus

I hope you enjoyed our Dublin walk

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