Dublin, Ireland is one of my favorite cities. It was everything I thought it would be and more! The people were kind and gracious, always willing to help and show us a great time. I took many photos in Ireland. But these are a few of my favorites from the land of Éire.
Dublin and the River Liffey
The River Liffey runs through the city. There are 21 bridges crossing the River. Each one is unique and has its own history. I took photos of almost all of them. However, these are a few of my favorites.
Samuel Beckett Bridge
Seán Heuston Bridge
Storm clouds roll in over the city, just as the sun is setting.
A detail from the Grattan Bridge.
We went to a few bars. We drank some Guinness (okay, a lot of Guinness).
The Quay’s Bar
A lit Guinness sign at dusk.
Ruins everywhere. Some are castles, some are just old buildings. But they all look cool.
An Irish castle ruin rises up into a cloudy sky.
The Castle Gate was once surrounded by a stone fence
There’s more! These are some more of my favorites.
The library at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland.
A single swan in a Dublin waterway.
Bar & Beer Sign
Graffiti in Dublin, Ireland
To see more photos from Ireland, visit my website.
Some images of the courthouse in downtown Danville, KY. I grew up in this small town in central Kentucky. It’s easy to overlook places in your home town. I don’t remember the courthouse looking quite so impressive when I live there.
Early Morning Sun
Early Sunday morning is a great time to visit small town America. The streets are virtually empty. If you time it just right, you’ll get to hear the church bells ring. But since it was in the early morning, the sun was not in an ideal place. I decided to play it up a bit as the golden light shines through the windows.
Colorful flowers in front of the courthouse in downtown Danville, KY. The early morning light gives the building a golden glow.
Three larger upper windows and three arched doorways. A beautiful courthouse with great details.
The weekly photo challenge is Place in the World. Where do you belong? I belong everywhere. When I feel like I’m in a creative rut or need some inspiration, I don’t go to a safe place. I try to go somewhere that I’ve never been. I try to learn something new. Whether it’s a large city or a small town, it’s where I belong in that moment. The travel and newness wake me up!
A subtle tone shift in the background really makes her stand out.
A new gallery with some of my images in living spaces. Ever wonder what it would look like on the wall? I used an extension for Photoshop created by Giovanni Allievi. Visit his page and check out his work and if you can purchase the extension there as well.
A gallery of travel maps in place
They look great in these spaces. The soft, muted tones look great on dark walls or light. Did you know that you can purchase my prints already framed? It makes decorating so much easier.
A photo of the Hungarian Parliament Building in Budapest is composited with an antique map of Budapest
A composite map of Budapest with an antique map and a recent photo of the Budapest Parliament Building
A photo of the iconic London Red phone booth is composited with an antique map of London and a modern map of the Underground.
Great for a long skinny space. Like over a door or window or even a fireplace!
An antique map of Bohemia, an antique drawing of the city, and a modern photo of the old city skyline make up this cool travel map.
Some more of my favorites
Food art for the kitchen. Or travel photography from central Europe. Check out my Americana gallery for images of American cities and towns.
Buskin on the Danube
Buick 8 front end
Polish Market Meat
White dogwood blossoms in the spring are a favorite in East Tennessee
I haven’t written a blog in awhile. I don’t know why. I guess I haven’t had much to say. I don’t have much to say today either. Enjoy this gallery of new photos. I’ve been running around Kentucky and Knoxville taking photos. Comments and feedback are always welcome. Feel free to also share your own gallery.
Downtown Knoxville, TN
The Howard Baker Courthouse in downtown Knoxville, Tn in black and white
It’s Tuesday! That means it’s time for trekkin’. Last week’s trek was to Lenoir City with a brief drive through downtown Loudon.
After being unable to trek for a couple of weeks, we finally got back on the road. We started out later than usual. We usually get on the road bright and early in the morning. But we had early afternoon appointments, so we had to wait until after that to leave.
Since we were leaving late, we thought we would go somewhere nearby. Lenoir City landed at the top of the list. After our previous attempts at finding a good place to eat, I was feeling a little doubtful that it would ever happen. Today was the day. I found Le Noir Restaurant and thought the menu looked interesting. It’s a Belgian Style Bistro with some southern, comfort dishes added in. They had several Belgian style beers on the shelf. We tried the Abbey Ale from the Brewery Ommegang in Cooperstown, NY. I had a chorizo burger. OMG! It was awesome! I don’t eat a lot of meat or bread, but this sounded great, so I went for it. Totally worth it! My trekkin’ partner had the Sausage with Red Cabbage and potatoes. It was pretty yummy, too! After eating, we walked around downtown a bit. It was cold as hell, so we weren’t interested in doing too much walking. We stopped in the Ugly Mug Coffee Shop for some hot beverages to warm us a bit. The museum in town was not open on Tuesday, so we couldn’t check it out. So, we decided to head back out. We drove through downtown Loudon. We will definitely head back to Loudon after the holidays.
One of the best meals we’ve had on a Tuesday Trek so far.
A warm interior with a little retro feel. The food was great and service perfect!
The sign is still visible from the C.W. Harvey Grocery store in downtown Lenoir City. The ghosts of yesteryear.
A lit barbershop pole in downtown Lenoir City, TN.
The long shadows at sunset and the Christmas bow give this that small town feel.
This sign is modern with a retro feel. It felt a little out of place since it’s so new compared to everything else downtown
Lenoir Rexall Drugs and Prescriptions. Sunset casts heavy shadows and gives this a soft look.
The drugstore on the corner. Every small town has one.
The firehouse in downtown Lenoir City was formerly the Lenoir City Utilities Board
The side entrance to the firehouse feels very retro and looks inviting in this early sunset photo
This sign with a backlit flag and a little sun flare on the car. It’s what Tuesday Trekkin’ is about.
It’s Christmas in small town America. The historic Loudon Courthouse is decorated and picturesque.