September, 2011 Archives

The Burren

September 25th, 2011 Permalink

After the Cliffs of Moher, we stopped in Lisdoonvarna for lunch and headed on to where the Burren meets the ocean.  As I described it in my journal:

The Burren is a huge—over 100 square kilometers—mass of limestone. Limestone rocks, crags, boulders, and outcroppings pop though this part of the grassy countryside. It at first looks ugly, but then becomes beautiful. It’s different.

We stopped at some cliffs on the side of the road where the Burren meets the ocean. The limestone has cracked and been carved out so much, I felt like renaming this place “Twist Your Ankle City.” If there ever were a good place to break your ankle, this would be it.

I don’t think anyone twisted their ankle.

The Burren

The Burren

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Cliffs of Moher

September 10th, 2011 Permalink

In the fall of 2003, I studied abroad in Europe through a program run by my alma mater, Furman University. The photos below are from the first few hours after we arrived, via overnight flight, in Shannon, Ireland. Morning comes early on such a trans-Atlantic flight, which was for the better because anticipation, engine roar, and my only-slightly-reclining airline seat kept me from sleep anyway.

Over the course of the next three months, I took about 8,000 photos with my Sony DSC-f717. I had fun documenting the trip, but eight years later I still haven’t published many of the better photos. I think it’s time I do so.

Cliffs of Moher

Cliffs of Moher

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Constant Alarm @ The Suffolk

Constant Alarm @ The Suffolk

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Central Park

September 3rd, 2011 Permalink
The Dakota

The Dakota, a co-op building on the edge of Central Park, most notable for being the place where John Lennon was killed (near the entrance, at left).

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