Olympic Games Opening Ceremony Surprise

Picture of Glastonbury Tor - site of the yearly music festival

I have to preface this by saying that in the grand scheme of things I am not a huge sports fan, and I’m not a loyal follower of the Olympic games, but this one was in one of my favorite places on Earth, London. Couple that with seeing a few of my friends post that the opening ceremonies tonight were quite good and I tuned in part way through to see what the buzz was about. And I was absolutely floored! Before even knowing that the artistic director for the … Continue reading

British Whimsy Lives

Artsy Picture of a Red British Telephone Booh from London, England

It’s no secret that London is one of my favorite cities, and all the buzz about the Olympics this summer and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee has certainly made me nostalgic. I can’t believe I haven’t been to London since 2008! I would love to rectify that situation but the opportunity and funds haven’t shown themselves, so for now my return trip there is just a dream. Keeping in mind how long it’s been since I’ve been to London and the utterly obvious fact I don’t live there, it’s not the … Continue reading

Best Foot Forward

Photo of colorful houses on the seaside in the warm sunlight in Galway Ireland

There are days when I feel I have taken on never-ending projects! As long-term readers will know, I’ve been working on an update to my print collections – a rather involved one. I kept thinking soon I’ll finish and get to tell you all it’s done! And the best I can do now is say that it’s more or less complete, but that I also recognize that I’m rarely 100% satisfied with anything, so it can at best be considered somewhat complete. Minimally at least, I have re-written the descriptions … Continue reading

Taste of Paris – New Prints Offered

The Eiffel Tower in soft winter light - textured

I’ve been making major headway with re-working my online gallery, and the latest to join the completed stack are the prints on offer from Paris! I’ve said over and over again that Paris is easily the most photogenic place I’ve been. There are cities that I dearly love that were not as shockingly beautiful. And it’s made the task of selecting what to include in my gallery even harder. In fact, I’m almost certain I’ll be rotating work in and out of this gallery in the future. This is probably … Continue reading

Eiffel Tower Pictures

Eiffel Tower Print - Picture Viewed from the Seine Overlooking Boats

A trip to Paris just wouldn’t be complete without seeing its most famous landmark, the Eiffel Tower.  Built in 1889 as the entrance to the World’s Fair, it was never intended to be there a hundred years later.  In fact, the permit was only for 20 years.  However, by the time those 20 years expired, the tower had become valuable to the city as a communications tower and its landmark status had grown. Until 1930 when the Chrysler Building was completed, the tower was the tallest manmade structure in the … Continue reading

Notre Dame de Paris By Night

Photo of Paris' famous cathedral, Notre Dame, at night

I guess in a way my posts for Notre Dame de Paris are out of order, as I’ve presented the pictures of it from the daytime first in these previous posts. Notre Dame Paris Prints Gargoyles of Notre Dame The thing is, I first saw Notre Dame Cathedral in the dark.  My flight out of Dublin was delayed by fog and by the time I managed to navigate the train, the metro, and the streets of Montmartre and settle into my home for the following five nights, it was dark. … Continue reading