Friday, February 24, 2012
I visited an old Graveyard right on the outskirts of the city. It had been pointed out to me when I was on a previous bus trip and I had been wanting to go back there for awhile. I was totally blown away by how many Celtic crosses there were. It was the standard for a headstone a hundred years ago. The graveyard was littered with them.
This Celtic cross in particular was of a HUGE scale in comparison with the other. It also had cravings on all four sides, indicating it is more expensive. Modern crosses often only have the face carved.
Due to the position and scale of this cross, I was able to shoot it with the cemetery chapel in the background. It also shows that it is a modern graveyard because there are standard slab headstones, some very recent, in the background.
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Another of the cool aspect of Galway is that the small town of Claddagh is there. Yes, the famous Claddagh ring was conceived there for poor fisherman and their wives.
When I was walking around the harbor, I noticed a series of row boats tied to the shore. This one especially caught my eye.
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Monday, February 6, 2012
Let's just say . . they are devoted. As I was walking to get some lunch the other day, I took a different street than usual and notice this . . the Steeler House. Can it be called the Terrible House (after The Terrible Towel)?
Now, I really love the Steelers, I wear a game jersey on game days, but holy macaroons, this is pretty invested - wouldn't you say?