Friday, February 24, 2012

Celtic Cross at a Galway Cemetery

One of the things that amazes me about Ireland is Celtic design. They are so intricate. If you have ever tried to replicate one, you will quickly realize most of them are difficult and very mathematical.

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

Claddagh Boats in Galway Harbor

On my recent trip to Ireland, I went back to Galway. It is one of my favorite cities, and looks like what a Tourist 'thinks' an Irish city should be.

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

Lego Liberty Bell

While I was in the Philadelphia airport last week, I walked past this replica of the Liberty Bell. The best part of it was that it was made of Lego. I grabbed my camera and snapped a shot.

Monday, February 6, 2012

The Steeler's House

As most people know, Steeler's fans are a pretty avid group of folks. You don't get a moniker like Steeler Nation without having some pretty heavy support for the team.  These people wear Steelers stuff all year.  They put they babies in Steeler jerseys, they wear that stuff to church.

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?