1. So many beautiful images, Damien. I love the way that you shot the lighthouse in so many different and creative ways, including showing the graffiti.

    • Thanks Mike. It was such a beautiful walk out to the lighthouse, itโ€™s about 30 mins walk there, right out into Dublin bay and today there was hardly even a breeze, just a slow and steady stillness by the sea, breathtaking blues and then that roaring red lighthouse

    • How dare you ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
      They are actually real, there is a nature park nearby that I walked through afterwards, full of palm trees and fir trees, so funny to see them next to each other ๐Ÿคญ nature is awesome

      • I was teasing ๐Ÿ™‚ I remember when I was little (in the West Riding) the local council put potted palm trees on top of the bus shelter in the market place. The first winter saw them off.

      • Seemingly there are a lot of them around the beaches here, I thought it was a joke but no. Itโ€™s the new West coast on the eastern side ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

    • Jane and Damien, hi from NZ. Saw your chat as I was about to add a comment re the “palm” tree which looks to be our NZ native cabbage tree, Cordyline australis. I know folks over there refer to them as “palm trees”, makes me smile ๐Ÿ™‚ I adore the “roaring red lighthouse” Damien – both the building and your description!

      • Anything exotic looking is a palm tree to us ๐Ÿ™‚ The number of people who plant banana trees amazes me. They are just ugly when they’re green and you should see them in the winter. Like they’ve been sprayed with acid.

      • We love a generic title on this side of the equator! Palm trees and pampas grass were the height of exotic when I was a kid although the pampas grass now has a very other connotation ๐Ÿคญ๐Ÿคญ
        We have an architecture program on tv here at the moment and the owner of the house has a pampas grass bush in this back garden and no one will tell him what it signifies.
        The red lighthouse at the end of that wash of blue sea and sky was amazing!!

      • We have several native pampas species which are way finer than the exotic ones (the exotic ones grow huge and are a major pest plant here). I have no idea what the ‘other connotation’ is and neither does my in-house expert haha. Puzzled ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Somehow, these days, pampas grass in the garden means swingers in the house and I donโ€™t mean that jazz dance style from the 1920โ€™s! One might be glad the in-house expert knows nothing about that!!! ๐Ÿคญ๐Ÿคญ๐Ÿคญ๐Ÿ˜‚

      • Very lucky I didn’t spray coffee everywhere when I read this, I was drinking; hahaha, so funny, had no idea! Thanks and I’m still smiling ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Getting back into the Irish way of seeing things, although all my family keep asking me where I am taking these pictures as they have never seen any of these places and yet lived here all their lives ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿคญ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

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