THE SHADOW OF LIGHT

 

Light
is changeable.
Can be changed.
Exchanged.

We cut down stress
in the back garden of our woes,
in the back garden so neighbours
cannot see our fears spread out
across the lawn.

We stew it out
in solitude so we can shine later
after the dust has found its antidote,
after the touch is again tolerable,
after the new grass grows over
these rotten weeds.

Exchanged.
Can be changed.
Light is changeable.

We sit,
this evening,
in the late light of the kitchen
behind the glass partition
and watch the sunset.

Its last light
changing everything it touches

into shadow.

 

All words and photographs by Damien B. Donnelly

ESCAPING THE CITY; SEA, SAND AND SUNSETS IN SAINT MALO AND LE MONT SAINT MICHEL, BRETAGNE, FRANCE

 

Weekend break from the Parisian heat in Bretagne, France…

By the Breakers at Saint Malo

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Patterns on la plage (the beach)

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Sunset over the former pirate seas of Saint Malo 

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Big Bear at Le Grand Hotel des Thermes, Saint Malo

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The Seagull sweep

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Striking a pose

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Le Mont Saint Michel

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Tide’s out

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Sunset beneath Le Mont Saint Michel

Within the Abbey at Le Mont Saint Michel

All photography by Damien B. Donnelly

 

SCENES FROM SOUTH KOREA, JEJU, PART 5,000

 

And finally we fly to Jeju Island, home to blue seas, lava tubes, volcanos, sunsets and tangerines…

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A fisherman at the beach

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Blue sea, white sand and volcanic rock

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Seongsan Volcano, World Heritage Site

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Seongsan Volcano, World Heritage Site

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Seongsan Volcano, World Heritage Site

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Seongsan Volcano, we climbed at 4.30am to watch the sunrise

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Cloudy sunrise!

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Drying shallots along the road

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Manjanggul Lava Tube caves, UNSECO World Heritage Site

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Manjanggul Lava Tube caves

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Manjanggul Lava Tube caves

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Along the Olle Trail, Jeju has 26 hiking trails

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In the frame, Hallasan Mountain in the background

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Carved from volcanic rock

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Fruit Market and Tangerines

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The Mother of mushrooms

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Tangerines and strange shaped lemon coloured melons

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Seowipo 

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Seowipo

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Me, braced with braces!

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Tribute to the women divers of Seowipo, some of whom are in their 80’s

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Breakfast with garden views, a childfree garden. Seriously! There was a sign!

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Ferry to Gaopdo, an island as flat as a pancake

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The little village on Gapodo island

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I want to go to this school!

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Ferry Terminus

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Lunch in a shell.

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Stone Guards of Jeju City

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Colorful transport

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Hotel corridor, Seowipo, Sumorum Hotel

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Balacony with a view, Sumorum Hotel

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Arario Museum of modern art, also one in Seoul

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Arario Museum

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Arario Museum

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Arario Museum

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Arario Museum 

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And the sunset begins on the holiday

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And goodnight South Korea

All photographs by Damien B. Donnelly