To take pictures and travel around the world are probably the activities we mostly love to do in our free time. However, since we’ve been to America the very first time in 2011, we started to show some interest in Architecture. In particular we fell in love with houses designed in Victorian style; we like them so much that we are thinking about to build our own one here in Switzerland. When we visit new cities we like to discover not only the center but also the streets and neighborhoods that are located outside, in order to let us surprise from new architecture styles. 🏘
Dublin is full of colors and its buildings are unique and particular, mainly in Georgian style. We stopped here to see this pub, really nice.
And you? What are your habits when you are off visiting new places? 💫
Here is a photo from one of the darker days in Irish history.
The Burning of Cork by British forces took place on the night of 11–12 December 1920, during the Irish War of Independence. It followed an Irish Republican Army (IRA) ambush of a British Auxiliary patrol in the city, which wounded twelve Auxiliaries, one fatally. In retaliation, the Auxiliaries, Black and Tans and British soldiers looted and burnt numerous buildings in the city centre. Many civilians reported being beaten, shot at, and robbed by British forces. Firefighters testified that British forces hindered their attempts to tackle the blazes through intimidation, cutting their hoses and shooting at them.
More than 40 business premises, 300 residential properties, the City Hall and Carnegie Library were destroyed by the fire. Over £3 million worth of damage (equivalent to €172 million today) was wrought, 2,000 were left jobless and many more became homeless. Two unarmed IRA volunteers were shot dead in the north of the city.
British forces carried out other reprisals on Irish civilians during the war, but the burning of Cork was one of the most significant. The British government at first denied that its forces had started the fires, and blamed the IRA. Later, a British Army inquiry concluded that a company of Auxiliaries were responsible.
We know it may be a little early to begin the festive cheer, but here at Into Kildare we're all about preparation🎅
In the spirit of Christmas planning, we've taken the liberty of rounding up all the must-do Christmas events in Kildare!
We've listed everything from Santa visits, to Christmas-themed lunches to Winter Wonderland experiences and more!
Click the link in our bio and find out how to make your December magical🎄🎄 #IntoKildare
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#Snapshot 3/3 of Dublin by Night. Taken on 11.11.2018 🇮🇪
The one and only funicular in Ireland 🤩 connects the Dursey Island 🗺️
The Dursey cable car is strung above the Dursey Sound, which is a 150m wide passage between the island and Lamb’s Head at the tip of the Beara Peninsula😍. It is adenuded island, austere but captivating.
On a quiet day the channel is notorious for the tidal race that flows at high speed and poses a threat to boats. On a wild day you had better recite the prayer pinned to the inside of the cable car to protect you from the seething sea below as you pitch and roll to sanctuary on the far side.🏞️
The cable car was operated up to March this year by Paddy Sheehan who also ran a B&B nearby with his wife, Agnes.🙂 Paddy’s death in March robbed the area of a beautiful smiling presence. Riding the cable car without his capable hands at the controls just won’t be the same.🗻
There are plans to upgrade the cable car and to build a second as well to cater forthe upsurge in tourists to the area which have doubled to nearly 17,000.🙏 Cork County Council also hopes to build a visitors’ heritage centre which would be highly successful if judging by the numbers visiting say, the Skellig interpretive centre at Portmagee, Co. Kerry.😁
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Had one of the most amazing experiences of my life yesterday. I decided seeing the weather was actually very decent to head to Ballintoy Harbour for some photo ideas I had planned (expect them soon). When setting up at the beach I heard a noise near my feet about a metre away. Like out of nowhere this little fella appeared 😂. Scared the crap out of me at first but he literally wanted to get his photo taken (proper poser).
It's mad I was so close to just sticking on the PlayStation instead of going out today and I'm so glad I didn't!! Miss this cute poser already (also side note I didn't touch him /her ☺️) UPDATE: I believe @explorisni were called to check on the seal incase he was injured and they said it was healthy and are checking up on him today.
Location: Ballintoy Harbour , Co. Antrim 📍
Camera: Canon 200D