Monday, February 18, 2019

Sculpture - Universal Links - Dublin


If you follow me on Instagram - LindyLouMac will recognise this photo from my post  today. When I was checking I had the name of this sculpture correct, realising that the background was interesting I decided to post here with more information.       

I originally took this photo when I visited Dublin last September, because I found the light and shadow attractive.

The sculpture is entitled 'Universal Links on Human Rights' and was commissioned by Amnesty International in 1995 when it was designed by Tony O'Malley. Representing jails holding prisoners of conscience. A sphere of welded interlinked chains and bars, 260 cm in diameter, housing an eternal flame in its centre, powered by natural gas from the Kinsale Head gas field. Located in Dublin you will find it on the traffic island at the junction of Amiens St and Memorial Road, close to Bus├íras and The Customs House.

The following links may be informative if you are interested in reading more.

List of Public Art in Dublin     Universal Links on Human Rights   Prisoner of Conscience

Amiens Street - Dublin   Tony O'Malley

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Flowers of Dublin - Ireland

Hi there everyone, yes I am still posting on this blog, my apologies that it is not very often. I keep thinking about closing it down altogether, but then decide it is better to post rarely than not at all. Hopefully my loyal followers will agree. Anyway I take so many photos I need to do something with them.

The post is once again flowers, today ones taken of the wonderful displays in the gardens and streets of Dublin, where I was fortunate enough to recently spend a week.

What an interesting and vibrant city.   I plan to be back soon to share with you more photos of different aspects of Dublin.

I hope you have enjoyed this selection, please respect the fact that these photographs all belong to me. If you wish to use any of them I am usually agreeable but would appreciate you asking first.

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Laburnum Arch - Bodnant Gardens - National Trust

It is far far too long since I last posted here, actually back in February. I have so many photos that I do want to share here as I am still travelling and taking loads of photos. Somehow real life keeps getting in the way, but I will continue to post from time to time.

Anyway I am today sharing photographs with you of something from my wishlist! A visit to Bodnant Garden to see the Laburnum Arch in flower. Delighted to say actually managed to organise a trip at the right time this year. These photos were taken on June 3rd and to show how much I have been neglecting my blog I have just found the draft! My apologies for the out of season post, but it seemed a shame to waste this stunning scene, so better late than never.

What a wondrous experience it was. Enjoy and if you have never visited Bodnant Garden at the time the laburnum is in bloom maybe this post will inspire you to do so.

Definitely worth timing a visit to see the Laburnum in bloom.