I have previously blogged photographs of the Belgian City of Bruges (q.v.) 3 months ago on August 14th. I made a further long weekend visit there the following year, and present below a different set of photographs of its stunning views, architecture and history . . .
A reflective view of one of the city’s beautiful canals
Another canal view
… and a third
. . . a shop selling – you guessed it – vintage dolls
another view of a roadside lace-maker
. . . with a close-up view of the technique
The famed artist, Jan Van Eyck, lived in Bruges from 1429 until his death in 1441
I visited an exhibition of Salvador Dali prints whilst in Bruges in 2004
This poem had been posted in a closed Bruges restaurant window on a Sunday morning
Spectacular painted interior walls and decorated ceiling of the Stadhuis, the City Hall in Burg Square
Following on from the photographs of my visit to Killarney and the Mulcross Estate, today’s tour is of the Dingle Peninsular, one of the 3 promontories which jut out into the Atlantic Ocean from the south-west coast of Ireland.
Map of South West Ireland showing the Dingle Peninsula
Beach along the southern coast of the Peninsula
Further along the southern coast with a view to the outlying islands
Looking eastwards back towards Dingle
One of the Dingle Peninsula’s many small secluded beaches
The Dingle Peninsula has many dozens of standing stones such as this menhir beside the coast road.
. . . and this menhir further along the coast
The roadside remains of a one-time occupied croft
Dingle Slea Head Crucifix – one of many such roadside shrines
Seagull on the seawall with the Blasket Islands behind
Sea thrift beside the coast road
Roadside wild foxgloves at the south-western end of the peninsula