Pitching Up is an endearing portrait of the small town, focused on how introducing immigrants and first-generation Irish to traditional Gaelic sports has helped them integrate into the community, while at the same time preserving the region’s distinctive culture. – How Gaelic sports became a culturally binding force in Ireland’s most diverse town
For this week’s photography challenge, Elemental, here is a photograph of Cliffs of Moher and nature at its best element 😉
Finally, it is over. The 6 nations Rugby match.
I have never watched a Rugby match until now and Mr. M is a big fan of all sports, especially rugby, hurling, football, tennis etc etc etc. The first match I watched was the Ireland vs Wales match…and I couldn’t watch after a few minutes. It was emotionally demanding on my part. Everyone fall on that one person with the ball…Goodness Gracious. I immediately took out my Kindle and kept an ear out for any yay!’s from Mr. M for the score. Sadly, Ireland lost that game. And since England was winning the championship because they were already ahead in the game, he wasn’t very keen on the final match on Saturday (at least that is what he told me the other day). But when he checked the score online on our way back from some shopping and saw that Ireland was winning, he was upset that he lost 20 mins of the game. 🙄 Men and their sports drama, I tell ya. He was on pins and needles the rest of the time until the game ended with Ireland winning against England in Dublin. Wasn’t he the happiest man that day!
I had thought that football was violent. Rugby is scary. I also watched bits and pieces of a football match (with Man Utd) The amount of drama that goes on… Oh! my Goodness!…Well, it is clear that sports aren’t my cup of tea, but that doesn’t mean I don’t enjoy my weekly dose of badminton games. Those are so non-painful games you know. We are also planning to extend it to Tennis and see if we can do it. I have never played tennis before, so it will be interesting to know how I fare.
During our trip to Ireland last year, we found this small sign tucked near the corner of the road. We were on our way to Glendalough. It was a very small road where we had to turn and we were slightly confused about it. So we parked to check our maps when I spotted this sign. We had a good laugh and decided to take this photograph on our way back. I never thought that I would be in Hollywood during my trip to Ireland and all thanks to this small road taken.
When you take the Titanic Experience in Cobh, Ireland, you will be given a ticket with a real name on it. The name belongs to one of the passengers on board the famous ship. Through the journey, you will find out if you (i.e. the person in the ticket) lived or died.
Here is the ticket I was given and the fate of the person whose name I was given. I quite rather liked it. It made the whole experience fun, even though I was sad to find her sad story.
For this week’s photography challenge: Transmogrify
A piece of art or a picture you say? Righto! Pop came these photographs to my mind. And since I will be on vacation for a fortnight I am scheduling it on Friday night (thanks Linda for the early prompt 😉 ) and I promise I will come back and check out your posts on this prompt later.
A scene at the Fota Wildlife park, Cork, Ireland.
Me: There is supposed to be a Panda bear here. Do you see him anywhere?
Friend: Nope… He might be hiding.
Searching the trees for a while. Almost at the verge of giving up when my friend points me to the tree above.
Friend: There…do you see him? (Points above in the trees)
Me: I only see the tree leaves…Damn..I shouldn’t have removed my zoom lens and packed it in. (It was getting very cold, windy and there was a slight drizzling of rain too at that time)
Friend: Look behind those leaves…
Me: You mean this one?
(Panda : God…won’t she leave me alone in peace?)
Me: Let me try a little bit from here. Might get a good view.
Me: Damn… Why can’t I get the focus right!
(Panda: Still not going to pose for you lady…Why do you think I climbed up all the way here… Go away!)
Me: I will try one more shot and then we will leave him to his sleep
Me: There! Finally! It can’t get any better than this. I am happy with this view. Come on, let’s go.
(Panda: eye roll)
Post for this week’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt.
Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “view.” Use it any way you’d like. Enjoy!