Bordeaux le confluent

Bordeaux, France Bordeaux to my surprise had a lovely charm of L’ancien et le nouveau (the old and the new). Seemingly the stark architectural and cultural divergences blended in a harmony that appeared to be an accepted norm amongst it’s inhabitants and the tourists alike. I came upon this town at night, at first not so serendipitous…

Paris Lights

Saint-Germain-des-Prés When the lights go on around Paris from my experience come people like moths to a flame. There are lovers, the looking for love, diners, people on their way to exceptional music venues of every genre, performances of all forms and controversy plus a general feeling from most out in the town that something good will…

Hole in the Wall

Hole in the Wall, Athy, Kildare, Ireland. Apparently a favourite drinking venue for the Duke of Wellington and infamous for past meretricious activities. The barman  a friendlier person you couldn’t meet has some great yarns about the building, it’s construction, the bar and it’s history. Here is a page dedicated to it’s History.


Upper Lake, Glendolough, Ireland. A glacial lake near Glendalough, County Wicklow. Wikipedia


Giants Causeway The tale of two giants that explains how the Giant’s Causeway in County Antrim, Northern Ireland came about is outlined in short below. In Gaelic mythology Finn McCool (Fionn mac Cumhail) was the Irish Giant, who lived on an Antrim headland, and the Scot was called Fingal from Fingal’s Cave a sea cave on…