I’ve decided to challenge myself, and begin a new feature on the blog – ‘Photo Friday’. I’ll select a number of images from throughout the week gone by, and upload them with a short description of the story behind them. I’ve been taking a lot of photos recently, and am still getting myself accustomed to the camera’s manual settings – it’s all a learning experience! So, without further ado, here are this week’s featured photos:
My favourite of Galway’s many lanes and alleyways: Kirwan’s Lane. It runs off one of the main tourist streets, Quay Street, and serves as a shortcut one can use to avoid the throngs. Since I was a child, I’ve been fascinated with it, since Kirwan sounds a small bit like Ciarán. I’ve always, in some way, thought of it as being my lane.
A pair of tourists having a chat and a laugh in the Spanish Arch/Claddagh area. One of the best photos of people I’ve ever taken, I think!
Old, rusting fishing cages lie on the banks beside an age-old sailboat. These are situated on Nimmo’s Pier, a pleasant walk that runs parallel to Galway Bay and to the public park in Claddagh. Years ago, I fished for mackerel with my father here.
Anhelina and Pol – a pair of nurses, Ukrainian and Spanish respectively, who work in Drogheda. I took some posed photos of them, but I feel this best captures how wonderful their chemistry is – Anhelina writing their emails for me on Pol’s back.
Blackrock Diving Tower, Salthill. Emily and I decided to walk ‘The Prom’ for some late night photography last night. The prom is a long, seaside walk in Salthill, and at its end lies Blackrock – an iconic Galway landmark. This platform gets saturated with swimmers during the summer, but we had it to ourselves last night.
A maritime monument overlooking the Claddagh, approximately halfway up Salthill Prom.
Though shut at midnight, and during winter months, this little stall is frequently open during the summer, where vendors sell ice cream and cold drinks to beach-goers.
My beautiful girlfriend, basking in the moonlight.
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