Daily Archives: October 16, 2012

Blogging the Alphabet ~W

W ~ Water

Water is almost as important for us as breathing… and I suppose that involves water too!

Water is wonderful to look at and we have plenty of it in Ireland.

Dublin Bay from Howth Summit a view that always brings back memories from my childhood.

The River Liffey on and around which, Dublin was built. If I had a penny for every time I crossed that river, I would be a wealthy woman. Today there are many more bridges than when I was growing up and new modern glass fronted buildings grace the quays. I sometimes wonder if these glass houses will age as gracefully as the 16 storied Liberty Hall (1965) or the neoclassical 18th century Custom House.

Water always holds a great fascination for children, this water feature at the Outlet Centre Banbridge, County Down, is no different. I loved the concentration on this young ladies face.

The River Lagan looking towards Donegall Quay in Belfast. This area was until recently derelict, but now regenerated with new life including one of Northern Ireland’s tallest building projects. The building, called ‘obel’ – an obelisk set in old Belfast – will consists of a residential tower, an 8 storey hotel and a 7 storey office block.

Bridge over the Sixmile River viewed from Antrim Castle and close to Lough Neagh. Time I took my legs for a short dander there again.

Just to prove that we do get the odd BLUE SKY DAY…. This one was back in August 2005.

A view of Fair Head a rocky headland at the north-eastern corner of Northern Ireland, in County Antrim, taken from Torr head.

And the last one, taken from the same spot, but looking in the other direction: