Standing at the edge of Malin Head, the most northerly tip of the island of Ireland, it is easy to see why Star Wars location scouts picked this spot to feature in Star Wars: The Last Jedi – the raw power of nature here can almost be overwhelming, but is always awe-inspiring…
First stop off the plane = a traditional Irish Breakfast 🍳🥓🍞(Irish Bacon, Kelly Bros pork & leek sausage, fried egg, potato chive cake, roast tomato, relish & toast) — Note: When you ask for scrambled eggs and cheese, what kind of cheese do you think they serve in Ireland as the go-to **because it sure isn’t American 😛** ?
I have never got more soaked than during my last visit to Kerry. Gusting wind from West was making things worse and rain was horizontal 🤣. My rain gear couldn't last that lashing. I walked up Three Sisters looking for some good views. When I reached the second one I found some nice spot with great views but local friend called asking if I want to meet on Sybil Head. That was some cliff walk. 4 km in rain and wind. I arrived absolutely drenched. Weather was changing quickly and showers were coming one after another. I looked North side, towards Three Sisters and saw this beautiful rainbow. It was still raining there but light was super. Additionally friend Jaro, stood on one of the hills, looking like he was trying to reach it. I couldn't miss this opportunity. Initially my shot was horizontal but I decided to crop it to create bigger impact for a viewer. I hope I did good job.
Three Sisters and Ballydavid view, Sybil Head, Dingle, County Kerry
Вчера я плакала. Не думала, что спустя 25 лет, вновь увижу эту историю.
Мы ходили в кино. И знаете на что? На мультфильм The Lion King 🦁 - фотореалистичный компьютерный анимационный римейк традиционного мульта Диснея 1994 года. Есть вообще люди, которые не понимают о чем я?! У меня до сих пор дома хранится кассета для видеоплеера, где детским почерком криво написано "Король Лев".
Будучи маленькой девочкой я часами могла пересматривать эту историю о молодом льве Симбе 📼, который должен принять роль законного короля после убийства своего отца Муфасы от рук родного брата Скар. И главное, посмотрев еще раз, я поняла какой глубокий смысл заложен в этот, казалось бы, детский мульт. Все как в жизни: предательство и жестокость, страх и борьба, дружба и любовь.
Весь сеанс я спрашивала мужа: "А это точно мультфильм?". Настолько все реалистично создано, не могла поверить, что технологии так скакнули - движение ворсинок на гриве, мимика и повадки зверей, пейзажи 🏜. Визуальные эффекты, музыка и вокальное исполнение на высоте! Подпевала в зале под Hakuna Matata, Can you feel the love tonight...
Спасибо создателям за эти эмоции и воспоминания 💞.
А У ВАС ЕСТЬ ЛЮБИМЫЙ МУЛЬТ ИЗ ДЕТСТВА? КОТОРЫЙ ТАКЖЕ ДО СЛЕЗ, ДО ДРОЖИ?
Когда знаешь почти все реплики наизусть и не забудешь в глубокой старости. Думаю, современные дети уже не испытывают таких чувств при просмотре мультипликации 🤔, какой бы интересной и качественной она ни была.
Delighted to have a copy of the limited edition print of "Looking at the Overlooked" by Jennifer Trouton RUA back in the gallery
This artwork by Jennifer was named by EL James in her publishing phenomenon "50 Shades of Grey"
ArtisAnn Gallery at 70 Bloomfield Avenue Belfast BT5 5AE
Tue to Fri 11am to 6pm and Sat Noon to 5pm
The Dead Zoo 🇮🇪 // The museum was built between 1856 and 1857, housing the Royal Dublin Society's (RDS) growing collections, which had expanded during the late 18th century.
Prior to the construction of the current museum, a large portion of the specimens were made up of Nathaniel Gottfried Leske’s collection, purchased in 1792 and displayed in Leinster House.
In 1832 popularity surrounding the collection began to grow, as the zoological and geological specimens were made available for public viewings two days a week.
By 1836, a special Parliamentary Committee found that the public should have greater access to the museum. By 1850 visitor numbers reached 44000, leading to the realisation that a larger museum would need to be built to accommodate this influx.
In 1853 the RDS began plans for the new museum. A grant of £5000 was granted, with the addition of £2500 raised by public subscription. Architect Frederick Clarendon was commissioned to construct the building (in 1856) that still houses the Natural History Museum today. The new museum was adjoined to Leinster House, the previous site of the old museum, allowing for a considerable extension to the premises for the specimens to be exhibited.
In 1922 the passage to Leinster House was closed resulting in a reduction of the size of the museum. During the same year the museum was closed to the public due to the changeover of staff from the British civil service to the newly formed Irish service. The museum reopened in 1924, with a significantly reduced staff.
By 1927 it was noted that the zoological collections were held in cramped and poor conditions; overall the Natural History Museum was in a precarious condition.
During the 1950s the museum only had one member of staff, with others either retiring or resigning their positions.
A staircase collapse in 2007 launched a health and safety reform with areas of the museum closed.
Recent plans have suggested further extensions and improvements to the museum. As of yet none have come into fruition; the museum's collection and building remained mostly unchanged since Victorian era //
Have you been to the historic epicentre of royal life in Ireland? The Hill of Tara, or Teamhair na Rí (Hill of the Kings) was not only the place of coronation for 142 kings of Ireland, but was also believed to be a sacred dwelling for the gods and an entrance to the otherworld! The views from atop the Hill of Tara are certainly otherworld-like… and fit for a king or queen! 👑