PULL UP A SEAT PHOTO CHALLENGE 2021: #22

A PHOTO CHALLENGE OF PLACES WE SIT…OR MIGHT SIT…OR ART ABOUT SITTING This is a set of prisoner weighing scales in Spike Island Prison, Cork, Ireland. Dating from the late 1800’s, they represent a shift in penal policy towards reform rather than punishment. Prisoners were weighed upon arrival and again when they were being discharged […]

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The Best of County Cork – Healy Pass

Fancy getting away from it all for a while? – I mean REALLY getting away from it all. Then you will love it up here! You’ll be forgiven for thinking at times that you’ve actually left the planet – this is a desolate, harsh landscape but stunning in its bleakness. A mere 13 km in […]

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The Best of County Cork – Garnish Island

Just picture Ireland’s west coast – bleak rugged landscape, windswept rock, wild Atlantic Ocean and next stop the USA. The last thing you’d expect is a paradise island with magnificent gardens and lush exotic trees, shrubs and flowers. Throw in a Greek temple and an Italian villa and you’re convinced that you’ve fallen into a […]

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