Words Of Dan

…we watched the Earth burning, and as it burnt we burnt you too.

Category: Photos

Double Rainbow

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My day had a double rainbow in it, so I win.

One Of The Rare Beautiful Days II

Canon 600d, 18-55mm kit lens

A Man and his Dog

I’ve almost certainly decided that, God willing, one day I’ll have the pleasure of housing a dog. I’m not certain about breed; probably something manageable, at least initially, so I can learn what it takes to share your space with another individual who needs almost constant care and attention. What I’ve realised is how important it is. It’s a reminder of how we should be continually caring for those who need caring for. Looking into Gypsy’s gorgeous blue eyes (Gypsy is the dog above) you can sense a very real personality, no less aware of the pleasures and pains of life than I. In all honesty we can train a dog all we want, but I personally feel they teach us the lessons that truly matter.

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Taken using a Canon 600D with a 50mm f/1.4

Canal Bank Walk

Canal Bank Walk – Patrick Kavanagh

Leafy-with-love banks and the green waters of the canal
Pouring redemption for me, that I do
The will of God, wallow in the habitual, the banal,
Grow with nature again as before I grew.
The bright stick trapped, the breeze adding a third
Party to the couple kissing on an old seat,
And a bird gathering materials for the nest for the Word
Eloquently new and abandoned to its delirious beat.
O unworn world enrapture me, encapture me in a web
Of fabulous grass and eternal voices by a beech,
Feed the gaping need of my senses, give me ad lib
To pray unselfconsciously with overflowing speech
For this soul needs to be honoured with a new dress woven 
From green and blue things and arguments that cannot be proven.

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I took this photo while walking down the canal near where I live. I’d say it has changed immeasurably since Kavanagh wrote his poem. Still it retains a certain charm.

Irish Tram, Not So Irish Sky

I had to take a photo of the remarkable sky today, being totally uncharacteristically unclouded for an Irish February! Sitting beneath the ocean of blue is the LUAS, the tram system that operates around Dublin. Click photo to enlarge.

The Countess

First woman elected to the House of Commons, and the first woman ever to hold a cabinet position. On top of that she was a scrapper, and was involved in the 1916 Irish Rising. You can find her gazing over St. Stephen’s Green in Dublin, the position she held during the Rising. If you wanna’ know more about her check out her Wiki.

South Anne Street and St. Anne’s Church

South Anne Street is a busy little lane caught between Dublin’s Grafton and Dawson Streets. To sum up the street, burger joints to the left, expensive outfitters to the right. It’s not recommended you frequent both at once. Click on the photo to view full size.