Saturday, 27 December 2014

On University Campus

College and University campuses are much more aesthetically pleasing years after one has graduated.

(The lovely UCC Campus in Cork, Ireland)

Thursday, 25 December 2014

On Communist Christmas

Although many parts of Eastern Europe had suffered under censorship during the communist era, fairytales were one of the few genres that flourished. (And still does to this day)

Monday, 22 December 2014

On Insecurity

Some people are so insecure about their appearance that they prefer having photos of them taken from behind.

(A beautiful friend with some major insecurities)

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

On Kissing the Blarney Stone

There are people who travel hundreds/thousands of kilometres to see Blarney Castle yet refuse to kiss the Stone on the grounds of hygiene.

(A sign just beneath the Blarney Stone in Ireland)

Sunday, 14 December 2014

On Children's Art

Children's art can be quite powerful and effective especially when contributing to a political message.

(Children's art in St. Finbarr's Cathedral in Cork, Ireland)

Sunday, 7 December 2014

On Birds

"Some birds are not meant to be caged, that's all. Their feathers are too bright, their songs too sweet and wild. So you let them go, or when you open the cage to feed them they somehow fly out past you. And the part of you that knows it was wrong to imprison them in the first place rejoices, but still, the place where you live is that much more drab and empty for their departure."

-Stephen King

(A flock of crows gathering on a tree near Blarney Castle, Ireland)

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

On Unusual Prizes

There are amusements parks around the world that use bottles of alcohol as actual prizes.

(A temporary amusement park in Barking, Essex)