Hi, I've read your description and found it great! I love photography too, even if I still have a lot to learn. Two of the pictures you can see in my slideshow were taken by me (the one with the bench and the one with the stairs and the lake).
Anyway I saw your photography website and it's awesome. Many many compliments :)
I will order the Aran Island film. I do believe that I have seen the Roan Inish film, though I can't remember it very well. Thanks for the tips, Kathleen.
Supposed to snow all day tomorrow. I can't wait for Spring to break.
Hope all is well with you.
In 2004, we went with friends to visit their Donegal relatives, the McLaughlins. (In 2000, we traversed the country from Dublin to the lovely West of Ireland in a small bus with 11 other friends.) The McLaughlins live at the northernmost tip of Ireland in and around Malin Head. They were gracious and friendly and welcoming as are most sane Irismen/women! The land was desolate and beautiful. We had a grand time. I, like you, yearn to visit the West again. Conemarra has a special place in my heart, so isolated and serene.
Since I am a big fan of Daniel Day Lewis (have you seen his masterpiece There Will Be Blood?) the next time to IE, I want to go to the Wicklow Mountains, near Dublin and hang out in the pub that he frequents. As I type this, I am unsure that I can tear myself away from the lush IE landscapes long enough to do that. Maybe a couple of nights...
I am interested in the documentary, Man from Aran, that you mention.
Interested in ANY film in which IE is the backdrop, but this was shot in 1934 and should capture the islands before all the recent decades of development began. How is it you seem to know about the films of the 30's and 40's?
Top of the morning to ya Kathleen and Happy Sunday!
Ahhh yes the West of Ireland is, indeed, a magical place. I have not, as yet, hiked the Twelve Pins, but I have spent some time in Ennis, driven the tranquility of Connemara, observed numerous rainbows near Doolin, and had my heart broken in Castlerea.
If you have not been...I would recommend touring the wild and wonderful County Donegal. There at Malin Head, the northernmost tip of Ireland, families would wave sheets at the ships passing by and off to America with their relatives onboard, never to return.
Jaysus, I do need to hear a sad Irish ballad about now. ..
Hi! Yea nice to meet you too. I have my own Irish dance studio here in Moscow. It's not big studio yet, but we have many plans to promote us. And i will have many work for that. Now we often dancing on diffirients concerts in Moscow, What about video, i put here something later, but i you want look how im dancing you can look my Youtube page. http://www.youtube.com/user/Telberis
So see you and best regards from Russia.
Thank you, Kathleen... it is an honor and pleasure to have you as a friend. I am glad you like the cats, I scanned some of them from a book called "Why Paint Cats", where cat owners actually airbrush painted their cats... made for some very cook effects.
Again, thanks for being a friend.