St Stephen’s Green, Dublin, Ireland

July 29, 2016 - St Stephen’s Green is a 22-acre city park with a pond, fountains and flowers. It was originally a medieval commons that...
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Grafton Street, Dublin, Ireland

July 28, 2016 - Grafton Street is a really fun pedestrian zone lined with shops, hotels and cafes. It runs from St. Stephen’s Green to T...
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Wolfe Tone Memorial, Dublin, Ireland

July 27, 2016 - Wolfe Tone was a Protestant Dublin lawyer who led the bloody 1798 rebellion of the United Irishmen. He was inspired by t...
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Fitzwilliam Square, Dublin, Ireland

July 26, 2016 - While in Dublin, we stayed in the old heart of the city at a Georgian house that had been converted into a hotel. There...
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Japanese Garden, Powerscourt Gardens, County Wicklow, Ireland

July 25, 2016 - The Japanese Gardens were laid out on reclaimed bogland by the 8 th Viscount in 1908. They contain Chinese conifers, bam...
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Pepperpot Tower, Powerscourt Gardens, County Wicklow, Ireland

July 22, 2016 - The Pepper Pot Tower was built in 1911 and modeled on Lord Powerscourt’s dining room pepper pot. It is surrounded by sma...
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Terraced Italian Gardens and Triton Lake, Powerscourt Gardens, County Wicklow, Ireland

July 21, 2016 - The next part of the garden includes the terraced Italian garden laid out in the 1840s. It took 100 men, twelve years to...
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Pebble Mosaic, Powerscourt Gardens, County Wicklow, Ireland

July 20, 2016 - The Powerscourt Gardens are among the finest in Ireland with great views of Sugar Loaf Mountain. The pebble mosaic is ju...
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Powerscourt Mansion, County Wicklow, Ireland

July 19, 2016 - The Powerscourt House was designed by Richard Cassels in the 1730s. He was commissioned by Richard Wingfield, the first...
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Powerscourt Waterfall, County Wicklow, Ireland

July 18, 2016 - Powerscourt Waterfall is the highest in Ireland at 397 feet (121 m). It is on the back side of the 998 acre Powerscourt...
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Accepted at the 311 Gallery Flower and Garden Juried Show in Raleigh, North Carolina

July 16, 2016 - I'm very excited to announce that two of my pieces were accepted into the Gallery 311 Flowers and Gardens Juried Show in...
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Glenmacness Falls, County Wicklow, Ireland

July 15, 2016 - Glenmacnass Falls is where the Glenmacness River flows down the side of Mt Mullaghcleevaun in the Wicklow Mountains. The...
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Poulanass Waterfall, County Wicklow, Ireland

July 14, 2016 - Poulanass Waterfall is also on the grounds of Glendalough. When we were there people were racing up and down the path. I...
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Glendalough Upper Lake, County Wicklow, Ireland

July 13, 2016 - Glendalough was shrouded in fog when we visited which made it a bit eerie. We saw some red deer and a personable duck wh...
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Glendalough Lower Lake, County Wicklow, Ireland

July 12, 2016 - Glendalough was founded by St Kevin and his followers in the 6 th century. It grew into a large monastic settlement and...
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The Gate at Glendalough, County Wicklow, Ireland

July 11, 2016 - Glendalough comes from the Irish Gleann Dá Loch, meaning valley of two lakes. It contains the ruins of the monastic sett...
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Mother of Exiles, New York, New York

July 08, 2016 - The official title of the statue is Liberty Enlightening the World. Unofficially she is known as the Mother of Exiles. F...
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The Book of Law, New York, New York

July 07, 2016 - Lady Liberty holds the Book of Law, inscribed with the date of the Declaration of Independence in Roman numerals. It is...
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The Torch of Enlightenment, New York, New York

July 06, 2016 - Lady Liberty holds The Torch of Enlightenment. Edouard de Laboulaye first had the idea for the statue and enlisted Augus...
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The Statue of Liberty, New York, New York

July 05, 2016 - The Statue of Liberty was a gift to the USA from the people of France and was dedicated on October 28, 1886. It was conc...
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The New Colossus by Emma Lazarus

July 04, 2016 - Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame, With conquering limbs astride from land to land, Here at our sea-washed, suns...
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Happy 4th of July!

July 04, 2016 - Happy 4th of July! God bless America!
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Wicklow Mountains, Ireland

July 01, 2016 - The tallest of the Wicklow Mountains is 3,000 ft (914 m). Standing amid the rugged wilderness, it’s hard to believe that...
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