I've just returned from my biennial cycling trip to Ireland. This time we headed to the south east coast, picking up the hire bikes in Kilkenny. I met up with my companions from New York and Ye OldeYorkshire in Dublin.
Dublin used to be one of my favourite cities when I worked there around the Millennium. The new century has seen it turn into a parody of itself. Then what else could have happened? We can never really preserve the past . Travelling on a preserved railway can never give you the same experience as travelling in the 1930's or even the 1970's for that matter.
Every time I go back to Ireland the things I used to love seem to be harder to find: the music, the bars, the rural villages and even the people
So whenever I travel there I try and photograph houses that will soon be renovated or replaced
Here is a selection of this year's photos.
Despite travelling by rail down to Kilkenny I didn't take many railway related shots, but here are a few, beginning with a couple of waggons from the old copper mines.
Layout Design Blodwell Buildings The Art of Compromise Photography Llanrhaiadr Mochnant Scenery Signal Box Baseboards Goods Yard Track 45XX Apa Box EM Lcut Creative Travel Backscene Concepts Railway Exhibitions TVR USA Upwold 14XX Anyrail Bridge Cuba Cycling Fencing Lorry Narrow Gauge Point rodding Points Templot Turnouts West Maryland Books C+L Fiddleyard GWR Hales OO9 Phil Parker Rolling Stock Signals State of the hobby Tillig Warley Weighbridge trams 2012 AC Railbus Albion Yard Allt-y-Graban Rd Apa Valley Balloch Pier Bas Bath Green Park Brickwork Bridgnorth Bryn-y-Felin CSX Charmouth Clarendon Class 25 Cliff Railway Coldrennick Road Corris Crich DCC Disused Railways Dukedog EMGS Edwin Smith Electrics Emett France Gloucestershire & Warwickshire HO Hobbies Hope under Dinmore Hospital Gates Iain Rice Iliffe Stokes Inspiration Ireland Kings Lynn La Baraque Lasercut Leamington & Warwick Locos MSTS Mainly Trains Military Modeling Mishaps N guage NEC OOn3 Percy Pier Railway Porth y Waen Preserved Railways RTR SMP Seend Sentinel Sketchup St Minions Stockholm TGV TRAX Tansey Bank Techniques Technology Tim Horn Trade Trees Ultrascale Veldhoveh 1935 Watertank Williamsport diorama manning wardle painting procrastination pug ships simulators