Idrija, one of the oldest mining towns in Slovenia. The Mercury Mines, 500 years old legacy of hardship and almost certain early death for the miners while in contrast, the delicate Idrija Lace, a centauries old bobbin lacemaking craft that provided social, creative and economic development for the people of this mining town. Slovenia [...]
CLIFFS OF MOHER AND THE ISLAND OF INIS OIRR If you are visiting Co Clare in Ireland, just south of the Burren on the western seaboard are the Cliffs of Moher. Formed some 320 million years ago, these dramatic cliffs rise straight up from the Atlantic to heights of 700ft (214m) and are home [...]
WHERE THE KARST LIMESTONE PAVEMENTS STRETCH DOWN TO THE OCEAN; A STARK BEAUTY. The Burren National Park in North County Clare is a limestone wilderness with green grasslands interspersed and divided by a latticework of amazing dry stone walls. Neolithic Dolmens, burial tombs of the wealthy, once covered with soil and now laid bare [...]
DARTMOOR, AN INCREDIBLY WILD AND BEAUTIFUL PLACE Dartmoor National Park is a unique and vast moorland in Devon County, in southwest England covering some 954 square kilometers. A place of natural beauty, the terrain is undulating with large granite rock formations protruding from the summit of rounded, gently sloping hills, called “Tors”. There are [...]
The Hook Peninsula in Co Wexford, Ireland is a fertile promontory with a rugged coastline stretching out into the Irish Sea. On the farthest point is the Hook Lighthouse.
This silver landscape of barred rock stripped by the high winds and harsh weather, enhanced by the continuing changes of patterns of light piercing through the clouds of graduated grays, blues and yellows and emerald colour of the Atlantic seas produce an ever changing kaleidoscope with a stark beauty and a great sense of peace
Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal, a feat of amazing engineering winds its way through the beautiful Brecon Becons, a watery roadway built purposely for the transportation of Iron Ore. Reputed to be one of the most spectacular canals in the UK, the towpath winds its way over 36 miles between Brecon and Cwmbran.
BRINGING HOME THE "FLOCK" The Sacred island of Caher is an un-inhabited rocky outcrop located about ten miles off Co Mayo on the West Coast of Ireland between the islands of Inishturk and Clare Island. The island is devoid of trees, is about eight acres in size and an undulating grassy terrain. Steep cliffs [...]