Friday, September 13, 2013

Anthropomorphic Nocturnes

(A series of posts leading up to/including The Nocturnes Photo Tour in the West of Ireland, July 15-25, 2013; with a personal Genealogical Research Extension, in and around Ballina, July 25-29 - with follow-up posts continuing here!)

I don't know what it was, about this last trip to Ireland . . .

Guess it all started, early on in the Photo Tour, with Olcan's comments about the mysterious disappearance of a sign at Doo Lough (an emotionally and historically-charged location in the West of Ireland) - all that's left now are the two posts that previously held the inhospitable warning. So with iPhone in
hand, I composed what I thought was a clever (tho' hardly new!) arrangement of elements, with the tops of the posts lining up with the distant shoreline of the Lough.

Well, it turned out to be a nice image but the amazing reveal was the eerie "face" seen in the mountain on the opposite shore (can you see it?)! That, coupled with the equally mysterious inability to later upload the file to my photostream (finally got it, tho!) led us all to believe that 'something' else was going on - and this seemed to dog us for the remaining days of the Tour.
 This "creeping-in" of human forms and visages, followed us over hill and dale, from abbey to other timescapes. 
Of course, after a few such occurrences, it can be argued that I was looking for the exact elements that appeared in the images, but all the same . . .

Titles of images, top to bottom:
The Sign
Celtic Cross (Eyes), Augustinian Friary at Cong
The Aughagower Three
Evil eye teapot, Coole Park . . .

We are back in America now, and plan to continue with these posts about this past trip, Ireland-at-large, future tours, and travel in general. And Good News - we have a return trip to Ireland scheduled - October 1-11, 2014!

From The [not so] Daily Nocturne

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