From St Colman’s Cathedral you can see the city center of Cobh below and in the lower right corner is the Titanic Experience. You can also see a pier behind the museum. This pier is the original pier that the passenger a departed on their fateful journey for the Titanic while their loved ones stayed back. The pier was know as “heartbreak pier” because many people that left from the pier for America or other destinations never returned home because the tickets were too expensive.
All month it has not felt like fall at all and has given me some serious fall fomo. I think the lack of pumpkin patches, corn mazes, cider mills, and over the top Halloween advertisement has given me unrealistic expectations of what the fall season should be and it just isn’t really up to that level in Ireland. So... here is an festive colored tree for the season 🍁
Yesterday was a long, cold and very rainy day but it was still a good one. So glad I finally made the trip down to Cobh to see this charming and very photogenic town in Cork. .
If you are a Titanic buff or enthusiast I would definitely add this to your list as Cobh or “Queenstown” as it was named in the 1900s was the last port the Titanic docked at before it made its fateful journey to sea. The Titanic Experience is a great tour that you take in the original building that the 1st and 2nd class passengers would have waited in as they waited to take a boat to the Titanic (and there is a walking tour through the town full of historic markers designated to the Titianic, as well.)
Another adventure in Ireland tomorrow... this time I’m heading south to County Cork to Cobh. It’s one of those cities in Ireland that is so well known and recognized in photographs but you have to make an effort to get there cause it’s a bit off the usual tourist path.
The last few weeks have been a bit hectic - between ending one job, starting another, training, and settling into a new routine that will hopefully allow me to travel more. It was nice to finally just get out and go to Galway on my day off and get back to going on random adventures around Ireland.
Hardest part of adventure planning - narrowing down my list of twenty places I want to go and finally picking one. The final verdict is still out.
How do you decide where you want to go on your next adventure or trip? Flip a coin? Throw a dart at a map? Drive till you run out of gas? 📷 @kellymckeough
I seek adventure in the great wide somewhere ✨☕️🌹 Only six weeks (yes the count down begins now) until we meet again @disneylandparis I already have my outfit planned like it’s the first day of school! Bring on the magic ... And I guess Paris will be cool, too. @akvilegirdauskaite 🌸 #ckukbrandrep
Played around reediting some of my favorite shots from when I first arrived in Ireland. This is still one of my favorite pictures because what you see if a bunch of tulips in front of St Patrick’s Cathedral - but what you can’t see from the shot is what I had to do to capture it: I got up at 6am for that morning glow lighting (and no tourist), laid down in the dew and got soaking wet but the time I finally got the resulting image. Sometimes you just have to dew it for the shoot. 📷