Friday, June 5, 2009

Small towns and built up places, Ireland

Someone teased me that I take pictures only of old buildings and country side, there is not that much architecture in most of Ireland besides old buildings, All towns look somewhat similar, there are differences but mostly the streets are similar with older two and three story buildings with shops at the bass that takes away the character. The title is part of an Irish expression, used jokingly in answer to some unusual story, 'Sure what would you expect in small towns and built up areas' The first picture is an example of a main street in an Irish town, there is a square at the end of this street, some are wider, some have green areas. A street in a village on a rural road A street in village on a national secondary route. These pictures where taken through a windscreen which is why the quality is so bad.

4 comments:

Leisha Camden said...

Tee-hee, thank you!! :-) It's nice to see this side of Ireland sometimes too. I really like all the different colors of the facades in the top photo.

Paz said...

I drive thro so many of these they loose their appeal, I will try to get some townscapes in photo's

chris said...

after just returning from ireland, would i be right in saying ballinasloe and kilconnel ? ps keep up the great blog

Paz said...

100% correct first one Ballinasloe (now known as BallinaStop, due to the new motorway stopping there and the tailbacks) the second is Kilconnell. The last is Glassan north of Athlone.