zondag 3 augustus 2014

Where words come from

Here the river Corrib going through Galway on its way to the Atlantic Ocean.

Despite Galway is a very lively and fun city partly due to the presence of a university, it is also the source of the word lynching. In 1493 the son of the mayor committed a murder in front of a lot of witnesses. No one dared to condemn him  except his father FitzStephen Lynch. He threw his son James from the window above with a rope around his neck, hence the word lynching. This memorial on the wall was installed in 1854. One for shadow sunday shot here.


12 opmerkingen:

  1. Love the grey in your shots. Adds a lot to the atmosphere.

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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  2. That's a wrenching story, The grays in that first photo seem to contradict the "lively and fun" description, but I guess people would come up with creative ways to combat the dreary.

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  3. "My dad is the mayor and I can do anything I want to do, so there!"

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  4. Amazing story of parenting at its toughest! The crumbling ruin enhances the story, too.

    (Loved the photos of you and Bieb at the hotel)

    Bises,
    Genie

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  5. Fine photos and a great history lesson. Did not know this.

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  6. I've been to these spots and taken something much like these photos. My father's family is from County Claire, just to the south. Have a walk up the pedestrianized street, sip a pint and listen to the local musicians.

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  7. A rather bleak and dreary scene - and history to match. So different to the warm and vibrant colours and climate of Australia.

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