Monday, October 3, 2011

Bits and Bobs

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A few more photos from Ireland that I like a lot but didn't seem to fit into another post.  Most of these were taken in Northern Ireland.  Although the cease fire has been on for fourteen years now, reminders of the Troubles were everywhere, most notably in the murals that are painted all over the walls in the segregated neighborhoods that still exist today. In the Catholic neighborhoods you would see pro-IRA murals and tributes to famous revolutionaries.   In the Protestant neighborhoods, you'd see paintings of the Queen and union jacks everywhere. All politics aside, it was refreshing to see splashes of color in  a place that can be so gray much of the time.  

lace blouse- 60s vintage
locket pendant- family heirloom
jeans- Topshop
boots- Topshop
bag- B. Makowsky


8 comments:

  1. These photos are really cool, and ha, I love that you actually found a sign saying "Bits and Bobs"! Your lace top and jeans look great together...it's such a comfortable-looking outfit but still very pretty. Nice!

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  2. that history is so interesting and i've always wanted to know more about that conflict. these are beautiful photos.

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  3. wow, what a great trip you took and you're right a splash of color always makes things a big less somber. I adore your top and i'm caught up on your posts!

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  4. the political propaganda posters (murals?) are pretty fantastic. i really dig stuff like that. i'm also really digging your pretty lace blouse!

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  5. I remember watching an episode of no reservations where they go to northern ireland and there were the craziest murals all over the city. besides that, the photo of the bright doors made me smile :)

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  6. irish coffee. guines. oysters.
    that is all
    xxx

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  7. I love the scalloped edge of your blouse! These pictures are so cool, and the doggy is so cute!

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  8. Wonderful photos. I could do with an Irish coffee right about now...

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