10 Amazing hidden towns and villages in Ireland — Delusional Bubble (Reblog)

Ireland is one of the most beautiful countries in Europe and the whole world to visit. Most travelers only explore Dublin and move on while the real deal is the rest of the country in small towns and villages (No offense dear Dublin!). If you’re interested to learn more about the most charming towns and […]

10 Amazing hidden towns and villages in Ireland — Delusional Bubble

*Ireland is beautiful, in large part.

Haiku: ‘Plain Truth’

Promenade walking
Wide horizons broadening
Truths in plainer sight

Copyright Francis Barker 2020

Haiku: ‘Hearts’

Photo by Marlon Martinez on Pexels.com

This land is gracious
Sculpted by an unknown hand
Well known in our hearts

Copyright Francis Barker 2020

Of Salt and Shore by Annet Schaap, Trans. by Laura Watkinson (ARC Review) — Pages Unbound | Book Reviews & Discussions (Reblog)

Information Goodreads: Of Salt and ShoreSeries: NoneSource: ARC from EdelweissPublished: October 13, 2020 by Charlesbridge (first published March 2017) Summary Every night, Lampie lights the lighthouse lantern for her father, who has trouble with the stairs due to a bad leg. One night, however, she forgets. The ship that foundered on the rocks will have […]

Of Salt and Shore by Annet Schaap, Trans. by Laura Watkinson (ARC Review) — Pages Unbound | Book Reviews & Discussions

*Nice post and review — find and order the book here

Haiku: Looking South

Ripples like wet skin

Midday spangles looking south

Waders distant calls

Haiku and copyright Francis Barker 2020

Haiku: Cafe View

Limpid cafe views

A pristine ocean of light

Cares are put on hold

Haiku and photo copyright Francis Barker 2020

*When we can travel properly again, Norfolk in East Anglia is a beautiful destination…

Haiku: ‘Elements’

Photography is a great hobby to encourage.

Copyright Francis Barker 2020

End of the Holiday Season at Hunstanton, West Norfolk

The crumbling two tone cliffs at Hunstanton, looking north.
The lovely beach at Old Hunstanton, just north of ‘new’ Hunstanton.
Looking south at Old Hunstanton
Promenading at Hunstanton.

*Autumn is here, so let’s stay on top of things.

All photographs copyright Francis Barker 2020.

Hunstanton Seaside Town, Norfolk

Photo copyright Francis Barker 2020

Hunstanton is one of the better seaside towns of Norfolk, in East Anglia, England.

With travel restrictions in place for most of the year, plus a curtailed holiday season, many Brits have been making the most of their own backyard, including traditional the traditional seaside.

Almost unique, the resort faces west, so is known for its spectacular sunsets. Not too hi-brow, it has a certain old world charm, with a sense of lived-in Victoriana, especially towards the end of the holiday season.

Definitely worth a visit in these strange and difficult times.

Copyright Francis Barker 2020

Showcase Photography – Dungeness – Abandoned Fisher Boat -2 – Photography by Joerg (Jay Tee 59) — Art, Photography and Poetry (and Reblog)

Originally posted on Monochromia: More of my images can be seen at  – Polychrome59 & Monochrome59

Showcase Photography – Dungeness – Abandoned Fisher Boat -2 – Photography by Joerg (Jay Tee 59) — Art, Photography and Poetry

Monochrome imagery and photography can be very powerful, especially with a subject matter like this.

Project 3, Exercise 1 – creating mood/atmosphere — Janice Scott – Learning Log (Reblog)

I decided to concentrate on trying to make a painting using the bare minimum of colours – white/black .. greys. This was inspired by a recent short break I had on the North Wales coast. We arrived in the middle of Storm Francis with winds up to 75 mph, the sea was especially violent (we […]

Project 3, Exercise 1 – creating mood/atmosphere — Janice Scott – Learning Log