Church & Crystal

Here’s the problem with processing photos you took eight months ago: you forget the details.

When I’m traveling I use the end of the day to import photos from the camera to Lightroom, and then sort them into folders based on place-name. If I have time, I’ll go through and add keywords or other info.

But on the Ireland trip, we were crazy scheduled, and I didn’t have that luxury.

We were on a tour (Trafalgar, highly recommended), which was great because we saw and experienced more than I probably would have on my own, but we were almost constantly busy. (Which, if you’re paying money for a tour and flying across an ocean to take it, you should be.)

So, for today’s photos, one is obvious, but the others – nope. All I know is all four were made in Waterford. That’s the best I can do, and that’s okay. πŸ™‚

Church & Crystal

This is the obvious one, natch. Solid crystal musical instruments! Waterford Crystal’s work is truly stunning.

Church & Crystal

Here’s where it gets unclear. I have no idea what church this is, or if it’s famous.

Church & Crystal

Anyone recognize it?

Church & Crystal

Regardless, let’s take a moment for that ceiling and woodwork. Gorgeous.

More photos next week.

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  1. Susan Embry March 7, 2017 at 8:48 am #

    I am such a big Waterford fan! As a city sicker I collected Waterford animals, footballs and other such Texas fun stuff. As a rural dweller, now I tend to favor the earthiness of pottery. Thanks for the memories.

    • deonne March 7, 2017 at 9:06 am #

      Susan – I understand the collection! When my Irish-American friend got married – I was her maid of honor – her parents gave her a set of beautiful Waterford wine glasses. I had crystal envy. πŸ™‚

  2. Barbara Eisele March 7, 2017 at 9:02 am #

    Found the church on Google. It’s Christ Church Cathedral, and is impressive on the outside too. There are so many beautiful and historic churches in Ireland—we’ve wandered around many on our two trips there. Didn’t make it to Waterford—still on the Bucket List. Always love your photos!

    • deonne March 7, 2017 at 9:08 am #

      Barbara – Yes! That’s it, thanks so much for the clarification – now I can update my info in Lightroom. πŸ™‚ I’m not religious, but I’ve always had a strong draw to churches and cathedrals. I had an extraordinary experience at Glasgow Cathedral, which I’ll talk about when I post those photos.

  3. Ron Hagg March 7, 2017 at 9:24 am #

    very cool. Thanks. I love Ireland. First went there in 1966 – Ireland was very poor then. oh goodness 51 years ago.
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    • deonne March 7, 2017 at 9:37 am #

      Ron – I love it too. I’ve been twice now and this time also fell in love with Scotland, and will go back to both for sure. Thanks for commenting!

      • Elida March 7, 2017 at 8:47 pm #

        Deonne…Not to worry over the Waterford Crystal. That was an appropriate symbolic ending to that era of my life and the commencement of another and better. The now of my life. Your Church and Cathedrals are a moving experience to stand inside of..That is what really moved me….
        Here’s to the road!!!!… what a fortunate life we have to be able to experience all there is so freely!
        Stay well, please….elida

  4. elida hanson-finelli March 7, 2017 at 9:37 am #

    Lovely and inspiring work Deonne. Makes me want to get back on the road again! The last of my Waterford Collection was destroyed in the ’87 Earthquake in Los Angeles, so just hearing the name and seeing the Crystal harkens me back to another time of my life. Great quotes below, by the way.

    • deonne March 7, 2017 at 9:40 am #

      Elida – Thanks for the kind words. I’m itching to hit the road as well! Sorry to hear about your collection – I remember that earthquake – because Waterford does make beautiful pieces. Maybe it’s time to start rebuilding your collection. πŸ™‚

  5. Shelley Abell March 7, 2017 at 11:05 am #

    Beautiful ! Happy travels!!!!

    • deonne March 7, 2017 at 11:46 am #

      Thanks so much, Shelley!

  6. Manisha March 7, 2017 at 12:58 pm #

    The ceiling reminds me of a very pretty cake! Ireland is a place I’ve always wanted to visit.
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    • Manisha March 7, 2017 at 12:59 pm #

      Hey look, Deonne! It worked!
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      • deonne March 7, 2017 at 1:18 pm #

        Yay, Manisha! So glad the tech gods smiled on us. πŸ™‚ That’s a great point about the ceiling – I totally agree. You need to go, it’s a truly special place.

  7. Sherry in MT March 7, 2017 at 4:14 pm #

    Who cares where or when it was talen. Just let the picture trll its story in those cases! Love these!

    • deonne March 7, 2017 at 4:52 pm #

      Sherry – Good point! Done. πŸ™‚

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