One Fine Day in Cork

One fine day in Cork, Ireland…

We went to the (free!) art museum Crawford Art Gallery Cork on March 15, 2016. I also took pictures of parts of the downtown area.

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100_3347Outside of the art museum (above photo)

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In photo below – a man playing the violin outside the gallery… wonderful talent!

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This next series of photos were taken inside the museum

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The photo below is my personal favorite. I love how we share a common bond with humans from the past. Love transcends time, place, and culture – we love our babies, our families.

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Savannah admiring the stained glass art

100_3356Brent and Cassie enjoying an exhibit

100_3358This painting appeals to me… Love and joy leaps off the canvas. The filtered sunlight as the seasons change and the children grow, the way that the mother looks on – her childhood long past, now feeling bittersweet about the passage of time. The children are so much work and worry, but she doesn’t want them to grow up. There is light and there are shadows in this piece, but you can almost hear the happy voices and laughter of the children… and that’s what makes this moment beautiful.

100_3359This is just cool… looks capable of time travel

100_3360There was a set of ornate gates at the exit/entrance of the gallery

100_3361And there was a small garden area (photos below)

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100_3371Savannah, Brent and Nicholas in the garden area at the Crawford Art Gallery Cork, Ireland

100_3372I think Brent is sending his Minnesota friend Paul a photo via his phone. Nicholas is enjoying himself. He loves downtown Cork!

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Nicholas headed the wrong way. He has sadly inherited my sense of direction. 🙁 Savannah, on the other hand, can find her way around anywhere.

100_3388Nicholas in downtown Cork, Ireland on a beautiful sunny day!

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One of the main Irish newspapers – The Irish Examiner

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100_3398100_3399Headed back home – we live out past Blarney. We take the N20 all the way to Grenagh. This has been an exciting adventure, our new life in Ireland! Not sure what the future holds. Stay with me — one thing I know for sure, it won’t be boring!