Friday, June 24, 2011

Oncenter Bowling

For three months, countless women came to Syracuse to bowl with the United States Bowling Congress, hosted by the Oncenter which installed 48 perfectly beautiful lanes. It was exciting to watch the bowlers make bowling look easy!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Murals in Belfast Northern Ireland

This is the Peace Wall dividing West Belfast at the point where great violence took place in the modern era starting the Troubles four decades ago. People on both sides have decided that the wall should come down but not for another generation.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Garden of Remembrance in Dublin

Queen Elizabeth laid a wreath here and bowed her head in silence last month during the first visit by a reigning British monarch since Irish liberation. Her actions are viewed by most Irish people as an extremely significant step toward reconciliation.
The people scattered over the steps are young immigrants learning English.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Cliffs of Moher Ireland

The cliffs are 600 feet tall. Still, it is hard to gain perspective until one takes in the detail. The Atlantic sea wasn't particularly stormy the day we were here, yet the swells were huge.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

A Fine High Cross in Kilfenora

Read about the historic high crosses of Kilfenora here
and elsewhere via Google.