This is a scheduled post. No, I do not feel I owe any OOB (out of blog) notices, but I just thought I’d mention it in case there are any comments and you wonder why I am not replying. I have taken a couple of days off and am taking the family up North. Belfast, to be exact. So while you are reading this, I will be traipsing around the Titanic Experience. (For those who didn’t know: The Titanic was built in Belfast’s Harland & Wolff shipyard and started her first and final voyage from this little island. She went empty from Belfast to Cobh (then Queenstown, a suburb of Cork, in the South-East of Ireland) where she took the first load of passengers aboard. Then she crossed the Irish Sea to Southampton where the bulk of passengers joined before she left for her doomed passage across the Atlantic.) The trip to Belfast has come about because I was lucky enough to bag free tickets to a pre-release viewing of The Imitation Game tomorrow morning.
No, I am not jumping ship, over into the camp of the Cumberbitches. I just cannot resist the lure of free tickets *ggg*. Spouse and sprogs are accompanying me, taking the opportunity to explore the island’s second city. Quality time with the family! That’s why I am O-L (off-line).
My post is OT, too, for the second time within a week – and apologies for that. I promise it will not become a habit – this *is* an Armitage blog, and it shall remain so, especially as I have always felt that my personal background – although not a secret – is of little or no importance, and therefore any navel-gazing is to be avoided.
Well, I have already broken that premise on several occasions. So much for principles… By way of explanation I can only offer this: I have been asked on several occasions by several people (all real!) whether I would show some of my own photographs. Now, I am notoriously secretive of my own work – partly for my own overly critical evaluation of my work, partly for reasons of anonymity. But to hell with that! I might as well take you on a journey through Ireland. Today I am showing you a little gallery of images of my adopted country. If you like, I might follow up on other occasions with some other thematically chosen images. It is a mixed bag of images, some typical picture-postcard kitsch, some a little more arty. They all have in common that I like them – which is rare enough when it comes to my “oeuvre”. (For a larger view of the individual images, click on a picture.)
I hope you have enjoyed the little trip to the Emerald Isle, seen through the eyes of Guylty. Back tomorrow evening. Be good 😉