THE BIG CITY TO THE EAST

The big city to the east of where I live is called Corcaigh (in Irish) or Cork, it’s a city with a population of roughly about 120,000. It’s a beautiful city too, with an interesting history. Some of the original wall of the city can be seen at the Peace Park. Originally a monastic settlement, it then got discovered and became an important trading town of the Vikings who were also settling at other ports along the coast of Ireland. But I don’t know very much about the history of Cork, and of course there is a lot more to say about it, some day I would like to explore that properly and take many photos, but right now, I just enjoy it when I go there, which is not often. I took these photos today as I found the sight so lovely. Cork was built on the river Lee which divides into two channels making it that the centre of the town is like an island so to say.  So this is the river Lee.
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One the way up to the city we had some snow, it was early in the morning, and then I saw this lovely large orange ball coming up over the horizon and it was the sun!  Glorious morning though cold.  Cork can be a few degrees colder than it is in West Cork. (due to the gulf stream which brings with it warmer air).

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The old disused railway viaduct in a light dusting of snow.

A DUSTING OF SNOW

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A dusting of snow on my garden this morning, it does not snow very often here, but during the night there was just a little dusting of snow.  The temperature dropped to under zero and the road are very treacherous, so cancelling that early morning appointment, and go for it later on.   I shall be away from internet for a couple of days, travelling to a most beautiful part of Ireland, county Wicklow where the mountains have snow on them at the moment, colder too, should be most beautiful!