This ridiculous picture of the Cliffs of Moher, County Clare (Ireland), was snapped by Sean Tomkins. Obviously it captures the natural beauty of the cliffs, but it also shows a rare natural optical event called a “Brocken Spectre,” or “a magnified shadow of an observer, typically surrounded by rainbow-like bands, thrown on to a bank of cloud in high…… Continue reading A Ridiculous Picture of the Cliffs of Moher, County Clare
I saw something amazing last night over the Irish Sea. A devilish red sunset which nearly melted our plane. There were towering castles in the distant which were made of thick black clouds. Below us were rolling hills of puffy things. God was simply exhaling. This picture isn’t mine, but it’s the closest thing I could…… Continue reading God Exhaling Over the Irish Sea
A picture I snapped of a sunset in Dover, Massachusetts has recently been published by Boston.com, an affiliate of The Boston Globe and The New York Times. See the picture at Boston.com
These are some pictures of my recent visit to Killiney (Irish: Cill Iníon Léinín, meaning “Church of the Daughters of Léinín”). Killiney is located about 30 minutes on the train from Dublin city centre. For many centuries the major part of the district was the property of the Talbot de Malahide family, some of the…… Continue reading A little bit of Italy on the Irish coast
These pictures were snapped in the beginning of 2013 while walking around my old stomping ground: The Liberties in Dublin. Dublin can seem like a very dark place at times. In this gallery, I tried to tease out the bright lights as best as I could.
“I saw only the noble earth on which I was born, with the great Star which warms and enlightens it. I saw the clouds that hang their significant drapery over us. It was Day— that was all Heaven said.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson This was taken as I flew over Ireland in the wee hours…… Continue reading And that was all heaven said
This picture was taken at the annual Muslim Day Parade in New York City in the fall of 2008. I did not take this picture in black and white. It has been doctored using some software.
Here’s a collection of pictures I’ve taken over the years in traveling throughout Europe. The churches range from Catholic, to Protestant, to Greek Orthodox in Italy, Greece, Spain, and Ireland. Below you will see massive cathedrals in major cities but also little parishes in the middle of nowhere. I hope to add to this gallery as…… Continue reading Pictures of Beautiful Churches in Europe
The Guardian Witness has a new assignment called Public Art. Whether it’s a traditional statue or graffiti on the wall of an underpass – public art is all around us. But is it always good? Public art can be controversial, the latest proposed occupant of the Fourth Plinth in London’s Trafalgar Square is a recent…… Continue reading Two of my street art photographs published by The Guardian (England)
Note: I took this picture during Mawlid in Dublin, 2013 Prayer, both obligatory and spontaneous, is an immense spiritual treasure to be tapped. It inspires peace, purity and tranquility, and instills a continuous awareness of and feeling of closeness to God. It amazingly reduces the hustle and bustle of life to tame proportions…. [P]rayers tend…… Continue reading The Function of Prayer
St. Patrick’s Cathedral in The Liberties, Dublin, is one of the great gems of Ireland. The Cathedral is one of the most important in Christendom, for it’s said that St. Patrick himself baptized the pagan Irish at a well outside of the church. I hope that you enjoy these pictures @CraigCons
I visited Istanbul, Turkey, over 1 year ago, but I’m just now adding them to the blog. Istanbul is a remarkable city with tons of history and culture. I made it to all the key historic spots including the Hagia Sophia (my favorite), all the main mosques, Topkapi Palace, and managed to catch a ferry…… Continue reading Pictures of visit to Istanbul
Just outside of Baile Átha Cliath (Dublin) via the Dart is the small seaside village of Bré (Bray). Just north of Bré is another seaside village of Na Clocha Liatha (Greystones), which is about a three-hour walk from said place. Beginning in Bré there’s a shorter ‘cliff walk’ that you can take to Na Clocha Liatha, but you…… Continue reading Pictures of Walk from Bré to Na Clocha Liatha
This gallery exhibits some of what I feel are the better pictures that I have taken over the years. Copyright Craig Considine
At the abandoned village of Port. One of the most serene places I have ever visited. Click to enlarge.
Taken on a plan ride in transit to Toulouse. From Toulouse I would have taken a train to the small village of Soreze, but I was never able to find the train. Instead I had about a €250 cab ride to my destination. It was the most enjoyable €250 cab ride of all time. The…… Continue reading Picture: Paris from a plane
Taken by my father on a trip to the fatherland in the 1980s. This stunning pictures captures a life that is slowly fading away in Ireland. A journal and more pictures from the trip can be found here.
© Craig Considine
Hemlock Gorge Reservation = one of my favourite places to go pondering.
I’m at home, relaxing, with all my books, surrounded by so much potential knowledge that I’m really not even sure where to begin. Overwhelming at times, as you could imagine.
I’ve blogged about this many times, but just to reiterate, I served as the Editor for the Trinity College Dublin Journal of Postgraduate Research, Volume XI. Here are some action pictures from the launch event, which were taken by friend and great photographer, Robbie Fry. © Robbie Fry Photography
This was an outstanding event and, according to many, the best launch of the Journal of Postgraduate Research (JPR) to date (no doubt the cover was the best ever). Many thanks to our panel members, especially Senator David Norris, for lighting up the audience with his wit and charm. I also can’t forget to congratulate our…… Continue reading Pictures of TCD JPR Vol. XI launch
Mel and I decided to take a day trip to Dún Laoghaire, partly because we wanted to, but also because our buddy Robbie Fry (great photographer) had to give me a CD of pictures from an event last week. Will blog about that soon. Mel had been to Dún Laoghaire, but this was my first time. I…… Continue reading Day trip to Dún Laoghaire
One of my favourite aspects of Dublin is the evening time in spring and summer, when the sun is still out at 9:30, even 10:00, where I can enjoy the European ‘beer garden’ atmosphere at my home in the Liberties. On this occasion, Melony and I decided to try something new – some homemade pizza, of course…… Continue reading Homemade pizza
I took this at Kadikoy, Turkey at the Sali Bazar in January 2012.