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La Piscine, Roubaix – December 2019

A day trip to the town of Roubaix. I knew only of the Paris-Roubaix Cycling race, but it’s also home to La Piscine. This repurposed swimming bath is now a museum of art and industry.

It’s well worth a visit if you are in the area.

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Ypres – December 2019

On a cold and appropriately grey day between Christmas and New Year, we visited Ypres in Belgium – and visited a few of the historical sites from World War One including:

  • Tyne-Cot cemetery, where nearly 12000 British and Commonwealth bodies are buried.
  • Langemark cemetery where over 44000 German soldiers are buried and commemorated.
  • The Menin Gate, where the last post ceremony has been observed almost continuously since 1927.
  • The Christmas Truce memorial, near Comines-Warneton where a football match was played out on Christmas Day 1914.
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Dublin Walk – The Pigeon House Power Station – October 2019

As part of the Dublin Open House festival (openhouse.ie), we took a walk to the Pigeon House Power station. This abandoned Victorian power station is behind a fence for most of the year but with the Open House, we had access to the building, and some unique views of the Poolbeg Chimneys. Couple with some great weather, this was a nice way to use my new camera for the first time.

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Galway and Connemara – October 2019

A couple of nights in Galway, coupled with a driven loop of Connemara – one of the most beautiful areas I’ve had the pleasure of visiting. Squeezed in a quick trip to Kylemore Abbey, situated in Kylemore pass – a Victorian house, convent and once upon a time, a girls school.

Here are some picture highlights.

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Who'd have thought I could have so much fun at an Accounting exhibition?

Who'd have thought I could have so much fun at an Accounting exhibition?

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MOTH Club. Wednesday Night.

MOTH Club.  Wednesday Night.

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St. Paul's in the sun.

St. Paul's in the sun.

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This city is beautiful all the time, but even more so when the sun shines…

This city is beautiful all the time, but even more so when the sun shines...

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The Sunday Times today. Interesting piece.

The Sunday Times today.  Interesting piece.

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The details

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