Monday, 10 August 2015

FACES of SUNSET in the WEST of IRELAND


I grew up basking in tropical sunsets, watching the last rays of the sun before dusk.  What makes a wintry sunset a little bit more special than its tropical counterpart is that it's not guaranteed a repeat appearance the following afternoon. When the sun does show up, it stays late --as late as it can possibly stretch. So, I cling on to it, as if it's one of the most beautiful things I haven't seen before in my life. 

A few days ago, we visited the Mr's folks again in Ireland. We left a sunny and balmy England for an Irish style summer: cold, windy, and overcast. At one point, it rained the whole afternoon. Despite the weather, it is always a pleasant stay. I was back in my sanctuary.

Dinner on the first night was spent at The Venue Bar and Restaurant which has both rustic and almost medieval touch. Food was excellent as usual. I haven't experienced getting served overly priced mediocre food (and portion) in Ireland. The bonus was the view from the restaurant: the skies showed off different faces of Irish sunsets in one night. I excused myself a couple of times to capture some photos. The sun finally left the sky at around 10pm. I thought it was such a treat. 

With no filter at all, enjoy watching the sunset with me on one fine nippy day. 



























Top Rd, Strandhill, Co. Sligo, Ireland

+353 71 916 8167

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5 comments:

  1. Definitely a great view and I guess it's more polite and forgiving to get up from your seat and take pictures of such breathtaking views than it is to stand at the table taking photos of everybody's food before they can tuck in. I've only ever been to Belfast for work and I'm told I need to explore Ireland a bit more, especially sinc my first name is Irish lol. Hope you have a great week x

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    1. His folks are so lovely, they wouldn't mind if I took photos of their food, but I don't like dragging people who aren't into that habit and social media. We weren't able to get a sit by the window, that's why I had to get out of the restaurant to take photos. At one time, the Mr had to quietly tell me that I was taking photos from someone's back garden. Hahahahaha. I didn't know! There was no gate, so I thought it was part of the restaurant. Hope you're having a good week x

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  2. These are perfect...what a glorious view!!! I hope you're having a great week so far lovely xx

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    1. Not yet, but thank you for wishing me that! Hahaha. First day back to work is never the most fun....

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  3. There are certain places which are still beautiful no matter what the weather is like and Ireland is definitely one of them. Those sunsets are stunning and it's no wonder you couldn't resist taking a few photos. Thanks as always for the lovely comment on my Munich post. You should definitely go back there some time!

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