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Colonia Guëll, Gaudi Crypt and Montserrat

Tuesday April 15, Montserrat

Income tax day in the USA.  Normally I’m a procrastinater, but due to our traveling schedule we were forced to plan ahead and we got our taxes done before leaving in March. 799 more words


Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey Season 2 (Original U.K. Edition) [Blu-ray]

Season 2 of the Emmy® Award-winning Downton Abbey returns as The Great War rages across Europe, and not even the serene Yorkshire countryside is free from its effects. 52 more words

M is for

April 15, 2014

M is for…

…monastery.  Technically St. Andrew’s is an abbey—the main difference is that an abbey is sort of a grownup monastery—but that’s neither here nor there. 597 more words


Bath Abbey is built on a mass grave

Moving anywhere new is scary and if you don’t know the place or anybody living there it makes it even scarier. The first time I actually moved somewhere where I didn’t know a soul was to Bath in the UK. 349 more words


Tintern Abbey

My first excursion for quote a while had me up at 5.20am to catch the sunrise at Tintern Abbey in South Co. Wexford. I got to the location but clouds ruined the day but waiting for the predicted sunrise at 6.37am according to the Photographers Ephemeris but no. 40 more words


Irish babies: some thoughts on Martin Sixsmith's Philomena

Philomena: a mother, her son, and a 50 year search by Martin Sixsmith is ripe with conversation starters.Today, I want to talk about the Irish babies. 1,136 more words


Five Minute Sketch 52: Chalice

Today I went to an old abbey or maybe it’s better to describe it as a ruin of an abbey. Next to the abbey they built a museum with information about monks and the life in an abbey. 99 more words