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MPD Releases Photos of 250 Illegal Dirtbike and ATV Riders    I was always puzzled how people hyperventilate over the dirtbike convoys;  the last time I crossed paths with one, they had a designated guy who politely stood with his hands out to stop traffic as his fellow bikers roared through the intersection, and then when everyone had passed, he waved all the cars forward and took his place at the back of the convoy.  321 more words

The mystery of Achamore Gardens, Gigha

We recently spent a long weekend under a raincloud in Kintyre. Well, we weren’t just under a raincloud; we also alternated between a wigwam and a… 834 more words

Laretour

Hidden Histories: The Grange, Corragarry, Co. Monaghan - Abandoned Irish Buildings (Part Three)

The final part of my abandoned Irish buildings series focuses on The Grange, a detached property in County Monaghan, Ireland. As with the other buildings I have explored, the history of The Grange is reflective of a different part of Irish social history. 1,833 more words

History

Empty Homes, North Uist, Outer Hebrides, Scotland

Just a couple of the many photos that I took back in 2014, of empty homes, they hold a fascination for me.  I took so many on our trip to the Outer Hebrides, drove the other half mad.   36 more words

Architecture

Forbidding. Creepy Old Neighbor.

While traveling, I happened to notice this old home. I’ve seen structures like this before, but this one seemed more forbidding, more creepy. Yes, the structure itself leans toward scary and hazardous. 85 more words

Black And White Photography

Hidden Histories: Curragh House, Carnaross, Co. Meath - Abandoned Irish Buildings (Part Two)

This second post in the series focusing on abandoned historic buildings in Ireland focuses on Curragh House in Carnaross, Co. Meath. This large and grand building was the former home of my Great Great Great Uncle and his family. 1,249 more words

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