One of the reasons I decided to spend a weekend in Cobh, was its proximity to a village I had visited for the first time fifteen-ish years ago when, during a two-week holiday, I drove the length and breadth of Southern Ireland. I don’t feel like saying that the village of Kinsale was the most stunning place I stopped by that summer, but for some reason it stole my heart and I’ve been thinking of calling around again since.
When we arrived in the morning the rain had been hammering for a couple of hours and the light was non existent.
Luckily the weather picked up in the afternoon and we were able to take a stroll between showers.
Just around the corner from the place where we stopped for lunch (the village is buzzing with nice cafés and lively pubs) stood this amazing church.
St. Multose Church, built in 1190, is where Prince Rupert proclaimed Charles II as King after hearing the news that Cromwell had had King Charles I executed in London.
In the meantime I had loaded the camera with a Kodak Portra 160. I am an optimist. It does not seem too much use being anything else.
And yes, there was a castle too.
Desmond Castle was built as an urban tower house by the Earl of Desmond in about 1500 and it has had many uses since then.
Those of you who know me best won’t be surprised to read that I’m very critical with myself. But because today I’m in a bit of a celebratory mood, I’ll say that I’m very pleased with the shot below. I love it so much that I might even frame it and hang it up somewhere in my house!
As I’ve already said, this is my three hundredth post. WOO-HOO! Thank you so much for reading and commenting. I’ve met so many beautiful, intelligent and interesting people thanks to this blog.
Camera: Hasselblad 500 C/M
Film: Lomography CN 800 + Kodak Portra 160
Location: Kinsale, Co. Cork