Sunday, February 20, 2011

Day 6 - Cork and Organs but Neither Floating(Part 1)

 These are all a story from a trip in the summer of 09 by the way. I'm not in ireland at this moment :p

Cork is the next town we’ll be staying at. It’s South of Dublin a good distance and we’ll also be stopping at Kilkenny Castle and St Canice’s Cathedral.

The first stop we’re making is St. Canice’s Cathedral. Many of these churches actually still hold services, it’s impressive considering how much history so many of them have.

 You can see the round tower off to the side of the main entrance to the cathedral here.

The graves here still have a few open spots, all have been reserved for quite some time.


This pipe organ has been progressively restored over the years. I don’t recall how much it was worth at the time, needless to say it was obscenely expensive.

Back onto the bus and toward Kilkenny Castle.

A decent view of the grounds, partially ruined by that ever wonderful window glare

As I explored a bit I came upon this staircase, so I did what staircases demand: I descended.

And when I got to the bottom I saw it was roped off…Hmm, I hopped the rope and saw this. Nothing told me not to go down the stairs, just not to go up them?? I continued with a shrug and a "woops"

A staircase leading to what seemed to be the moat in previous years.

A shot of the town outside the castle.


The side of the castle from a bridge down the hill from said castle.

The castle again as we head away from it. You can see the windowsill and a bit of curtain here.

24 comments:

  1. Awesome stuff again. I really need to travel more.

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  2. really nice pics. and no gravestone this time.. thanks ;)

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  3. Good pics :) I've been thinking about travelling around Ireland sometime. Would be great fun.

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  4. cool stuff. you always make me wish i could travel more myself.

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  5. great pics, keep em coming ;)

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  6. I remember that place too, Irealnd is awesome, for how long are you going to be around there?

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  7. I've never been to Ireland. I'd love to.

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  8. That staircase reminds me of Vertigo.

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  9. Very beautiful. I'm so jealous of you.

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  10. nice i think it would be awesome to visit those places

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  11. That really looks like Mineccraft

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  12. great photo compilations, pics of ones travels are always interesting to view!

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  13. These pics remind me of In Bruges. Have you seen it?

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  14. fantastic photos from Ireland. It's such a beautiful country.

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  15. reminds me of the churches destroyed in christchurch, nz....

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  16. Beautiful place. I like the part when you accidently sneaked in!

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