Monday, July 4, 2011


We've all heard how beautiful Ireland is.  The following photos are from
County Down in northern Ireland.  As best I can tell, the red dot on the map is the general location of where these were taken.

Strangford Village

Castle Ward
Castle Ward is full of personality. Situated in a stunning location overlooking Strangford Lough, the lawns rise up to the unique 18th century house and its Gothic façade. This fascinating house features both Gothic and Classical styles of architectural treatment, internally and externally. 


A caucus is something people vote in. Sort of a small booth.

An overwhelming favorite is a candidate that often comes over to the convention and whelms the delegates.

The jobs of delegates is to resent their states.

Noncommittal is to be able to talk and talk without saying anything.

When the radio mentions a landslide, cross your fingers and hope it is talking about an election.


  1. Now I have "Last eyes of Ireland" from the Harbor of Tears album, named after a port many Irish emigrated from, singing in my head. Not sure if that's the name of the song, but it's the refrain. (Side note: it's got some Pink Floyd-esque sounds and metal guitar going on in there, might not be your style.)

  2. The thing about Castle Ward was the wife wanted Gothic and the husband wanted Classical, so there are two completely separate houses. Except in that very first gothic picture, you can't see it, but there's a portrait of the husband and he's holding (you can't see) a plan of the classical side of the house. HIs way of getting the classical side there.