Wednesday, 17 November 2021

A West Cork Town Under Street Lights.

The Square in Bantry.

French Armada anchor.  See plaque below.









I walked from the ferry pier tonight through my local town near where I live.  I'd arranged to meet up at the vets where they had an appointment to get a new cat vaccinated.  I also bought a shish kebab for my tea.

On the way there I took some photos of the square and surrounding features above and below:



Wolfe Tone statue.  Irish Revolutionary leader and the square is named  after him.  

One thing I miss living in the countryside next to the sea is street lights.  It was good to walk through the street lit town instead of pitch darkness.  

Please click on the photos to enlarge them!



13 comments:

  1. I like street lights too - especially the yellow glow of sodium lights in a cityscape. I am not really sure if sodium lights are as widespread now as they used to be

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  2. Yes Mark street lights and football floodlights always make me happy and feel like it's a fight back against the dark winter nights. I think a lot of today's street lights are being replaced with energy saving bulbs. Gas street lights must have created a effervescent glow. Thanks.

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  3. I hope one day we can visit the Bantry Bay area. Covid has meant we have had to put off visits to Galway to see our daughter who moved there two and half years ago. Her 4 year old daughter has got a very strong Irish accent now.

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  4. Thanks for your comment Philip. The Wild Atlantic Way is well worth visiting and taking in all the Western counties. I hope you get to visit your daughter and grand daughter really soon,

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  5. After living the past thirty years in rural darkness at night I now find the streetlights shining through my bedroom blinds quite comforting.

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    1. I am sure JayCee. I envy people who have street lights and pavements and you can walk about at night.

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  6. Did my previous comment on this post disappear Dave?

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  7. A wolf tone is husky and guttural. I hope you enjoyed your kebab Dave. Was it it a lamb or a chicken shish kebab? I bet you haven't had one of them in a while.

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    1. Kebabs are spicy enough like they are in Blighty but they suffice YP. I like your wolf tone quip.

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  8. How did you get a French armada anchor there? Very nice to be able to walk around town. Lots to see

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  9. Read about Wolftone and The French Armada of 1796 Linda. They scuttled the Survelliente at the time and her anchor was found in Bantry Bay around 1981 when dredging and clearing after the Whiddy Island disaster.

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  10. I hope to see a picture of your newest family member soon.

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  11. Oh yes the cat Debby. It's quite a menagerie. 😊

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