zaterdag 30 april 2011

zaterdag 23 april 2011

Spotting the Similarities



Artist and recent visitor Monique Besten at work in Polranny and Achill.

Photos: Monique Besten

zaterdag 16 april 2011

On Looking and Landscapes


Monique Besten, our most recent guest, writes about her visit to Polranny in her blog:"The Giant* and I went on a trip along the Atlantic Ocean today. We did well together, steep hills, amazing cliffs, sheep staring at us wherever we went. The sheep reminded me of something I read just before I went to sleep last night: 'The eyes of an animal when they consider a man are attentive and wary. The same animal may well look at other species in the same way. He does not reserve a special look for man. But by no other species except man will the animal’s look be recognised as familiar. Other animals are held by the look. Man becomes aware of himself returning the look.' John Berger, About Looking (p. 4/5)."

* Giant = the brand of her bike

Photo: Monique

zaterdag 9 april 2011

Over Hill and Dale


The Irish landscape is always changing and always unpredictable. So you will just have to climb to the top of the next hill to see what you will see.

Photo: Hank and Josée