27 October 2011

Grinding to a Halt?

This blog seems to have dozed off for Autumn.
There is not much to say at the moment and waxing lyrical on the everyday household chores does not really inspire. We have gone out into the country a few times, notably to a free Sunday concert in Castletown House. It is a beautifully restored 18th Century Palladian mansion and the stucco work is very beautiful. Ireland is probably a surprise to visitors who have heard only stories of poverty and deprivation. Some of the most skilled artists came here during the 18th Century, mostly from Italy but also from Switzerland. A visit to Riverstown House in County Cork is very highly recommended. Contacting the Georgian Society is a good idea, as they know all about the hidden gems.

Thanks to having uploaded a photo of the fine outdoor balustrade at Castletown, I have learned that there is a Flick group that combines geology and architecture.
A very good idea indeed. Balustrade at Castletown House

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