Triumph an Contrast Photo101 Day20

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Thomas Francis Meagher, The Mall, Waterford

Any time you see a statue of a man on a horse with his sword in the air, you know there is a bit of triumphalism going on. This Waterford man deserves as much of a fanfare as he can get. To sum him up in a sentence would be tricky, so here I go. A leader of The Young Irelanders in the 1848 rebellion, invented the Irish flag, sentenced to Transportation to Van Diemen’s Land, escaped, landed in America, led the Irish Brigade in the U.S. Army and drowned in the Missouri River. A very busy 44 years.

Me in a cave

A Selfie Stuck

There are very few pictures of me, mainly because I’ve always held the camera. I do remember this very clearly, passing the camera forward in the cave, removing my hard hat because it was too wide for the gap, and the definite feeling of triumph when we got back to the sunlight.

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Going out with a bang!

How much more contrast can you get than fireworks in the night sky.

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A farewell with fireworks

Thank you all for your words of encouragement over the past few weeks. I signed up to this course to work out how a BLOG works, with your help I think I understand it enough to actually start. So thank you all for that.

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3 thoughts on “Triumph an Contrast Photo101 Day20

  1. Cool shots WildRover… and love the selfie-stuck photo 🙂
    Have you ever been to Glasgow? The statue of the Duke of Wellington on Queen Street ALWAYS has a traffic cone on it’s head. I love things like that 🙂

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