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He was in the harbour in UnionHall Co. Cork Ireland. Waiting for the fisher men to feed him.. He ate out of Colins hand! Hard to believe this is a wild seal!

"Abide with me; fast falls the eventide;

the darkness deepens; Lord, with me abide.

When other helpers fail and comforts flee,

Help of the helpless, O abide with me."


(Henry F. Lyte, 1793-1847)


Medieval church and graveyard on Myross Island Co. Cork

Taken off the Cork coast, from the boat 'Holly Jo'....

Actually the back half of the old miners union hall in the ghost town of Bodie, CA. Texture by Lenabem-Anna J.

In the harbour at Unionhall, Co Cork Ireland. He was really big and waiting for the fishermen to feed him!

Union Hall is a small fishing village located in Co. Cork, Ireland, located on the west side of Glandore Harbour. Its nearest neighbour to the west is Castletownshend; to the east, Glandore Village. It is approximately 10 kilometers east of Skibbereen. The main source of employment is fishing and the pier has its own ice plant and fish processing factory run by Glenmar Shellfish Ltd.


Among its many tourist attractions are boat trips to view whales, dolphins and seals. Seals can be seen all year round, with dolphins and Fin Whales, Minke Whales and Humpback Whales present in summer months.

I wonder if Neutral Milk Hotel got inspiration from something like this?

Photo taken by and shown in a slideshow presentation by Brian Wiprud, the author who wrote Stuffed, Pipsqueak, and Tailed, books about adventure.


Check out more events like this organized by the Secret Science Club.

Really, booze and science...together al last?

Dana Rossi performing for Story Collider: Stories About Science @ Pacific Standard, August 16, 2011.


Dana also produces monthly story telling shows,

"The Sound Track Series"

@ Le Poisson Rouge

158 Bleecker Street in Greenwich Village, NYC

contact: 212 505 FISH


Unionhall County Cork, a beautiful place

While wandering around Bodie state park I came across this old car and by accident, I fell behind this car, I mean I tripped, landing in the mud, and when I got up cursing up and down with every freaking bad word I could think of, I noticed this shot through the back of the car. So I laid down against the trunk of this car and photographed though the back window and through the front and beyond to the back of main street. If any one thinks that careful planning gets you a great shot, well they are full of ( #*+@ ) if you know what I mean. Just DUMB luck for me.

OH CRAP, I guess I'll never be a great photographer just the mud face king. P.S. look where your walking, like me if you don't you might get a great shot through miss stepping. Good luck to you all.

View on Black

This shot was taken a few nights ago from a hillside overlooking the harbour in Glandore, County Cork, Ireland

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A slice of Americanna from downtown Mullan, Idaho, showing the huge satellite dishes from the local cable company juxtaposed with the deteriorating siding on the 'Outlaw Tavern'...

Taken at the pier in Union Hall, West Cork.

Beautiful cloud formation over Keelbeg Pier, Union Hall, West Cork, Ireland.


Nearly hidden in its own harbour, this small port of Union Hall has always had a strong seafaring tradition and now provides a safe shelter for its own active fishing fleet as well as anchorage to pleasure boats, and calm water for skiing, diving and canoeing.


Union Hall is a remarkably Irish village with its roots steeped in history. Archaeological remains dot the area. Castle ruins and forts can be searched out, and a Holy Well dedicated to St. Brigid remains a yearly pilgrimage made by many devotees on the first day of February.

Lest you thought I was serious in the previous post, here's a shot of a mural on the side of the Steelworkers' Union Hall in Bayard, NM.


I had no idea that there were steel workers, much less a union, in this little town. But there it is.


Labor Day is the end-of-summer-vacation holiday to celebrate organized workers in the US. Disorganized workers, as well, may celebrate.

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Pop mono from Union Hall in West Cork Ireland.

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