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Ireland’s bizarre genital sculptures revealed in new map | Daily Mail Online

The bizarre sculptures of naked women exposing their vulva, found in medieval tower-houses, church sites and holy wells across Ireland and parts of the UK, have puzzled historians for decades. Source: Ireland’s bizarre genital sculptures revealed in new map |

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Posted in History, pagan, Travel

Thursday Doors — NewEnglandGardenAndThread

As I was walking around Limerick, Ireland, last month, I saw this long building enclosed in a fence with murals painted on it. There were four doors in the building, but they were painted like murals and windows were added

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My Locations at the DragonCon Art Show

Labor Day Weekend is Nerdigras in Atlanta, Georgia! 80,000+ geeks and sundry nerds descend upon 5 downtown Atlanta hotels and have a geekfest. I will, as always, have my beaded jewelry and photoprints at the Dragoncon Art Show, located in the Hyatt, two

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Posted in Art, Jewelry, Photography

Mussendun Temple and Downhill Demesne, County Derry, Northern Ireland

Who wouldn’t want a library on a sea cliff, facing the North Sea? Well, not quite the North Sea, but Close! I had heard of this place from Michele Erdvig, who has a great forum and guidebook called Irelandyes. I knew

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Edinburgh, Auld Reekie, in its splendour

Edinburgh.   It is a city of contrasts, and ancient. It is full of beautiful architecture, dark secrets, intellectual giants, and inner stubborn strength.   Humans lived in the area for thousands of years. There is evidence of a settlement

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Stunning Isolation – Isle of Lewis, Scotland

Up along the northwest coast of Scotland, a small group of islands hug the coast. In total, these are called the Hebrides. The Outer Hebrides consist of the Isles of Lewis and Harris (really one island), North Uist, Benbecula, South

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Small Business Saturday is here!

It’s Small Business Saturday! Come check out my jewelry at Handmade at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/handmade/Green-Dragon-Artist… Or, if you prefer my photography, I have lots I’ve taken in Scotland, England, and Ireland on http://www.greendragonartist.com. For Iceland photos, see my blog post here. Email me for

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Posted in Art, History, Jewelry, Photography, Travel, Writing

Photos from Alftanes and Reykjanes Peninsula, Iceland

My journey to Iceland in July and August, 2015, consisted of: 3 nights in Reykjavik 2 nights in Skogar 2 nights near Jökulsárlón 3 nights near Lake Myvatn 3 nights in Holmavik 2 nights in Alftanes In total, I took

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Photos from the Westfjords of Iceland

My journey to Iceland in July and August, 2015, consisted of: 3 nights in Reykjavik 2 nights in Skogar 2 nights near Jökulsárlón 3 nights near Lake Myvatn 3 nights in Holmavik 2 nights in Alftanes In total, I took

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Photographs from Husavik and Lake Myvatn Area, Iceland

My journey to Iceland in July and August, 2015, consisted of: 3 nights in Reykjavik 2 nights in Skogar 2 nights near Jökulsárlón 3 nights near Lake Myvatn 3 nights in Holmavik 2 nights in Alftanes In total, I took

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The Mysteries of the Ring of Brodgar, Orkney, Scotland

Any trip to Orkney would be incomplete without a visit to this site. It is a truly impressive structure. The large circle of stones, measuring one hundred and fourteen yards in diameter, lies just north of the Stenness Stones on

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Five Lighthouses to visit in Ireland

http://www.newstalk.com/reader/47.339/53417/0/?utm_content=buffer42d03&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer **************** Don’t miss information on Celtic myth and history, as well as practical travel planning tips, and hidden places, in my travel books. – Stunning, Strange and Secret: A Guide to Hidden Scotland – Mythical, Magical, Mystical: A Guide

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Posted in Photography, Travel

Scotland’s Haunted Castles

An excellent post on Scotland’s Haunted Castles by the estimable Carolyn Emerick. http://www.carolynemerick.com/the-archivists-corner/scotlands-haunted-castles **************** Don’t miss information on Celtic myth and history, as well as practical travel planning tips, and hidden places, in my travel books. – Stunning, Strange and

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Jervaulx – the Forgotten Abbey

The Forgotten Abbey   Yorkshire is lush with ruined abbeys, golden bones left over from Henry VIII’s rampage across the religious landscape of England.  Nestled among it’s rolling dales you can find Fountains Abbey, Rievaulx Abbey, Bolton Abbey, Ripon Abbey,

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Building a Celtic Roundhouse

Building a Celtic Roundhouse http://naturalhomes.org/celtic-roundhouse.htm Great article on the actual construction thereof. As a note, roundhouses aren’t specifically Celtic, and they were built before the Celtic peoples were a group (though that’s a bit of a misnomer anyhow) Don’t miss

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The Magical Isle of Skye, Scotland

The Isle of Skye in Scotland is the largest island in the Inner Hebrides. It has a varied and unique landscape, and is a fantastic place for hiking. It is one of my favorite places in the world, as there is so much to see and do in such a small area.

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My Final Full Trip Report from Iceland!

The plan: 15 days around the Ring Road. My husband and I, in our mid-40s. Rent a 4X4 so we can go on the F-Roads. 2-3 nights in each area. July 17th, Friday: I was able to get out of

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Photos from Iceland 2015

I’ve begun to post my photos from Iceland on my Facebook album. More to come each day! https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.939260152782817.1073741843.144852305556943&type=3 Don’t miss information on Celtic myth and history, as well as practical travel planning tips, and hidden places, in my travel books.

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Mussenden Temple and Downhill Demesne, Northern Ireland

Mussenden Temple is a library situated on a cliff edge in County Derry, Northern Ireland. The beach it looks over was used in filming the Game of Thrones (when Melisandre burnt the Seven Gods). It was built in 1785, as

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Loch Ness

Loch Ness – a place of mystery and magic!

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