Writing ‘The Irish Cottage’,Dr.Marion McGarry

I was compelled to write ‘The Irish Cottage’ due to what I saw as a dearth of factual books on Irish cottages that brought together architectural history, culture, interior design and history. This article discusses the impetus for the book, which came from spending family holidays at my grandparents’ homes. Our parents had left their…

America’s Forgotten Mass Lynching

In 1919, in the wake of World War I, black sharecroppers unionized in Arkansas, unleashing a wave of white vigilantism and mass murder that left 237 people dead. The visits began in the fall of 1918, just as World War I ended. At his office in Little Rock, Arkansas, attorney Ulysses S. Bratton listened as…

Gerda Taro,A forgotten photojournalist

In July 1937 a Jewish emigre from Nazi Germany became the first female war photographer to die on assignment. At the age of 26, Gerda Taro was just starting to make a name for herself and had already helped launch the career of the young Robert Capa. Gerda Taro spent the last day of her…

A dark mirror to pop art

The rock star Alice Cooper has found an Andy Warhol masterpiece that could be worth millions “rolled up in a tube” in a storage locker, where it lay forgotten for more than 40 years. Andy Warhol’s Electric Chair, 1964: a dark mirror to pop art….   The work in question is a red Little Electric…

Art From The Holocaust

A new exhibition in Berlin explores the grim realities of life for Jews in Nazi camps and ghettoes. A historic new exhibit, Art from the Holocaust, opened in the rear wing of the German Historical Museum in Berlin last week. For the first time ever, art from the collection of Jerusalem’s Yad Vashem Museum is…

Mary Wallace,Artist

Art,photography,literature,design will introduce you to so many wonderful people.It sometimes brings people into an area where they feel that they have a common thread,it has happened to me numerous times through my love for the arts,it has brought me back to the past to a place,maybe through a piece of work,photograph,or individual it is nice when…

Bus Virgin – Buenos Aires to Puerto Madryn, Argentina

Originally posted on Image Earth Travel:
March, 2011 After haggling for a taxi (AR$30) from Centro in Buenos Aires, arrived at the Retiro Omnibus station 2 hours early for the 18-hour bus trip to Puerto Madryn. The ticket vendor advised us to be at the bus station an hour before departure. Don’t bother, as it’s…

THE MATCH

Originally posted on THE MERMAIDS PURSE:
I am rotten at portraits or at least making them look like who they are supposed to look like. This is a portrait I have been trying to do for years and could never get it quite right but I gave it one more try for the day that’s…

Irelands Summer Solstice

Originally posted on Wild Star Landing:
Since writing this poem in 2015, I have become a self-published author! My book ‘The Whisperings of Nature’ was launched in April 2017 and is available via my on-line shop. The poetry in this book are inspired by nature, offering comfort, wisdom and inspiration. Irelands Summer Solstice is one…

Versatile Blogger Award nomination

Originally posted on Image Earth Travel:
March, 2017 Very surprised to receive the Versatile Blogger Award nomination from whitneyibeblog, so very humbling and many thanks for the nomination. Please visit Whitney’s blog for daily inspiration, motivation, daily survival hints, positive thoughts, and much more. It usually takes me a while getting around to responding to an award nomination.…