Dublin Revisited

Just over a year ago I returned from Ireland. For me this is so recent that I could just as well still be there, but I’m not. I could just step out of my Irish Sea red brick sea-facing house (in which I rented a small apartment), jump on a bus and be in the city centre in about 12 minutes flat, traffic depending, but I can’t. I could just take a stroll up to the local Dart station and […]

Resentment Resolved

“Having resentment is like taking poison and waiting for the other person to die” — Malachy McCourt. Recent & Related The Fifth Element – Illuminating the Shadows The Shifting Stages Peruvian Selection – People, Landscapes, Churches & Ruins Inca Trail Views (2/2) Inca Trail Views (1/2) Peru – Ancient Inca Design and Architecture Peru – Uros floating islands on Lake Titicaca

Authentic Treedom

People are like trees. Depending on the forest, they are all similar, yet different. In very many forests the trees are so similar that the odd trees really stand out. These are the trees we are drawn to, to find shade under, or talk to, or confide in, or share our dreams and thoughts with. Often it’s just good to know that there are trees which can be trusted to be different. In most forests authentic growth is not permitted. […]

Emancipate Yourself

“Emancipate yourself from mediocrity” – JJM Recent & Related The Fifth Earth – Energy Transitions (Part 3) The Fifth Element – Illuminating the Shadows Choose Conscience The Yin and Yang of Spirituality and the Future of Humanity Building the New World Within (10) – What is Enlightenment? The Shifting Stages Building The New World Within (9) – What is Progress?

Megalithic Circles and Spirals (2) – Loughcrew, Ireland

LOUGHCREW, COUNTY MEATH, IRELAND Megalithic rock engravings at Loughcrew Megalithic Cairns, County Meath, Ireland. Photographed by Jean-Jacques Montagnier (06.10.2012)  © 2012 – 2014 All Rights Reserved. — Loughcrew dates back to between 3500 and 3300 BC (older than the pyramids at giza in Egypt at 2560 BC) and is of major historical significance in Ireland. View Full Album** Read about Loughcrew — (More) Neolithic Circles and Spirals (1) Recent & Related The Fifth Element – Illuminating the Shadows The Shifting Stages Peruvian Selection […]

Thoughts from the Streets (2)

“Would you trust either?”   Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland, 14.08.2012 Photographed by Jean-Jacques Montagnier © 2012. All Rights Reserved. — Also see: Thoughts from the Streets 1 Recent & Related The Fifth Element – Illuminating the Shadows The Shifting Stages Peruvian Selection – People, Landscapes, Churches & Ruins Inca Trail Views (2/2) Inca Trail Views (1/2) Peru – Ancient Inca Design and Architecture Peru – Uros floating islands on Lake Titicaca

Exploring Experience – Part 3 [Extract]

The pathfinder is standing in front of the open gates to the city. The walls are thick and high and cannot be scaled. It makes him wonder why there are no guards. Such defences, yet the doors are wide open.  A signpost just inside of the entrance reads: “Please Disarm”. Well, I hardly have any armour left anyway”, he thinks to himself and passes through the long gateway. Once through, he finds himself in a circular lane, bending slightly inwards, […]

Thoughts from the Streets (1)

— Graffiti along the Liffey, Dublin, Ireland (01.02.2012). Gypsy Café © 2012 All Rights Reserved. Recent & Related Santiago Street Art Free your Mind Thoughts from the Streets (3) Montevideo Murals Rustic ARTitecture Dublin Revisited Resentment Resolved

Let me tell you an Irish story

DUBLIN I arrived on a shoestring and found this little youth hostel on top of Doran’s Pub in Marlborough Street. It was downtown North Side, the area was seedy, but the place was affordable and reasonably clean. I ended up in a dorm room with 13 other blokes, with complimentary smelly socks and deep thunderous snoring at night. The lifestyles of the lads were work hard and play hard, building construction by day and 101 pints by night. During the […]

A Man and His Bicycle

It’s a wind-blown Saturday afternoon in Belfast in the north of Ireland. A new restaurant called Ratz, with an international theme has opened on Bradbury Place. The display menu boasts a wide variety of exotic dishes from around the globe. The exterior has an attractive sand-blown, glass fascia with a world map etched large onto it. Above the door a sign reads in bold italics: “Intercontinental Brasserie.“ I’m peering through the gap between Africa and Asia to have a look […]