The Poulnabrone Dolmen In County Clare, Ireland



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The Poulnabrone Dolmen In County Clare, Ireland

An image of the Poulnabrone Dolmen on the Burren in County Clare in Ireland. Photography by Frame To Frame - Bob and Jean.

After our initial exploration of The Burren, Bob and I continued to the peak of the limestone plateau in order to locate Poulnabrone Dolmen.  There, 8 kilometres (5 miles) south of Ballyvaughan in County Clare, it rises majestically and sits conspicuously in the middle of a field.  Poulnabrone Dolmen, and many others, still stand today as stone sentinels at the gates of our civilization’s history, history that is laid bare on The Burren. Read more

Visiting The Cliffs of Moher In Ireland



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Visiting The Cliffs of Moher In Ireland

Cliffs of Moher in County Clare, Ireland

A short distance from Ennistymon brought us to the famed Cliffs of Moher, in County Clare, one of the most dramatic stretches of Ireland’s west coast.  When first we arrived, a light drizzle dampened our clothing, and a brisk wind swept in off the ocean lending a distinct chill to the air.  With our rain ponchos in place, we were ready for anything. Read more

Drombeg Stone Circle – Our visit to The Druid’s Altar, Ireland



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Drombeg Stone Circle – Our visit to The Druid’s Altar, Ireland

An image of the Drombeg Stone Circle near Glandore in County Cork in Ireland. Photography by Frame To Frame - Bob and Jean.

We found the Recumbent Drombeg Stone Circle in a pastoral valley that was very similar to the one where Coppinger’s Court is situated. Read more

Coppingers Court Ruins – Our Journey Into Ireland’s Past



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Coppingers Court Ruins – Our Journey Into Ireland’s Past

Coppinger's Court ruins, west wall, county cork, Ireland

Coppingers Court Ruins looks more like a haunted house than a former Grand Stronghold.  But it was that pervasive cryptic appeal that had Bob and I veering off R597 in County Cork,  in search of its exact location. Read more

Our visit to the Neolithic Brownshill Portal Tomb in Ireland



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Our visit to the Neolithic Brownshill Portal Tomb in Ireland

An image of the Brownshill Portal tomb in County Carlow in Ireland. Photography by Frame To Frame - Bob and Jean.

It was yet another unseasonably hot day when Bob and I struck out from Glendalough in the direction of Baltinglass, which brought us nearer to the Brownshill Portal Tomb in Ireland. Read more

Chateau de la Bourdaisiere A Magnificent French Castle



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Chateau de la Bourdaisiere A Magnificent French Castle

An image of the main entrance gate to Chateau de la Bourdaisiere in the Loire Valley, France.

One of my hopes on our trip to France was to spend a night in a “real” castle like Chateau de la Bourdaisiere.  By happenstance we learned about this castle, when we came upon a little tourist information booth along a country road in the Loire Valley, and it happened to be staffed by an English-speaking young woman.  Read more

Touring The Palace of Versailles – A Monument to Royal Grandeur



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Touring The Palace of Versailles – A Monument to Royal Grandeur

An image of the Royal Courtyard at the Palace of Versailles in France.

After spending a few days exploring the streets and life of downtown Paris, Bob and I were anxious to leave the hubbub of the city behind.  The  Palace of Versailles was our next destination and is actually located in a suburb of Paris.  It is a massive complex…800 hectares of gardens, buildings, water fountains and even a man-made lake called the Grand Canal.  For both Bob and me, it was a given that we would visit the Palace of Versailles considering its history and what happened there before and during the French Revolution. Read more

Arc de Triomphe One Of The Great Things To See In Paris



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Arc de Triomphe One Of The Great Things To See In Paris

An image of the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, France.

Without a doubt, we have all seen endless pictures of the Arc de Triomphe,  in Paris, France.  Similarly, it is probably one of the most popular sights to be both visited and filmed in Paris.  But I have got to tell you that, when Bob and I emerged onto the surface from Le Métro subway stop, the sheer enormity of the Arc de Triomphe and its ownership of the landscape literally brought tears to my eyes.  Standing across the street from it, I just stood there amazed, very moved, and in awe. Read more

We loved visiting Paris in the Spring



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We loved visiting Paris in the Spring

Paris downtown - hazy morning

There are few places on the planet that Bob and I have visited that can compare to Paris In The Spring.  And even as our picture illustrates, it does get cloudy in that City of Light, but still, it is a city where time seems to stand still, and as you walk its streets, hills and riverside, the past and present seem to meld into one. Read more

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