The Celts

Kernow

19/05/2013 12:03
Ann was seventeen. Me too. It was 1977 and she spent several weeks that summer in Barcelona. I do not remember exactly how we met. Anyway, since then we spent whole days together. We read Saint-Exupéry’s Le Petit Prince, in our bad French. We met at bars and parties. We used to go up and down the...

The Castles of Cymru

15/04/2013 17:51
Wales, Cymru i.e., is located under a large cloud. Under the cloud it’s raining and rain sometimes bends with the wind force. Then the rain falls horizontally. When the wind blows the cloud, while drags a new one. Cymru, i.e. Wales, does not suffer drought. Its underground aquifers are full. The...

Scotland

10/03/2013 12:49
Whisky,kilts and tartans, golf, castles, a sausage called haggis, Sean Connery and a monster in a lake. A rugby selection and an unintelligible language, be either English or Gaelic. Bagpipes and last names beginning on Mac. Deep estuaries named firth and seven hundred islands. Robert...

The Lords of the Isles

11/02/2013 19:03
From Northern Ireland coast it’s clearly seen North Channel opposite bank, the steep profile of other lands. If not for water temperature would even be easy to reach swimming. Is the Kintyre peninsula, the island of Mull, and other Scottish coast. Further north, from White Park Bay it’s also seen,...

Red Hand Counties

20/01/2013 15:09
There was a time when the kingdom of Ulster, Ulaidh in Gaelic, one of four that existed on the island of Ireland with Connacht, Munster and Leister, left no heir to the throne. To solve such mismanagement was agreed a challenge, a boats competition, whoever who touched before the bank would be...

Crosses, High Crosses and Calvaries

27/11/2012 17:18
In the mid of the fog peek, as in that famous Michael Jackson’s zombies choreography, slabs and tombstones stands up everywhere in the cemetery. Even crows caw on one of the gates that define the space while the last day’s light provide a glimpse of a great cross that emerges and stands out among...

The Celts (no filter)

23/11/2012 10:01
As French schoolboys, no matter where do they born, were inculcated in the notion that their ancestors were Gauls, even in any of the tiny Polynesia Islands or any Amazonian tribe in Guiana, Spanish pupils sought to identify with celtiberic roots, regardless these were Iberian-blooded or just...

Old Stones

22/11/2012 09:53
On the leaves of grass still covered with dew a glance looks to the rusty surface of the stone. Following up the porous granite skin striations to find an incontestable crack that splits two cyclopean blocks. The one vertically growing is interrupted by another tracing a different path. Rests...
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