Kilmainham Gaol- Echoes of the past.

This world is strewn with emblems of past that defy the ravages of time and stand there- unyielding, venerable and graceful. I’ve always been acutely fascinated by historic sites and nothing seems as seductive as some of the oldest ruins that unravel the stories of ancient times. When my husband and I travel, we make a point of finding out about the history of a place, its iconic buildings and knowing why everything is the way it is. Heritage is a constant touchstone of the times the place has been through. It is what forms a nexus between the enigmatic past and the curious present. 

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Weekend retreat- Glendalough

It was a spontaneous plan. On a Wednesday , we decided it’s high time we take a break away from the monotonous pattern our life had fallen into lately. It had been four months since we had shifted to Ireland and inspite of both of us being such avid travellers , we had until now, hardly ever ventured out of the house for sight-seeing due to the ongoing stingy winter. Weather forecast showed reasonably good weather over the weekend (partially sunny, no rain, no freezing wind..as good as it gets most of the times) and we decided to take a chance and just go for it.

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