Weekly Photo Challenge: Ooh, Shiny!

From Inishmore, Aran Islands.

 

When I’m taking pictures, the thing most likely to catch my eye is a pretty flower!  Ireland has the most gorgeous flower boxes and baskets everywhere, outside homes and businesses, or just on the street.  This particular one I found outside a restaurant on Inishmore when we came down from Dun Aonghasa (Dun Aengus) for lunch.  I loved the bright colors against the white wall.  I also loved the multiple shades of lobelia hanging down– it’s one of my favorite flowers, which I even had at my wedding years ago.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Ooh, Shiny!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life

Shiny Gate

From Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz

Historically, the Galápagos Islands were merely a hideout for pirates, or a way-stop for sailors looking to fill up on tortoise meat.  But today several of the islands are inhabited, partially due to the rise in tourism.

Puerto Ayora on Santa Cruz is the most populous town in the islands (it’s also home to the Charles Darwin Research Station).  It looks much like any other small coastal tropical town, but it has some unique touches, like the gate for this business.  Here is another picture of the main street on the harbor.  We had a nice time walking around, getting ice cream and using an internet café.

Puerto Ayora