What Iraq's checkpoints are like

What Iraq’s checkpoints are like

You’re driving along and you see a couple of soldiers standing by the side of the road – but that’s a pretty ubiquitous sight in Baghdad, so you don’t think anything of it. Next thing you know, soldiers are screaming at you, pointing their rifles and swiveling tank guns in your direction, and you didn’t even know it was a checkpoint.

(via dangerousmeta)

Ardmore Village and Round Tower

Following on from Frank’s suggestion a few days ago I took a trip down to Ardmore yesterday!
Alas, I have a sorry tale to tell, my trusty Sony 717 camera may have shot it’s last photo. It now sees nothing but black and I’ll have to inquire about getting it fixed. Missed the beautiful sunset later of a blazing red ball of flame setting over Youghal later too! *sob*