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Or in this case, a free sprite in form of a willful Irish pony that goes by the imaginative name “Mr. Pony.” He even made it into the bus tourism brochure of the Galway area.

He really was worth the stop and all he wanted as a bribe to endure our caresses were old apples…though fresh apples would have worked, too, I guess.

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What I really love about Naples, Italy, is that it is a city incredibly rich in history: it begins as a Greek colony in antiquity and goes through centuries of occupation that have left their marks everywhere. Today, Naples is struggling with the poverty and corruption that are common in the south of Italy, unfortunately. Naples has gained dubious publicity through the mountains of trash that rise up on its streets when the mafia-controlled garbage collection decides to punish the Napoletani to get whatever it is they want.

I haven’t been following what has been going on in Naples lately, but last thing I heard, things were picking up a little and a promising new mayor was introducing some changes. Let’s hope for the best: Naples is an amazingly beautiful city, and it needs somebody who will take care of the archeological treasures unearthed every time a new construction site opens.

I don’t actually mind the graffiti in the picture above. Although they looked out of place to me at first, I think they show really well how past and present clash in Naples.

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I’m late for the weekly photo challenge because I took a trip out into the country with my family. I’ll be sharing more pictures soon!

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Inside and outside at the same time in these beautiful remains of a church.

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Ross Errily Friary in County Galway, Ireland.

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There’s no place to believe in creatures from dreams and myths like Ireland. Who knows what other creatures are hiding in the fog? Even cows don’t seem quite as ordinary there as elsewhere.

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I deliberated a while before choosing my picture for this week’s photo challenge. Of course I have a number of photos with long exposure of lights in the dark, similar to the picture on The Daily Digest’s blog entry.

But while I was scouring through my treasure of photos, I realized that what I really love about movement is capturing it ‘in the moment’, and I think that’s exactly what the the sculptor of the statue above was trying to do.

I think he did a pretty good job. This statue stands on top of a roof and she looks like she’s about to step out into the air.

Hope you like it!

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The Italians call this tree “umbrella tree” for obvious reason. I have fond memories of sitting in its shade with a book and a gelato in hand.

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