Monochrome Madness 3-4

“The City” is the theme for Leanne’ Cole’s Monochrome Madness and La Belle Paris was my submission

La ville de Paris bright
Rue Saint Honore near the Louvre and as the sun goes down

But I also must include some recent impressions of two of my favourite cities.

Making our way down the Royal Mile in old  Edinburgh  ( home of the world renowned Military Tattoo ) –hot on the trail of two suspicious looking characters in a still from a  film noir 

the Royal Mile mirrors

And the view above the station on

station bridge
Waverley Bridge, Edinburgh


and Dublin’s Fair City

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Lower O’Connell Street

And the General Post Office on O’Connell Street, scene of the famous Easter Rising of 1916 and the beginning of an independent Ireland.  The bullet holes are still visible on the columns- (go to link Dublinrising  for a great video)

GPO Dublin

and in the old Medieval area of Dublin, the famous

temple bar
Temple Bar District of Dublin at night

Here you will hear live, both traditional and modern music as you walk by the many pubs, clubs and restaurants

Dublin City in the Rare Auld Times

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35 Comments Add yours

  1. Jan Madsen films says:

    Great shots here

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    1. thank you so much!


  2. afairymind says:

    Beautiful pictures, Cybele. 🙂 The monochrome adds a real sense of atmosphere to the scenes.

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    1. thank you Louise!! I agree about the atmosphere of monochrome!

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  3. landacrystal says:

    Stunning Post!

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  4. Two cities I would love to explore and your magical photos only reinforce that desire!

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    1. oh thanks Linda!! I hope you do!! oh and a new chapter is up btw! whenever you have time, I’m so behind in everything these days. ( and haven’t found a house yet!)


  5. Aquileana says:

    Impressive gallery… the photographs in sephia and black and white look stunning, dear Cybele… I hope your weekend is off to a great start… Love and best wishes. Aquileana 🌟

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    1. and your too! Thanks for commenting Aquleana!

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  6. You’ve made mystery and magic of these cities Cybele 🙂

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    1. those cities are so full of that! thank you!

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  7. aidymcglynn says:

    Great shots Cybele, and always great to see a fan of the Dubliners!

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    1. oh I love them too! and those wonderful cities! A very close friend here in Canada played in an Irish group and I became quite familiar with it all from back in college days!


  8. Adrian Lewis says:

    Love the top image, Cybele – could be something from a “not perfectly comfortable” dream. And also love the “two suspicious looking characters” – wonderful!!! A 🙂

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    1. thanks so much Adrian!

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  9. I love Paris and its architecture…all of old Europe’s architecture truth be told! The moon over the bridge is an awesome image! But, I don’t know about those two characters with cameras in front of their faces. One should be wary me thinks…or else they’d be taking me portrait! 🙂

    Wonderful MM3 post Cybele! I hope to return to France nearly everyday. I hope to before my time here is up. For me it’s the language, art, and food that calls me. Well, actually it’s yelling at me, and it’s persistent!

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    1. me too!! meet you there! 😀 and thank you Deb!!! I had that pic of the two of us for quite a while. Glad I posted it. It was in front of one of those mishapen mirror things lol!

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  10. Rajiv says:

    Oh… This is beautiful

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    1. thanks Raj, a new chapter of the story is up too- if you care to wade through it lol!

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      1. Rajiv says:

        I think you have to send me the link. Nothing pops up..

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  11. sedge808 says:

    fabulous shots.
    I love the selfies 🙂

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    1. 😀 thanks Gavin!


  12. Maverick ~ says:

    Wonderful and then some. Great shots Cybele.

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    1. thanks Maverick!


  13. Robyn G says:

    So wonderful visiting these places with you!
    Love your image this week for MM – I knew it was yours straight away 🙂
    ..and love those suspicious looking characters!!

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    1. 😀 thanks so much Robyn!-so glad you like it- and- those two are always in trouble!! losing lens caps and forgetting to charge up batteries etc. but they always agree on pub lunches!

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      1. Robyn G says:

        Ba ha ha! Good company then 😃😃👍🏻

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  14. sheldonk2014 says:

    As always beautiful Cybele
    I’ve missed you
    Not been myself
    Circumstances and situation
    Beyond my control
    Your finishing work
    Is always what makes your photos come to life
    The Sheldon Perspective

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    1. thank you so much for that lovely comment Sheldon and hang in there!!


  15. swo8 says:

    Lovely photos. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. many thanks Leslie!!

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  16. Amy says:

    Wow… just Wow!

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    1. I feel the longing hitting me again when I go through the photos!


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