Tuesday, April 30, 2013

will you settle for photos and a tale?...

Good morning everyone...we are having another sunny day????, has spring arrived just in time for Summer I ask lol...thank you all loads and loads for all your suggestions for searching for the missing mojo, I am going to settle down today and do all the things you suggested and fingers crossed something will be made today...but for this morning will you settle for a few holiday photos and a little tale?
 About a kilometre away from our cottage we spotted a sign for a Titanic memorial park? we couldn't figure out why there would be something like that this deep into Ireland...so on a nice clear afternoon on the way back from a trip we stopped


it was such a peaceful, beautiful place that touched my heart...the atmosphere and layout made you feel so relaxed and immersed in thoughts of the people on board the Titanic...apparently it was put here because in April 1912 fourteen men and women from Addergoole, in North Mayo, set sail from Queenstown, Cork for a new life in America, eleven of them were lost. The parish only had a population of  3,496 at the time and the loss was the largest proportionate loss in the Titanic tragedy...it was 3% of the population, how incredible is that

we wandered around (I was with Phil, Dad sat in the car as it had been a full day out and was tired) and spent ages talking about the Titanic and how touching the memorial was, when it dawned on me how clever the designers had been


from different angles it really felt like you were heading to what would be your last journey...so clever and very beautifully done...the full size sculptures were amazingly detailed


this was the statue that touched me the most, this beautiful girl clutching every possession she owned in one suitcase, I felt a tear or two pricking my eyes...the view was perfect for the memorial too as the Nephin mountain was directly behind and screams Ireland...then Phil shouted me over to the Titanic boat sculpture and you wont believe this but someone has scratched graffiti into the metal on the back...how sad is that, why cant people just have respect and find the compassion in their hearts that this memorial certainly gave us...some people are weird aren't they...I hope you like the photos and tale and will forgive me (again) for my lack of card...well keep all your bits crossed for me that I manage to make something today as my Crafts and Me challenge card was due ages ago...wish me luck and I hope your mojo is intact and you manage some crafting today...have fun
Mina xxx

8 comments:

kanda said...

How fabulous is this memorial and such a wonderful tribute to those who lost their lives xx

rachel said...

wonderful stuff Mina - an amazing monument xx

Mojca said...

what a wonderful monument, also love the statue of the girl waving. Oh and so sad that some people just cant respect such things by scratching thing in to it, horrible. hugs! MOjca

Sharon said...

What a beautiful tribute to the people who lost their lives. The sculptures and grounds look fabulous.
There are some disgusting people who have no respect or care for others.
Hope your mojo returns soon.
Hugs Sharon, x

Kasey ~ in Oz said...

Thank you Mina for sharing your photos and thoughts of this tranquil park. Hope you find your mojo!

Cheers,
Kasey

Julie Kitchener said...

Oh Mina tfs, what a wonderful place!

Linda Compton said...

Just been catching up on your blog and your cards are all lovely, as always but the photos of your trip are wonderful. Just seeing those photos of the Titanic gave me a feeling of awe. I can't imagine what it would be like to visit in person. Those poor people who had such big dreams ahead of them. Your cottage was picturesque. So glad you enjoyed your trip and that your MOJO has returned.

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Beautiful post Mina. I had a lovely experience similar to this at the war memorial near Spean Bridge in Scotland. Special places, remembering the lives of special people. It makes me connect with how fragile and fleeting life is and how we should cherish and celebrate each day we're given. Hugs, Wends xxx

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