Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Bray

Bray is a seaside town on the east coast of Ireland just about 12 miles (20k) south of Dublin in County Wicklow.
I visited in June so the summer season was yet to be in full swing with its bandstand concerts.

but the little striped huts selling ice cream and all the usual beach paraphernalia were open. The mound in the background is Bray Head from where can be seen the
full sweep of the bay
Someone rock pooling or bait digging is intent on a smaller universe here.  In the summer there are also outdoor movies on the beach every fortnight which is appropriate because
Bray is also the centre of the Irish film industry and we happened to catch one of the studios setting up the cameras here at The Bray Head Hotel as we walked past. The hotel is located on the path up to Bray Head at the end of the promenade.   Built in 1862 it has been used in a number of films in the past including The Commitments, a film which happens to be set in Dublin which is just a train ride away
on the DART (Dublin Area Rapid Transport) seen here rounding Bray Head on the Dublin-Wicklow line which was designed by the great Isambard Kingdom Brunel although at the time it was called Brunel's Folly because of the high maintenance cost of running the line along cliff edges.
Time to relax and take a dip in the Irish Sea, the red and yellow flags are flying meaning its safe, the colour coordinated lifeguards are also in place so
 dive in.


An entry to ABC Wednesday, a journey through the alphabet, this week sojourning at B here



 






14 comments:

ABC Wednesday said...

Wow that seems like a wonderful place to visit. Ireland, a country on my wishlist, maybe someday I will walk there myself ;-0


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Photo Cache said...

The coastline is beautiful.

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carol l mckenna said...

Beautiful photos of Bray Ireland ~ wonderful post for B ^_^

Hildred said...

What a delightful spot. Beautiful, and all sorts of things going on...

zongrik said...

in like the full sweep shot and the lifeguard station best

Roger Owen Green said...

charming. I never heard of it.
ROG, ABCW

Ann said...

Love to visit and see Ireland where many of my decedents are from.
Ann

Leslie: said...

LOVE this post! I just happen to be planning a trip up the eastern coast of Ireland to Dublin next year, so I will be on the lookout for this spot! Maybe take the train so no problem seeing the views instead of the roads. Thanks, Joy!

Leslie
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Beverley Baird said...

Wonderful photos - what a lovely place to visit. I've never been - but sure would like to.

DeeDee said...

Beautiful pictures. Lovely take on B

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Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

love those flowers, what are they?

Jackie Mc Guinness said...

I have been there many times!

Betty said...

I enjoyed my photographic visit to Bray.

DeeDee said...

Such beautiful pictures
Thanks for sharing

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