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Follow up…

October 22, 2006

 

Yesterdays walk took us to Donadea Forest Park in Kildare. Its a great place for a day out. I was delighted to see extra facilities in place for the children. A tree swing, smaller tables for the little ones to picnic and a see-saw which they really loved. Again, I was without the camera and missed many opportunities for some beautiful pics. One moment in particular was a little eerie. In the area you can see in the link where there is a small hut (it’s actually a cafe) I sat there  reading a few pages of my book, I looked up at the children playing, and the light shining down through the trees was a very unusual colour, a sort of orangey-pink. Then hundreds of beech leaves from the trees swooped across quite slowly and everything went silent. It was spooky!

 There is also a  9/11 memorial plot. I picked up a leaflet from the kiosk for more info.

 ‘Sean Tallon was a young Irish American working as a firefighter for the city of New York on September 11th 2001…’

 ‘A scaled replica of the Twin Towers have been erected on a specially designed plinth bearing the official crests of the New York City emergency and rescue services carved into stone flags…..’  

 I took photos on a previous visit to the park, one of them is my header.

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