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Old 06-22-2011, 04:49 PM   #1
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Photographer Paul Hughes's images of a grey heron feasting on ducklings - Telegraph

There are a series of pictures to this link. Click on each shot for the next horror show...
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Old 06-22-2011, 09:56 PM   #2
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Dublin Herons!

Ah yes, as a Heron if you can make it on the mean streets of my hometown, you can make it anywhere.

Have no fear, there are plenty of ducks in Ireland.
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Dublin Herons!

Ah yes, as a Heron if you can make it on the mean streets of my hometown, you can make it anywhere.

Have no fear, there are plenty of ducks in Ireland.

Did you celebrate Bloomsday the other day???
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Did you celebrate Bloomsday the other day???

Heh. Oops, no!
The true test of one's Dublinness failed again...

I grew up on the Sandymount Strand though (where the book starts).

I'll have to read more Irish authors, for shame.

There was a plaque on a statue of Yeats up the road which always fascinated and frightened me in equal parts: "Cast a cold eye: On life, On death. Horseman pass by."

Never understood it when I was a child, now it seems clear. Time to crack open the books maybe!
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Heh. Oops, no!
The true test of one's Dublinness failed again...

I grew up on the Sandymount Strand though (where the book starts).

I'll have to read more Irish authors, for shame.

There was a plaque on a statue of Yeats up the road which always fascinated and frightened me in equal parts: "Cast a cold eye: On life, On death. Horseman pass by."

Never understood it when I was a child, now it seems clear. Time to crack open the books maybe!
There are very few authors more poetically penetrating that Yeats. Dublin has to be considered one of the great author centers of the world.

The entire British Isles have produced an exorbitantly disproportionate number of history's finest writers. The British Isles (including Ireland) and Russia.

For shame! A Dubliner who forgot Bloomsday...
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