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Please visit my Kickstarter Page here: kck.st I am an emerging artist, recently invited to create experimental & site-specific artworks at the Can Serrat Artist Residency Program in El Bruc, Spain. I plan to explore walking as an artistic medium for a variety of performances, site-specific installations, and time-lapse investigations around Spain, similar to the contributions of walking artists Richard Long, Hamish Fulton, and Christian Philipp Muller. I can’t wait to share my experience abroad with you and appreciate your encouragement/support! “Walking shares with making and working that crucial element of engagement of the body and the mind with the world, of knowing the world through the body and the body through the world.” ? R. Solnit Original background music by Eddie Aispuro.

Join the Journey – Celtic Tours Announces Pilgrimage Packages to Ireland for the 50th International Eucharistic Congress


Albany, NY (PRWEB) February 12, 2012

Celtic Tours World Vacations is pleased to announce Pilgrimage Packages to Ireland for the 50th International Eucharistic Congress in Dublin, Ireland from Sunday June 10 to the 17th, 2012.

Once every 4 years, somewhere in the world over 500,000 people gather in a Eucharistic Congress to bear witness and promote an awareness of the central place of the Eucharist in the life and mission of the Catholic Church. This year, Dublin welcomes world-wide pilgrims to its emerald isles for 8 days of worship through mass, prayer and liturgical celebrations; film, music and theater, keynote addresses, workshops and discussion groups. International pilgrims from 5 continents are expected to join in the celebrations from June 10 ? 17, 2012. Presently parish communities, prayer groups, clergy members and individual pilgrims are gearing up to embark on this amazing journey of faith.

Ireland is a prime spot for the 50th International Eucharistic Congress because of its well-established Christian faith, dating back to the 4th century when St. Patrick traveled throughout Ireland converting and instructing believers in the Christian faith. Religious Pilgrims will find centuries old monastic sites, high crosses, elevating cathedrals and highly illuminated monastic manuscripts giving a glimpse into how early Christians worshipped and announced their religious fervor.

Celtic Tours World Vacations is pleased to present religious pilgrims with extraordinary group travel packages to experience the age old traditions and religious sites of Ireland in conjunction with the Eucharistic Congress. We are offering special rates on group tours with land only cost per person sharing starting at $ 1599 pps for 9 nights/10 days, $ 1399 pps for 8 nights/9 days and $ 1069 pps for 5 nights/6 days. All tours include most dinners, breakfast daily, full sightseeing, transfers and admissions. Special Itineraries can be tailored to suite. Self-drive and city stay rates are available. Airfare and departure taxes if required are additional and rates may vary with departure dates. Call our Group Specialists for more details 1-800-833-4373.

We invite groups of travelers to join in the religious fervor and excitement of this once in a lifetime opportunity to explore the religious side of Ireland, join in the religious celebrations of the Eucharistic Congress and renew their faith. Join the journey.

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Nyhavn is a colourful 17th century waterfront, canal and popular entertainment district. It is lined by brightly coloured 17th and early 18th century townhouses and numerous bars, cafés and restaurants. Serving as a heritage harbour, the canal is packed with old wooden ships.

King Christian V constructed Nyhavn from 1670-73, it was dug by Swedish war prisoners from the Dano-Swedish War 1658–1660, as a gateway from the sea to the old inner city. Ships would unload their cargo and the fishermen their daily catch along the canal. Notorious for beer, sailors, and prostitution, the area developed an infamous reputation. Danish author Hans Christian Andersen lived at Nyhavn 18 for some years.

Golden Gate Goodness
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I wanted to get a picture of the iconic Golden Gate Bridge at night to show off it’s sheer sexiness, so one night my friend and I drove out to the city. It was well past midnight when we parked next to a dark construction site at the end of Crissy Fields. It’s usually not a good idea to hang out at a place where a seedy character can jump you with a 2×4 and dump your body in the ocean without going out of his way, but I had Mr. Wang for protection, so all was good. The entire place was pitch dark but I had my pocket flashlight which gave us about ten feet of visibility. We got to the end of the construction site and ducked under a barrier to finally get to this vantage point. Our spidey-senses were at their max because we could not see anyone coming down the path and there was a huge hill overlooking us.

As I carefully setup for the shot, I looked back and saw Mr. Wang waving his extended tripod in a semicircle to ward off any attacks. As I was taking my final long exposure (about 30 seconds), we heard voices coming up from the construction site. When they were about twenty feet away we saw two huge shapes walking towards us but we could not make out if they were friend or foe. I had already mentally played out a scenario in my mind where Mr. Wang, Nikki (my beloved camera) and I ran away in terror but the two big shapes turned out to be a couple taking a romantic walk … who the hell takes a romantic walk through a construction site in the dark past midnight?! Well, after that we just got a few more quick shots and made our way back to safety.

Denmark_0068 – Hyhavn District
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Nyhavn is a colourful 17th century waterfront, canal and popular entertainment district. It is lined by brightly coloured 17th and early 18th century townhouses and numerous bars, cafés and restaurants. Serving as a heritage harbour, the canal is packed with old wooden ships.

King Christian V constructed Nyhavn from 1670-73, it was dug by Swedish war prisoners from the Dano-Swedish War 1658–1660, as a gateway from the sea to the old inner city. Ships would unload their cargo and the fishermen their daily catch along the canal. Notorious for beer, sailors, and prostitution, the area developed an infamous reputation. Danish author Hans Christian Andersen lived at Nyhavn 18 for some years.

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The Grotto of the Nativity, an underground cave located beneath the basilica, enshrines the site where Jesus is said to have been born. (Wikipedia)

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The Temple of Amada, the oldest of the temples, going back to the 18th dynasty with restoration work from the 19th dynasty. Tuthmosis III, Amenhotep II, and Tuthmosis IV were all involved with its construction, and Seti I restored sections of it.

The fine preservation of the temple is due to Christians plastering over the reliefs. The temple, dedicated to Amun-Re and Re-Harakhte, contains an inscription relating to the crushing of a Libyan-backed rebellion by King Merneptah (1212-1202 BC). At the back of the temple inscriptions tell about the famous wars in Syria of Amenhotep II’s and how he bought back the bodies of rebel chieftains to hang on the walls of Thebes. One body was hung from the prow of his ship sailing through Nubia as a warning. This temple was moved about two kilometers (one mile) from its original site.

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The Audience Chamber is among the best preserved reception rooms from the early period of Danish Absolutism. Luckily, the building escaped the flames during the devastating fire in 1859.

The original Audience Chamber was damaged by a small fire in 1665 and Christian V did not hesitate turning it into a coherent architectural tribute to the newly established absolute monarchy.

By removing the attic floor the architect Lambert van Haven created a high dome for the impressive room. He had the interior decorated with marvelous stucco ornamentation and paintings visualizing the absolute monarchy. The paintings include an allegorical representation of Christian V’s motto “With Piety and Justice”, personifications of the four continents, Africa, America, Asia and Europe and portraits of the Oldenborg kings.

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Basilica de San Pedro
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Q&A: Is it safe for U.S. citizens to visit Australia?

Question by Anonymouseezz: Is it safe for U.S. citizens to visit Australia?
There’s this Yahoo Answers Australian user, Edvard J or something like that, on the religion category and every other answer he has he’s putting down Americans … “Americans are uncivilized” … “Americans are thick” … “Americans aren’t welcome in Australia” … etc, etc, etc. I mean, I guess I shouldn’t care what ONE guy thinks, but this guy is level 7, one of the top contributors in multiple categories and he has dozens of fans. I frequently see comments on here from Australian people saying Americans should accept socialism, ban guns, etc, and that we’re stupid for not being like Australia or whatever. The other day, I was viewing this article on an Australian news website that was comparing this American “tea party” group to the KKK (outright lie), and the comments to the article were ridiculous “America is a Christian theocracy”, “Americans need to be stereilised”, etc, etc, etc.

On THIS category I see comments saying Americans are all stupid, Americans are too conservative, that Obama is stupid, that American Democrats are comparable to some racist group in Australia … WTF? I don’t see any of this sort of stuff on other travel categories.

Can someone explain what the deal is?

And the reason I ask is because I plan(ned) on going to Australia with two friends, but I feel anxious about going now and quite honestly feel like I’d rather not go after seeing all the animosity on here. I haven’t told my friends about this, they don’t use this site or even the internet much so what would they know, but I don’t feel comfortable spending so much money on a trip to the place if that’s how it is.

I do think I have a right to be concerned, considering how much $ $ $ it costs to get to the other side of the world.
Ashlee, if you’ve been taught in school that the U.S. is *still* testing nuclear weapons in the Pacific Ocean (we’re not) and you’re presented Michael Moore movies (biased with a political agenda) as pure fact … then the issue is obviously worse than I thought. But thanks for the insightful answer anyways.

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As long as you aren’t rude or insulting towards their customs, and you follow their laws, you shouldn’t have any problems traveling anywhere, keeping in mind events of war, or civil unrest.

Know better? Leave your own answer in the comments!

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DALKEY, SOUTH DUBLIN
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Dalkey Island is situated about 10 miles south of Dublin, near the village of Dalkey, two miles south of Dún Laoghaire harbour. The island is now uninhabited by humans, but there are the remains of houses, a church and a Martello Tower. Located less than 300 metres offshore the island comprises 9 hectares (22 acres).
Dalkey Island, only 5 minutes by local boat from Coliemore Harbour, is an important site of ancient and historic remains. Artefacts from the island, now housed in the National Museum in Dublin, are evidence that the original occupants were from the Mesolithic or Middle Stone Age. Settlers continued to use the site through the Iron Age and Early Christian period.
There is evidence it was inhabited in the 4th millennium BC (6000 years ago) and was also used as a Viking base. There are ruins of another church, dating from the 7th century, named after St Begnet. This was altered on the east side when builders used it as living quarters while building the nearby Martello tower and gun battery in 1804. An older wooden church was probably here before the present stone one was built.
A promontory fort was located at the northern end of the island, its presence still visible today in the form of a ditch. A herd of goats, originally put there in the early 1800s, remains there today but they are replacements of the original goats which were removed.
You can take a boat to the island in the summer months, by asking one of the local fishermen at Coliemore or Bulloch Harbour. The island is also an ideal spot for fishing, with Pollock, Coalfish, Wrasse and Mackerel being caught.
The ruined stone church was built in the 9th/10th Century and was probably abandoned when the Vikings used the island as a base to form part of the busiest port in the country at that time. In the early 19th Century the British Admiralty erected the Martello Tower, one of eight dotted along the Dun Laoghaire coastline, as an early warning defensive device against the one time threat of invasion during the Napoleonic era.
The channel between the island and the mainland is very deep and was once considered as a location for an oil terminal. However, the local area is very residential, and it was decided that the terminal should go elsewhere.
The waters around Dalkey Island are much used for sailing, angling and diving. Rocks known as Maiden or Carraig Rock, Clare Rock and Lamb Island all to the northwest form part of the ridge of the Island. Parts of these rocks are only visible at low tide.
The Rocks to the east of the Island are known as "The Muglins" and are a different group or chain. These form a danger to shipping and have been fitted with a distinctive beacon.
Coordinates: 53°16?N 6°05?W

ROUGH SEA IN DALKEY
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Dalkey Island is situated about 10 miles south of Dublin, near the village of Dalkey, two miles south of Dún Laoghaire harbour. The island is now uninhabited by humans, but there are the remains of houses, a church and a Martello Tower. Located less than 300 metres offshore the island comprises 9 hectares (22 acres).
Dalkey Island, only 5 minutes by local boat from Coliemore Harbour, is an important site of ancient and historic remains. Artefacts from the island, now housed in the National Museum in Dublin, are evidence that the original occupants were from the Mesolithic or Middle Stone Age. Settlers continued to use the site through the Iron Age and Early Christian period.
There is evidence it was inhabited in the 4th millennium BC (6000 years ago) and was also used as a Viking base. There are ruins of another church, dating from the 7th century, named after St Begnet. This was altered on the east side when builders used it as living quarters while building the nearby Martello tower and gun battery in 1804. An older wooden church was probably here before the present stone one was built.
A promontory fort was located at the northern end of the island, its presence still visible today in the form of a ditch. A herd of goats, originally put there in the early 1800s, remains there today but they are replacements of the original goats which were removed.
You can take a boat to the island in the summer months, by asking one of the local fishermen at Coliemore or Bulloch Harbour. The island is also an ideal spot for fishing, with Pollock, Coalfish, Wrasse and Mackerel being caught.
The ruined stone church was built in the 9th/10th Century and was probably abandoned when the Vikings used the island as a base to form part of the busiest port in the country at that time. In the early 19th Century the British Admiralty erected the Martello Tower, one of eight dotted along the Dun Laoghaire coastline, as an early warning defensive device against the one time threat of invasion during the Napoleonic era.
The channel between the island and the mainland is very deep and was once considered as a location for an oil terminal. However, the local area is very residential, and it was decided that the terminal should go elsewhere.
The waters around Dalkey Island are much used for sailing, angling and diving. Rocks known as Maiden or Carraig Rock, Clare Rock and Lamb Island all to the northwest form part of the ridge of the Island. Parts of these rocks are only visible at low tide.
The Rocks to the east of the Island are known as "The Muglins" and are a different group or chain. These form a danger to shipping and have been fitted with a distinctive beacon.
Coordinates: 53°16?N 6°05?W

DALKEY, SOUTH DUBLIN
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Image by infomatique
Dalkey Island is situated about 10 miles south of Dublin, near the village of Dalkey, two miles south of Dún Laoghaire harbour. The island is now uninhabited by humans, but there are the remains of houses, a church and a Martello Tower. Located less than 300 metres offshore the island comprises 9 hectares (22 acres).
Dalkey Island, only 5 minutes by local boat from Coliemore Harbour, is an important site of ancient and historic remains. Artefacts from the island, now housed in the National Museum in Dublin, are evidence that the original occupants were from the Mesolithic or Middle Stone Age. Settlers continued to use the site through the Iron Age and Early Christian period.
There is evidence it was inhabited in the 4th millennium BC (6000 years ago) and was also used as a Viking base. There are ruins of another church, dating from the 7th century, named after St Begnet. This was altered on the east side when builders used it as living quarters while building the nearby Martello tower and gun battery in 1804. An older wooden church was probably here before the present stone one was built.
A promontory fort was located at the northern end of the island, its presence still visible today in the form of a ditch. A herd of goats, originally put there in the early 1800s, remains there today but they are replacements of the original goats which were removed.
You can take a boat to the island in the summer months, by asking one of the local fishermen at Coliemore or Bulloch Harbour. The island is also an ideal spot for fishing, with Pollock, Coalfish, Wrasse and Mackerel being caught.
The ruined stone church was built in the 9th/10th Century and was probably abandoned when the Vikings used the island as a base to form part of the busiest port in the country at that time. In the early 19th Century the British Admiralty erected the Martello Tower, one of eight dotted along the Dun Laoghaire coastline, as an early warning defensive device against the one time threat of invasion during the Napoleonic era.
The channel between the island and the mainland is very deep and was once considered as a location for an oil terminal. However, the local area is very residential, and it was decided that the terminal should go elsewhere.
The waters around Dalkey Island are much used for sailing, angling and diving. Rocks known as Maiden or Carraig Rock, Clare Rock and Lamb Island all to the northwest form part of the ridge of the Island. Parts of these rocks are only visible at low tide.
The Rocks to the east of the Island are known as "The Muglins" and are a different group or chain. These form a danger to shipping and have been fitted with a distinctive beacon.
Coordinates: 53°16?N 6°05?W