16 December 2011

Raglan Road


Elbphilharmonie concert building.
Hamburg, Germany. December 2011.


This is one of the places I keep coming back to - I have uploaded many pictures taken from the same spot. Click here and here if you would like to view more pictures. Just like this place and especially the building in the centre of the image is inspiring, so is the song from which I've taken the title of this blog post and several ones in the past. Raglan Road is one of my favourite songs of all time, and one of the most beautiful folk songs ever written... it doesn't get more poetic than this.


On Grafton Street in November
We tripped lightly along the ledge
Of a deep ravine where can be seen
The worth of passion's pledge

I gave her gifts of the mind
I gave her the secret signs
Known to the artists who have known
The true gods of sound and stone

And word and tint I did not stint
I gave her poems to say
With her own name there
And her long dark hair
Like the clouds over fields of May

(Van Morrison & The Chieftains - Raglan Road)


Goodnight.


- Dom

11 comments:

joo said...

I understand pretty well why you like this place!
Have a nice new week:)

artebaiao said...

Dear Dom. Yours shots with real feeling, showing the reality and dreams..."like the clouds over fields of May.
Have a awesome new year and lots of health.

moi said...

free lattes, woot?! i'd love some, haha
ah, sounds amazing all that :)
and no, i'm not working as a waitress anymore. i quit before i went to holland, and now when i'm back i don't want to be a waitress. it's not me, so hopefully i'll find something else.

Dominic Doherty said...

Joo: Thank you! Have a nice week too! :-)

Jaime: Thank you! Glad you like the photograph and the lyrics I chose. All the best wishes to you as well!

Moa: Come over then! :-) Let me know what decision you make, I'm sure you'll find something interesting. :-)

AB said...

Another great shimmering light photo from Hamburg.

I hope you have Merry Christmas

Dominic Doherty said...

Thanks very much!
Have a Merry Christmas too!

joo said...

Happy Christmas to you:)
Joo

T. Becque said...

This is great. The color is spectacular. I can see why you keep coming back. Have a great Christmas and new year!

Dominic Doherty said...

Thank you Trisha! Have an awesome Christmas too! All the best wishes for the new year.

windy said...

Lovely shot, great song (must dig the vinyl out)

Dominic Doherty said...

Thanks!