Cong & Galway, Ireland. August 2014.

We spent the last few days visiting & exploring County Galway and County Mayo. One of the best meals we had during our stay in Ireland was definitely at Kai Cafe & Restaurant which is located in Galway’s West End. The food, scene, location, artisan beers and owners David and Jessica are wonderful. 

Today we are driving back to Dublin for one night and then will make our return for Boston.

Our summer getaway is coming to an end. 

Comillas, Elciego and Laguardia, Spain. August 2014. 

One of the biggest adjustments in film photography is the delayed gratification part. Make the photograph and then you wait.

But I’m starting to discover that the waiting part is one of the best things about film photography. 

I just received these scans back from the lab. As our summer vacation approaches the end it’s so nice to relive our first week of vacation of some little towns in northern Spain. 

All photographs above were taken with a Hasselblad 503cw and a Carl Zeiss Planar T* 2.8/80 lens on Kodak Portra 400. Film was processed and scanned at Richard Photo Lab in California. 

Dublin, Ireland. August 2014.

We left Spain and arrived in Dublin late last night. We had time for a quick bite and then we crashed. 

It’s been nearly 20 years since Lauren and I traveled to Ireland. And even back then our trip was way too short — only 4 days if I remember correctly.

This time we have more time to explore the country, catch up with old friends/family and look forward to meeting some new friends as well.

It rained much of the day today. But I don’t care, it’s great to be back. We explored the city, watched the Limerick vs Kilkenny semi-final at our friends house and finished the evening with a pint.

We leave Dublin tomorrow and will head south and west.