A Brief History of Henrietta Street, Dublin, Ireland

No. 12, Henrietta Street, Dublin, Ireland by William Murphy on Wikimedia Commons.

No. 12, Henrietta Street, Dublin, Ireland by William Murphy on Wikimedia Commons.

You have to read it to believe it. I was looking for images of cool entrances and this one came up. The history sucked me in, my heart hurt for the people who had to live behind these doors. Photographs and history by William Murphy on Wikimedia Commons. Continue reading

Sadly, Utterly Abandoned Mansions

I’ve got this thing for abandoned abodes. It’s so sad to see what once was a magnificent home now forlorn and decaying. I imagine the joys and sorrows the occupants experienced within the walls. Cheery fires in the fireplaces, nourishing meals cooked in the kitchens, books read by the light of newly glazed windows. How many toddler feet stomped up and down the halls? Christmases, Thanksgivings, and Easters shared with family and friends in the dining rooms, and games played in the parlors. What happened to the people? Continue reading