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 Kitchens

I’ve long been fascinated with kitchens, the older the more interesting. I love to cook and often imagine how difficult it must’ve been in centuries past. While I appreciate intact or refurbished ancient cooking chambers – they help me tremendously while writing scenes for my characters – there’s just something inherently intriguing about these lost and forgotten, totally abandoned and derelict kitchens.

Although the house was inhabited until the 1950's, it looks as if little was done to it in the 20th century. This kitchen range must have seen many decades of use. Photo by Virginia Knight on Geograph.org.uk

Although the house was inhabited until the 1950’s, it looks as if little was done to it in the 20th century. This kitchen range must have seen many decades of use. Photo by Virginia Knight on Geograph.org.uk

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