October 27th, 2021
Hight's Sabbatical Pictures

Part 22: NUI Galway to Durham

After the day in Blarney, Tom returned to York and I took a bus from Cork to Galway, where I was to give a paper the next day. Above is Galway looking out into the bay on a cold and rainy day on the west coast of Ireland.

Galway had had a lot of rain and the rivers were running fast and high.

The main administrative building of NUI Galway. The campus is lovely.

As it turns out, Galway and Tartu are 'sister cities.' Each has an identical statues of the two Wildes - Oscar Wilde the Irish playright and Eduard Wilde (pronounced 'Vil-da') the Estonian poet. (Thanks to Pene Piip for the correction!)

After my stay in Galway, I returned to York to give another paper there. During the day I took a train north to see Durham. Pictured above is Durham Cathedral. It is not as big as York Minster, but it sits on a bluff overlooking a river and the city of Durham.

The cathedral at Durham (St. Cuthbert's) from the plaza. Durham and its cathedral are also known for being associated with the 'prince-bishops.' The Bishop of Durham was for a long time also the secular ruler of the area and was quite powerful in northern England.

As I was leaving Durham it started to snow. This is just a shot of Durham city on the way back to the train station.

A 'departing shot' of Durham Cathedral from a hill near the train station.

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