Wednesday, April 26, 2017

the valkenburg

 A family run restaurant and hotel
June 2014, Main Street, Ballinrobe


23 comments:

  1. We have a city in the Netherlands called Valkenburg. Wonder if there is a connection.

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  2. It sounds dutch indeed, valken are falcons and as SC mentioned already we have a city here with the same name.

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  3. Maybe the owners are from Dutch origin?

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  4. Now you have to sole the mystery of the name and its origin, Bill, to satisfy the curiosity of your blog visitors. The facade has flowers but I think it needs a little more. . .shutters perhaps?

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  5. Construction suggests the building as been around a while?

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  6. ...it's interesting that they blocked in two windows on the first floor.

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    1. They were 2 doors, probably to independent stores.

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  7. The owners have certainly helped make the building inviting with the lovely flower baskets.
    I've noticed bicycles are being used to advertise too!

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  8. My eye goes to the flowers in the window boxes. Too early for such plantings here.

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  9. Nice, Bill. I like the oval sign, too.

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  10. Looks like a nice place to stay the night.

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  11. It's a sturdy looking building Bill, been there for a good number of years I bet! Unusual name for an Irish hotel 😊

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  12. Nice building. And yes, I love the Dutch name.

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  13. Interesting looking place! What a fun and totally different experience this would be compared to what I am used to at the chain motels and hotels!

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  14. A nice looking building Bill. The windows seem to be reflecting the sky and clouds. Very pretty!

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  15. I really like the reflections of the sky in the windows.

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  16. I really like the reflections of the sky in the windows.

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  17. A beautiful capture of reflecting windows. Love your new header too!

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  18. It's a great looking old building. I love seeing the sky in the window reflections.

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  19. A wonderful old building.
    Greetings from Australia. I am so pleased to have come across your blog and will enjoy following you.

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