In Greek mythology, Daedalus translates to “cunning worker,” was known as a skilled craftsman and artisan. It was told that Daedalus constructed the labyrinth for King Minos, in order to imprison his wife’s son, the Minotaur.
Standing at the base of Killiney hill, this copper statue of Daedalus stands to welcome those coming to visit. Time and weather has given the statue a great blue-green tint.
With a stunning view of the city, this Obelisk was built under John Malpas in 1743 in an effort of “relief works” which employed the local poor. It stands as a record of the famine of ’41, along with the many walls that cover the hilltop.
It’s not about what happened in the past, or what you think might happen in the future. It’s about the ride, for Christ’s sake. There is no point in going through all this crap, if you’re not going to enjoy the ride. And you know what? When you least expect, something great might come along. Something better then you even planned for.
So far so good, day two of the new ‘picture of the day’ project. Wandering around Dun Laoghaire, Johnny, Davey and I took a stroll down the east pier, to this beauty. The East Pier Lighthouse was built in 1847, and had keepers living there till 1977, when it became fully automated. Doing a little research revealed that all the red that you see here used to be white. I wonder why they would change the colors…