Family week reaches hump day with this pick from my mother. It’s a picture of a Dublin streetlight at dusk. However, the pinkish cast to the light is solely the result of Photoshop.¹ Please don’t visit Dublin and then get mad when night falls and the streetlights are just plain old white, like they are everywhere else.

¹Why did I do this? Because I felt like it. What other excuse do great artists need?

October 23, 2017 — Dublin

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