Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #188: A Special Place

I have been a regular follower of the Lens-Artists since Patti, Tina, Amy, and Ann-Christine started their weekly challenge and it is a real honour being asked to host one of their weekly challenges.

The theme of this week’s challenge is “A Special Place“. Many of us have a special place; maybe it is a place you like to escape to when you need a break from the ups and downs of the everyday; or it may be just a place you enjoy spending time. Your special place may be a certain room in your house, it may be a place you like to visit, or it may be a building such as a library, museum, or church.

There are many reasons too why a place may be special. It might be a memory that it holds, or the way the light plays in that space, it may be something to do with the way the place feels or smells. It would be wonderful if you could show us the places that are or were special to you and if you can tell us why. I live in the west of Ireland and am lucky to be surrounded by many beautiful places.

In general, though, I am a home bird, so for me my garden is a truly special place. It is somewhere to sit and enjoy, somewhere to garden and find release from the stresses of work.

If I go anywhere, I just love going to the coast. Growing up, I spent many happy summer days with my family, by the ocean on the north-west coast of County Mayo, so maybe it is this that connects me to the sea. Or it might be just the smell of the salt, the feel of the wind in my hair. It is a place where I can always find peace, no matter what the season.

Many thanks to Anne Sandler for her Water challenge. It was so lovely to enjoy all the beautiful photographs and posts.

We hope you will join us this week. We look forward to seeing what makes a place special for you. Please link to my post here and use the Lens-Artists tag to help us find you.

Next week, Tina will lead LAPC #189. Her subject is Odds and Ends.

150 thoughts on “Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #188: A Special Place

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  3. Leya

    A beautiful post, Karina – your garden is a sanctuary and a haven – and your images show it so well. They always want me to visit…to go back to Ireland once more. The seascapes are always soothing, and I can feel the peacefulness in all your images. The blue fence and flowers make me so long for summer. Your special places are easily mine as well.

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    1. Murtagh's Meadow Post author

      Thank you so much for your kind words Ann-Christine. I hope you can come and visit Ireland again soon, you would be most welcome.


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    1. Murtagh's Meadow Post author

      Thank you for your lovely comment. Someday I may get to walk in the Pyrenees – thank you for sharing your beautiful photos.

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