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Whispers of a Quite Man

By Ridgeway
We were on a drive that was going to take two hours,,I felt great excitement.A wee adventure in the wilds of Connemara.We were on the way to Kylemore Abbey.In my head as interesting as it souned I personally was more interested in the country side.Before setting off I was warned by the boss not to be stopping every time the landscape changed.Ireland only needs a bend in the road a bit of a hill but then thats me decribing most parts of Europe.Any way tipping along about twenty over the speed limit I floored the brakes much to my passengers disgust.I had seen a sign,,Quite Man,,where have I heard that before,,I didnt stop due to the grumbles from the back.So we reached the compulsary 20 above limit and set off for the abbey.We got there had a wander and a coffee with a local made brown bread and a chunk of ham,,,yum,,.The girls dissappeared and I was left day dreaming,,,and out of the daze my ears began to tune into an Italian conversation,,,somthing,somthing Quite Man,,why was that trying desperatly to ring a bell in my poor aul brain.
BANG,,or ring ring,,John Bloody Wayne,,he was in the film Quite Man,,,ah the bridge where he had a fight with a bloke over a woman,,Thats waht the sign siad,,Bridge of The Quite Man.So when the girls arrived back I was grinning," I want to take a detour on the way back,,,grumbles,,
Anyway John Wayne with Maureen O Hara were in the Film and here was where the famous fight took place,,well can you blame me,I am not often down that way,lol
Well I dont know how many times I was John Wayne growing up killing all those meany Indians,,.So here's one for my hero.
"Whisper's of a Quite Man"

Sorry for the long winded story,,



Tags: Holiday River Drive Water Bridge Architecture Connemara Galway Landscape and travel

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NeilWigan Plus
7 17 16 England
10 Sep 2010 11:17PM
the other man was victor mclaglan great film lovely shot.

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Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
10 Sep 2010 11:19PM
Beautiful landscape and excellent capture of it.........Sandy
rpba18205 8 1 4 United Kingdom
11 Sep 2010 12:48AM
Lovely image.Super detail & sky.
gary_d 10 576 13 Wales
11 Sep 2010 1:26AM
A lovely scene very well captured. - gary
11 Sep 2010 2:15AM
lovely captured
kaz ...
cassiecat 9 39 46 England
11 Sep 2010 5:31AM
thanks for the story i used to love the john wayne films and remember this one.lesley
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
11 Sep 2010 6:30AM
Love the write-up, Aidan, and what a beautiful image to go with it. Superbly composed, captured and presented, good work. Carol
11 Sep 2010 9:06AM
Lovely well composed image and nicely presented Aidan

Mynett 9 142 6 United Kingdom
11 Sep 2010 9:09AM
what a story, and what a lovely capture too, I enjoyed your memois of playing and acting JW as a kid ....

Linda Wink
lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
11 Sep 2010 11:30AM
Beautiful colours esprcially in the water
Ray42 9 3 England
12 Sep 2010 10:44AM
I remember the film well - I see what you mean Aidan - a little dark perhaps but a lovely scene - (where were the dogs? Jumping in the river I expect and having a good sniff and play)
12 Sep 2010 4:09PM
Absolutely first class, the film was top notch and Victor MacGlaglen was the man who fought John Wayne, interestingly John Wayne became a movie star when one day Raoul Walsh discovered him, what was he doing? carrying out some furniture to a truck
brownsilent 11 7 2 United Kingdom
12 Sep 2010 4:46PM
A wonderful image and a lovely story behind it,
12 Sep 2010 9:55PM
Great shot, really good write up too.
Well done....Ricky.
BarryC123 9 43 25 Ireland
12 Sep 2010 10:40PM
A really great shot, Aidan.
I love the detail in this, and the write-up too !
metro074 8 8 Australia
13 Sep 2010 11:38AM
An outstanding capture. Well done

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