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CaptainVertigo
2012-05-17 00:28:35
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Paul Henry Sell Off
Regular readers will be familiar with my denunciations of the entire mountain oeuvre of Paul Henry deceased, late of Achill Island. Predictably enough nervous collectors have been shedding their Henrys ever since my comments were widely reported. Not for the first time have I caused a "run" in the market. But there you are: I use my powers sparingly and with terrible effect.
PHenry was a Belfast born artist, the son of an evangelical clergyperson. He apparently suffered a "strict upbringing" leaving him fit for painting and nothing else . He trained in London and Paris and learned how to use "tone over colour". I'm not sure what that means except that his work appears washed out and flat. Let's be honest. He deliberately exaggerated the height of the sky so as to make mountains apppear comparatively small. He was a mountain hater: be in no doubt about that.
In my youth I was blessed with fiery red hair and front teeth that were slightly too large for my then unformed mouth. My cunning parents introduced me to the John Hinde organisation where I became something of a star (in the company of a certain ginger girl who subsequently became editor of "The Sun"). Together Rebekah and I walked the valleys of our western seaboard with our asses faithfully in tow. How John Hinde irradiated the postcards of the 40s, 50s and 60s. What vibrancy! An unashamedly deep blue sky. Throbbingly purple mountains. And our hair. Profoundly, extravagantly, carotine red. John Hinde:now there was an artist!


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CaptainVertigo
CaptainVertigo 2 hours ago.
I joined MountainViews on St.Patrick's Day 2005. Although I had been hillwalking on and off since my school days in Galway, in later years with the Navan Trekkers, I can honestly say that MV deli...

  
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Close Encounters near Coomataggart
CaptainVertigo 3 hours ago.
It was almost 2am last Saturday morning, as I turned the ‘Ham towards the Cork/Kerry border at Ballyvourney. An oncoming vehicle passed me by, ground to a halt, before turning and following me. Th...

  
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New blog !!
David-Guenot 4 hours ago.
Here below is the link to my very first blog article, about a walk I had in the Pyrenees last summer. Do not hesitate to comment and subscribe.http://lonepeakbagger.com/index.php/2017/04/25/pique-...

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Camaderry Mountain: Great views from Camaderry
jasonmac a day ago.
Parked at the Glendalough upper lake and paid the 4 euro, glad i did as this hike took me over 4 hours and the carpark was past closing by the time I got back. headed along the left side of lake a...

  
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Near Carrignagower, Comeragh Mountains (Ireland)
DenisMc a day ago.
walk, Len: 14.3km, Climb: 730m, Area: Carrignagower, Comeragh Mountains (Irelan...

  
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Croaghskearda: Views
Strikeen 2 days ago.
Some more views

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Croaghskearda: Views from atop
Strikeen 2 days ago.
Some spectacular views from this mountain

  
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Slievecoiltia: Will explore next time.
Corkonian 3 days ago.
There is a drive to the top. Busy place. Good views from the top.

  
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A Long Walk to Conigar
CaptainVertigo 3 days ago.
walk, Len: 27.1km, Climb: 1095m, Area: Coomataggart, Shehy/Knockboy (Ireland) C...

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Lacken Hill: Great views. Good spot.
Corkonian 3 days ago.
Good spot and a good place to walk. Final part of the climb to the top is a bit of a challenge. Spectacular wide ranging views from the hill top. Also historical monuments on the hill top. Underst...

  
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GPS Device Found
GSheehy 2 weeks ago.
GPS Unit found in the Maumturks . Contact 086/8449239 for details.

  
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Cycle around Ballinastoe etc.
simon3 3 days ago.
A cycling track. run, Len: 29.5km, Climb: 399m, Area: Robber's Pass Hill, Dublin/Wicklow (Irelan...


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