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About dreapadoir

Emergency Physician, author of Emergency Medicine blog, photographer at


Rocks are Earth’s previous thoughts:  Scattered like abandoned ideas Or filed in folds and strata Like memories  Advertisements

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Ancient Rain

I experienced this quite incredible and unusual concert last night – “Ancient Rain” by Paul Kelly and Camille O’Sullivan. A rather original combination of theatre, poetry and music. I urge you to see it if you get a chance. I … Continue reading

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State-change 俳句

The sublime mind boils with ideas which, not written, soon evaporate 

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Mourne Mountain panoramas

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Fine filaments of life

I became acutely aware of the heavy rhythm of my breathing syncopated with the pulsing in my neck as my face gently broke through filament after filament of the fine filigree of first webs. I spun my pedals at a … Continue reading

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The Quay

Barnacle encrusted stumps remain. Thrusting, vertebral fossils From tidal glar pools and rising silt. The bar is no longer dredged: Time gently smudges over noisy, dark, Dangerous memories: Coal-black, Bent-backed, Hard men stooping – Their iron shovels grate on coal, … Continue reading

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Mt. Wellington from Mortimer Bay

A long overdue date with my camera and some filters this evening gave me a few images worth sharing. This is a long exposure taken with a ten-stop ND filter and a Galen Rowell three-stop hard grad. The rest will … Continue reading

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