Saturday, May 10, 2014

Giro d'Italia Stage 2: The Gates of Carn Lough

For the first time ever the Giro d'Italia left continental Europe to start in Northern Ireland, first with the Team Time Trial in Belfast and then today's stage that raced 219 kilometers heading north out of Belfast before turning west along the coast and heading back along the Irish Sea to Belfast.  The Irish have embraced the Giro turning out bedecked in pink and line nearly every kilometer of the stage's course.  I was so taken with this little girl's pink sunglasses and pink rain coat as she held onto dad and watched the bikes speed by.  This is an original watercolor and ink postcard that can be yours by visiting my artist website at, or you could just follow the direct link at the end of this post.'Italia%202014/2361983---198213/Painting.html#.U26kMc_D_IU