This Galway sunset canvas print features a beautiful seaside view that is, no doubt, a familiar sight to most anyone who has visited or lived in Galway. This waterfront area is known as "The Long Walk." There doesn't seem to be any consensus as to why the quay past the Spanish Arch is called The Long Walk. Some thing it may be a corruption of Gaelic. Others have suggested it was named for the Spanish traders that frequented the harbor there. But in the rose by any other name camp, it's a beautiful stretch of seaside complete with colorful Irish homes. I was completely taken with this part of Galway and spent a lot time along The Long Walk and the Claddagh on the opposite side of the old harbor.
This has long been one of my most popular prints of Galway and indeed one of my most popular prints of Ireland in general. It is from a photo taken on my second visit to the city. The days are short in Ireland in winter, and on my first visit there on a bus tour, I only saw Galway in the dark. We arrived after sunset and left before sunrise the next morning. But I really liked Galway no matter the time of day and decided that I was coming back there after the bus tour was over. I barely made it before dark on my second trip there and so this was the first time I actually saw the waterfront in daylight! And it was dazzling! The last warm rays of the winter sun were really highlighting the colorful homes against the cool blue winter skies overhead. This alone would have made the trip to Galway worthwhile. The fact that I found the city enchanting was just icing on a two week stay there.
I would love to know what attracts you to this particular Galway sunset canvas print? Does it remind you of your own experience visiting the city? Perhaps you are from there or have family roots there? Maybe you love Ireland in general and this view of the Irish seaside simply calls to you?
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I'm a Hill and when I saw this I just had to buy it. I have so many fond memories of spending summer weeks down in Montezuma at Nanny and Paw's store. I was so sad when the flood filled the store with water but it was a testament to the community when so many banded together to help out afterwards. Just know I bought this print to frame and take to Nanny so she can enjoy it as well. Thank you so much for making this ❤️
Alison - Doraville, GA
The Fox Theatre is Definitely FABULOUS! THIS BLACK AND WHITE VERSION GIVES EXTRA NOSTALGIA I believe, is why I picked this 1, though I love ALL OF Mark's pics of the Fox. The theatre is Beautiful, I went to 2 - 3 concerts there years ago & So glad it didn't get torn down. Mark captured Great details in this pic!!
Beverly - Dalton, GA
This is the second print that I have ordered and I am very pleased. The colors and composition of the print are lovely.
Betsy - Gainesville, GA
She Loves It!
My girlfriend just received the print, and she loves it! We both love the vibrant colors, and Forsyth Park, Savannah in general, and Tybee Island are special to us because she lives in NC and I live in FL, so every once in a while we’ll meet in the middle and explore together.
Thank you so much!
Micah - Rocky Point, NC
Canvas Prints - Product Information
Stretched canvas prints are a great choice for decorating your home or office. Canvas art is a classic choice that is at home in traditional and modern decor alike.
After the purchase of your canvas print, it is made to your order. The artwork is printed on an acid-free poly/cotton blend canvas. The use of archival inks and substrate means that your canvas art print should last a lifetime without fading or loss of color.
When ordering your print, you have a choice between glossy and matte finishes. While I ordinarily love matte finishes on prints, I do like the sheen that comes on glossy canvas prints. Ultimately I would suggest letting the amount of light in your space guide your choice. In a brightly lit environment, I would lean towards a matte finish to reduce the chance of glare.
There are three wrap styles to choose from for canvas prints. The mirrored wrap choice mirrors and extends the image to the sides of the canvas wrap (without losing any of the original artwork on the front). The majority of the time I would suggest this is the best choice. The other two options are a solid black wrap or white wrap. You can see a preview of each option when selecting wrap color.
After printing, the canvas is stretched over and secured to a wooden frame of 1.5" by 1.5" stretcher bars. The entire production process takes from 10 to 15 business days. Your artwork will arrive in sturdy packaging. The hanging wire will be attached and all hardware necessary to hang your canvas print will be included. Canvas prints are a great ready-to-hang option.