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    Travelogue: Ireland

    These images were captured on color slide film in 2002 and recently converted to B&W. They represent Ireland as I most often fondly remember the scenery.


    Celtic crosses (I could photograph them forever.)
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    Cliffs of Moher (Be sure to visit them in the late afternoon.)
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    Dingle Peninsula (Far more beautiful than the far more famous Ring of Kerry)
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    Connemar: the quaint side of Ireland
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    Ruins of Althassel Abbey (I enjoyed the less visited ruins in Ireland more than the famous ruins.)
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    Re: Travelogue: Ireland

    Excellent set of images.

    The graveyard shot is particularly powerful.

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    Great set of images... I agree with Donald, the graveyard shot is really powerful! I like the monochrome, it seems to suit the old ruins.

    For an interesting aside regarding Celtic Crosses and Celtic Catholicism, look up the Synod of Whitby! I don't know if this important event is well known in the U.K. but, it was, IMO, a history changing event and virtually no one on my side of the pond has ever heard of it.

    The Synod of Whitby was a seventh century Northumbrian synod where King Oswiu of Northumbria ruled that his kingdom would calculate Easter and observe the monastic tonsure according to the customs of Rome, rather than the customs practised by Iona (Celtic Catholicism) and its satellite institutions.

    If England had retained Celtic Catholicism, rather than Roman Catholicism; Henry the VIII would not have needed to petition the Pope in Rome for a divorce and England might not have joined the Protestant Reformation. What a difference track world history would have taken if the Protestant Reformation had not been supported by England, especially by the English Fleet. Probably no Spanish Armada and Spain could very well have succeeded putting down the Protestant Faith in Holland; and so on...

    And... with the possibility of no Protestant vs Catholic struggles in England, what a difference there might have been in England's Royal Succession!
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    Re: Travelogue: Ireland

    Mike, I really like the crosses and the ruins in B&W. I agree with Donald and Richard that the first is an especially powerful image. I also like the composition and feel of the cliffs image. I do, however, miss the color in the Dingle Peninsula and the house.

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    The image of the crosses is my favorite too, so I'm especially pleased that you folks like it too. Thanks for commenting!

    Great history lesson, Richard! I had no idea about it.

    Terri, the image below is for you. I realize that you're prone to color images, so I'm posting only under the condition that you promise to continue remaining open-minded about monochrome images.

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