Ireland

Dun Aengus - Dublin - The Giant's Causeway

Miscellaneous Emerald & Grey

Dun Aengus

This prehistoric stone fort on the western island of Inishmore hugs the edge of a coastal cliff which reaches to about 100 meters high. To get to the fort, you climb past limestone pavement with crisscrossing grikes made about 350 million years ago — an extension of the Burren in Country Clare. The view from the top is stunning — and a bit scary!

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Dublin

Trinity College, next to Pomodoro's sculpture,  Sphere Within Sphere

Trinity College, next to Pomodoro's sculpture, Sphere Within Sphere

An English alabaster carving depicting the resurrection (15th C.)

An English alabaster carving depicting the resurrection (15th C.)

Joshua Reynold's  Parody of the School of Athens , 1751 (National Gallery). The details are hilarious ...

Joshua Reynold's Parody of the School of Athens, 1751 (National Gallery). The details are hilarious ...

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Above is Raphael's original  School of Athens , 1511

Above is Raphael's original School of Athens, 1511

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The Giant's Causeway

On the north coast of Ireland, east of Derry, are tens of thousands of basalt columns jutting up from the sea. The name for this geological site (which formed about 50-60 million years ago) comes from a Celtic myth about the giant Fionn mac Cumhaill who used these rocks to reach Scotland in order to fight the giant Benandonner. 

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Miscellaneous Emerald & Grey

Kylemore Abbey, County Galway

Kylemore Abbey, County Galway

The Cliffs of Moher, County Clare

The Cliffs of Moher, County Clare

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Saint Patrick's Day in Galway

Saint Patrick's Day in Galway

Bunratty Castle, County Clare

Bunratty Castle, County Clare

Two final shots of Dun Aengus -- a truly awesome site!

Two final shots of Dun Aengus -- a truly awesome site!

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