Category Archives: religious architecture

Late September Afternoon Light, Glendalough

I love it when the right light comes my way! As I do like quoting “It’s all about the light” – utterly, completely. Imagine my delight when I arrived in photography heaven in Glendalough…wonderful old monastic ruins and late afternoon

Late September Afternoon Light, Glendalough

I love it when the right light comes my way! As I do like quoting “It’s all about the light” – utterly, completely. Imagine my delight when I arrived in photography heaven in Glendalough…wonderful old monastic ruins and late afternoon

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A lone figure seen in the churchyard at St Mullins in Ireland:

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A lone figure seen in the churchyard at St Mullins in Ireland:

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Just as I was lining up the arch in the Monastic gateway at Glendalough marvelling at the late afternoon light, a man walked into shot (would have been even better were he walking away from me, towards the light!!):

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Just as I was lining up the arch in the Monastic gateway at Glendalough marvelling at the late afternoon light, a man walked into shot (would have been even better were he walking away from me, towards the light!!):

Pleasure of Ruins / 7 Jerpoint Abbey

Another marvellous old abbey ruin – alas not a great deal of it still standing. Jerpoint abbey was founded in 1160, and colonised by Cistercian monks soon after. It follows the conventional Cistercian layout, but many of the buildings in

Pleasure of Ruins / 7 Jerpoint Abbey

Another marvellous old abbey ruin – alas not a great deal of it still standing. Jerpoint abbey was founded in 1160, and colonised by Cistercian monks soon after. It follows the conventional Cistercian layout, but many of the buildings in

Glendalough – It’s all about the LiGht (CFFC Letter G)

Here are a couple of images taken at the 6th Century monastic settlement in Glendalough, Co Wicklow, Ireland. The light was stunning on a late September afternoon. I posted my first image from this place a short while ago, and

Glendalough – It’s all about the LiGht (CFFC Letter G)

Here are a couple of images taken at the 6th Century monastic settlement in Glendalough, Co Wicklow, Ireland. The light was stunning on a late September afternoon. I posted my first image from this place a short while ago, and

Gothic

I just love the clouds in this…a nod to El Greco’s gloriously oppressive View of Toledo?? And those two black clad individuals, one barely visible in the distance. Otherwise, it’s deserted…

Gothic

I just love the clouds in this…a nod to El Greco’s gloriously oppressive View of Toledo?? And those two black clad individuals, one barely visible in the distance. Otherwise, it’s deserted…

Black & White Sunday: Ceiling

Just a couple from the archives, not the best examples, but perhaps something a little different. First up, from a mosque in Turkey: …and the end wall and part of the ceiling from a wooden church in Maramures, Romania: See

Black & White Sunday: Ceiling

Just a couple from the archives, not the best examples, but perhaps something a little different. First up, from a mosque in Turkey: …and the end wall and part of the ceiling from a wooden church in Maramures, Romania: See