Thursday, March 19, 2009

Wexford Sights (II)




13 comments:

Sean Jeating said...

Magic misty moments marvellously matching my mood.

jams o donnell said...

I love the mood Egg

A Doubtful Egg said...

Thanks guys. Just a bit of info: the top two pictures are taken from the bridge crossing Wexford Harbour (the partially visible buildings are the quayside of Wexford Town), while the bottom two are the front and back of the Protestant church in Kilnamanagh, just up the road from my wee house.

Sean Jeating said...

A Protestant Church, DE? It looks like 1500 years old; so it has been redicated?

A Doubtful Egg said...

The mist makes it look older than it is! This church, dedicated to St. John, was built in 1813 on the site of an older church, demolished in 1805. It's one of six elegant little churches that were built around this period near the North Wexford coast. They're not open very often, except for services and for a brief period in the summer (they've had problems with vandalism, I was told by the caretaker in one). There's one up in Ardamine that's very beautiful, and I may post a picture or two in the near future.

Claudia said...

Well done! The church is imbued with a melancolic, dormant mysticism. I nearly expect a pirate ship at the horizon of Wexford Harbour. It's so suggestively mysterious and secretive. Are you sure no treasures are buried in your lands?
You wouldn't tell us, would you?

A Doubtful Egg said...

Treasure is for sharing, not for hoarding!

Claudia said...

Absolutely! And you do it so well in your blog. Thank you!

Green Of Eye, Sharp Of Claw said...

Pictures like this make me miss Ireland. Thanks for posting :)

A Doubtful Egg said...

I'm glad you like them. Despite all the problems, Ireland can be such a beautiful place sometimes...

mge said...

Great pics.

Specially the third one.

darren said...

Nice..the pics of the church remind of a movie..but for the life of me I cant think of it..it might be a scene from a Kubrick number..itll come to me..

darren said...

Kubricks 'Barry Lydon'.That what those pics remind me of.Whole film shot with natural light.Well,some scenes just shot with candlelight but ya now what I mean.No lecky lights like.Nice one shaggy!