Sunday, 9 September 2012

New photos of Newgrange and Dowth

Newgrange in the evening sunset glow. Taken September 8th, 2012.
I thought I would share a couple of recently taken photos from the Boyne Valley. Above is Newgrange taken about 20 minutes before sunset. Below is Dowth, which is the anglicised version of its Irish name, Dubhadh. According to the legend of Dowth, which is about a total eclipse of the sun, darkness fell on the men of Erin when they were making the mound. They abandoned the task, and the king said the place would forever more be known as 'Dubhadh - Darkness'. I think the photo captures that mood nicely.
Dowth - Darkness - in silhouette with the full moon.

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