Wednesday, 6 January 2016

While we're on the subject...

Here's another Provia-view of Donegal, but from much, much closer to home:

This was taken early October about half a mile from our house and is looking down The Bann estuary towards Donegal way in the distance there.  You might just make out that wee round tower thing sticking up near the long, low building on the left middle.  The bigger building is the ruins of Downhill Castle, which the Earl Bishop of Bristol Frederick Hervey built in the 18th Century.  The round tower is Mussenden Temple, built in the Italianate style for his cousin, as one does when one is an Earl or a Bishop, or both as in this case.  It's built right on the edge of the cliff and is pretty spectacular, I have to admit.  I should really take a decent snap of it, but it's a bit like a lot of the things around here (Dunluce Castle, Giant's Causeway), photographed to death.  So for the moment I'm resisting.

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