Its finally here and I am really excited about this. Heritage week has been in full swing in Ireland since last Saturday. And the response to last week Challenge has been amazing. I had half expected that I would be the only one posting for this, but the amount of support has blown me away. The idea behind this challenge is to raise the awareness of people to the fact that our little world is filled with fantastic history and heritage, which is sadly forgotten about and ignored or destroyed. I also hope that this challenge can continue on a weekly basis, with your support, and that we can all learn about new and interesting places and some of the history behind them
So for our inaugural week we have four+ heritage related images from near and far. Each one is unique in its own right and tells a great story. So without further ado, let’s get on with the show.
- Medieval Font at Lincon Cathedral by Sue Vincent. Daily Echo
- Hellcat landing gear and Memorial by Richard Vittorioso. Misfit120
- Plymouth Plantation by Noelle Granger. SailingAway
- Royal Canal Kilcock by Aj Vosse. Ouch!! My back hurts!!
- Reptilian Nasty by Ed Mooney. EdMooneyPhotography
I could not make my mind up as to show a brand new image or revisit an older one. So as it is the first week I decided to go with this little teaser from a forthcoming post. I won’t tell you the exact details yet, but I found this rather surprising reptilian carved into a stone set above a doorway in a well-known religious site in Meath. It’s actually quite funny because this site has strong connections to the man known as St. Patrick whom is said to have rid Ireland of its snakes. So you could imagine my surprise when I came across this? Please feel free to have a guess. And for all this week’s images, please stop by and check out this week’s contributors via the links below their image and/or leave comments below for discussion.
I really hope that you enjoyed this week’s post as much as I have. It would be really great to keep this going as a weekly challenge. But, this will only happen with your continued support. So please don’t be shy, you don’t have to be a great photographer or historian to join in.
So here is how you too, can join in;
The plan is quite simple, each Wednesday I will be posting an image of a random site with a heritage connection. Any images sent in will be included in the challenge along with your name and a link to your site. Full credit is given to each participant. The joy of this challenge is that we can all participate and share our images whilst raising the awareness of our own particular History and Heritage. The image can be anything from an old Church or Castle, to a Battlefield or Neolithic tomb, the choices are endless. And you can capture the image on any device you choose to. It can be in colour, black and white or any variation. The important thing is that we share.
And so to make sure that the challenge runs smoothly here are a few notes on how to participate:
- All images must have been taking by you, there is no time restriction on this and you retain the copyright for your images
- Images should be submitted via email by no later than midnight GMT on the Sunday before so I can ensure the challenge is ready to be posted on the Wednesday morning. My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
- You don’t have to even have to be a WordPress blogger. This challenge is open to everyone, please include your name and a link back to your blog, website or social media page.
- Images should be kept at low resolution with the largest side at 1000 pixels or less, if you need help with this you can pm me.
- Once the challenge is published I will delete all files and mails from that week .
- Each contributor should write a small piece about their image on their blog, for readers to check out, or at least the history behind the shot by adding to the comments of each challenge.
Fingers crossed we will have some more fantastic Images, History and Heritage to share with you next Wednesday.