We have a stunning collection of images in store for this weekend. I have been so excited over the last few days waiting to see what came in, and I was not let down. Each and every entry for this week’s challenge is unique and has an important history associated with it. Some are well known and some are not, but I don’t think that will make a difference. The biggest kick I get is to come across a new site and then go off and learn all about it. So thank you to everyone whom contributed to this week’s challenge. This is by far the biggest one to date, so keep them coming in, don’t be shy. If you have submitted an image before, you know the score. And for those of you who have not yet participated! DON’T BE SHY, I really want to hear from you. Check out the end of this post for details on how you can join in on the fun. As always 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. If you missed out on last week’s Challenge, you can check it out HERE.
- David Hume’s tomb @ Old Carlton cemetery by Geoff Le Par @ TanGental
2. Skellig Michael, Ireland by Autum Wagner @ Autumnchangesblog
3. Lady of Lydlinch, East Dorset, England by Gordon Le pard @ GordonlePard
4. Knowth Megalithic Passage Tomb, Boyne Valley, Ireland by Ali Isaac @ Ali IsaacStoryteller
5. Ikuta Jinja – Shinto Shrine, Kobe, Japan by Daniel Schnee @ DanielSchnee
6. Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet by Jennifer Barnes @ SeatSixA
7. Whitby Abbey, North Yorkshire, England by Debunker @ CassidySlangScam
8. King Harold’s Grave Marker,Waltham Abbey, England by Phil Platt @ WheresPhil
Rinaskiddy Farmhouse, Cork, Ireland by Rose Massingham @ ReturningNemo
Wells Medieval Cathedral, Somerset, England by Sue Vincent @ Daily Echo
Kilteel Castle, Kildare, Ireland by Ed Mooney @ EdMooneyPhotography
Kilteel Castle dates back to the 15th century and was built on the site of an earlier monastery. Some of the ruins of which can still be seen. This was one of my first adventures in Ruinhunting. You can read all about its history HERE
I think that you will agree, we had a great bunch of submissions this week. I would love be able to include a bit of history on each and every one of them, but I don’t think I would have the space to do so. Many of the contributors will have this included on their own blog, so if any or all of the sites this week appeal to you, please feel free to drop a line in the comments section below. Or even better yet, click on the link located underneath each image and check out what they are up too. Im sure that they would be only too happy to hear from you and answer any questions you might have.
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.