Capturing History Challenge – Week 4

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I have yet another week of stunning images in store for this weeks challenge. With entries from around the globe, its always a real treat for me to see what comes in each week. Especially when I know nothing about the site in question and its history, So thank you to everyone whom contributed to this week’s challenge.  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.

Palace at Palenque

  1. Palace at Palenque by Leonide Martin @  leonidemartinblog & mistsofpalenque

Valley of Temples

2. Valley of Temples, Agrigento in Sicily. By Ali Isaac @Ali IsaacStoryteller

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3. Hillside Chalk White Horses, UK. By Sue Vincient @  Daily Echo

Bagan Temple Myanmar

4. Bagan Temple, Myanmar By Phil Platt @WheresPhil

Head of Minerva

5. Roman Head of Minerva, England by Autumn Allee @ Autumnchangesblog

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6. St. Brides, St. Dunstan’s & Temple Bar by Geoff Le Pard @TanGental


7. Oughavel Church, Laois, Ireland. By Ed Mooney @ EdMooneyPhotography

The church at Oughavel near Stradbally in Co. Laois is quite specacular for a simple country church. On my second visit here, I brought my three little ruinhunters whom had a blast. When I was showing them the mortuary chamber to the rear of the building, my eldest told me that that was where the ‘Vampire’s live’ 🙂 You can read all about its history HERE

And so thats it for this week, I hope that you have enjoyed this weeks selection of images. 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
  • 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.

About edmooneyphotography

Photographer, Blogger, Ruinhunter, with an unhealthy obsession for history, mythology and the arcane.
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37 Responses to Capturing History Challenge – Week 4

  1. beetleypete says:

    I’ve always loved the chalk carvings in England. I used to look out for them, when we were driving to the coast when I was a child.
    Another great selection, Ed. This is a popular theme indeed.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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  3. Sue Vincent says:

    Reblogged this on Daily Echo and commented:
    History and heritage in photos…


  4. oglach says:

    Incredible. The challenge keeps getting better. Thanks.

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  5. Ali Isaac says:

    Fantastic Ed! And you’re right, Oughavel Church looks AMAZING! Love the roman head of Minerva pic, too.

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  6. You actually want regular contributors? That is interesting. I will gladly fling a few images over the next few weeks if you are cool with that.

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  7. linnetmoss says:

    Knockouts! The Roman head of Minerva is my favorite.

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  8. Good pictures today Ed, I think I am going to try a walk on Sunday that will take me past a very special piece of local history so hopefully I will enter that for you next Monday….. Watch this space 😉

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  9. Ed, I will look through my pictures, this sounds very interesting! I will have to get with you about the pixels though! Love the White Horse and the Oughavel Church!

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    • It would be great to have you on board, the more the merrier. Don’t worry about the size of the image I can do it in a flash or talk you through it if you want👍

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      • Ok I will look through my photos for next week. I have to tell you my DNA results returned and I am not the person I thought I was! My # 2 nationality trait and well over 25 % was Irish! Will have to follow that to a greater degree! I’ve traveled to Ireland, but not to research my ancestry! I will have to live to 200 to get everything done!


  10. davidprosser says:

    Great photography from everyone.

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  11. BunKaryudo says:

    What a great idea for a challenge. I love seeing these. It’s hard for me to pick a favorite, though. They’re all so different and so interesting.


  12. willowdot21 says:

    WONDERFULL as in full of wonder!!

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  13. wheresphil says:

    Some wonderful read again this week. Thanks Ed 🙂

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  14. restlessjo says:

    Yet again I’m flitting around, Ed. Poland today for a wedding. 🙂 Love that glowing head shot and the white horse is an unusual inclusion. Life back to normal some time next week, I think 🙂

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  15. TanGental says:

    Marvellous selection Eddie

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  16. Debunker says:

    Another beautiful batch of pictures, Ed! I’ll definitely try to find one for next week! 🙂

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  17. amoralegria says:

    Hi Ed, I’m loving this challenge! I haven’t submitted anything yet, but would like clarification on two things: Is there a specific theme each week? (e.g. castles, ruins, etc.) If so where can I find it? My other question is, Do I have to submit something relating to MY heritage? Or just historical sites I have seen & photographed? Should I have some kind of explanation for it?

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    • Hi, glad you are enjoying the challenge. In answer to your questions,
      1. No there is no theme each week. You can pick and choose whatever you wish to share, once it has a history. It can be an old castle, church, ruin, statue, battlefield, graveyard, Neolithic site etc.
      2. It does not have to be related to your heritage, it can be from anywhere you choose. Once you have taken the photograph. You don’t have to give an explanation for it, but it is a nice idea of you post something on your own blog or website about the history of your image. That way a reader can follow the link back from the challenge to your site and read all about it.
      Hope this helps, if you need anything else, please let me know. I’m looking forward to see what you come up with.

      All the best, Eddie


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  19. jazzfeathers says:

    Fantastic. There are things I have never even imagine. What about those White chalk horses? 🙂

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