Capturing History Challenge – Week 7

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Still holding at five great sites for you this week, we first make the long trip to the southern hemisphere an to New Zeland. And to the town of Napier wich was destroyed in an earthquake in 1931. Then its back to Ireland and Roscommon Castle. Followed by a short trip across the Irish Sea to Kirkstall Abbey in West Yorkshire. We then move south again to see some ancient cave painting in Namibia. And finaly of course its back to the Emerald Isle and a lookaround the monastic city of St. Mullins in County Carlow. Now that a coincidence, with the Rugby World cup on at the moment, I just noticed that all the countries in this weeks challenge are in fact part of the World cup. 🙂

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1. Rebuilt town, Napier, New Zeland. By Geoff Le Pard @TanGental

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2. Roscommon Castle, Ireland. By Frank Scott @Kite Air Archaeology & Heritage Photography

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3. Kirkstall Abbey, England. By Sue Vincent @ Daily Echo

The White Lady

4. The White Lady of Brandberg, Namibia. By Phil Platt @WheresPhil

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5. St. Mullins Monastic City, Carlow, Ireland. By Ed Mooney @ EdMooneyPhotography

St. Mullins monastic city in Carlow is a stunning site, which could stand up too many of its contempories such as Cashel or Glendalough. The old Norman Motte & Bailey resides just outside its boundaries and casts a watchfull eye. There are numerous structures and artifacts contained within, including an old Church which has been converted into a Heritage centre.

And so we come to the end of this weeks challenge, 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.

And dont forget to start sending in submissions for the SPOOKTACULAR CHALLENGE on October 31st.

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 7

  1. colonialist says:

    Stunning variety!


  2. beetleypete says:

    Great to see Napier featured. This is a feast of Art Deco, and if I ever have the money for the air fare, I would love to go and see it.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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  3. noelleg44 says:

    Another great series of photos!

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  5. Sue Vincent says:

    Reblogged this on Daily Echo and commented:
    Week 7 of Ed Mooney’s Capturing History Challenge…

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  6. Cool concept. We sometimes forget that stuff we see everyday and yawn over is interesting to others. Great entries
    (Must look around here a bit…it’s a little less historical as the climate on the coastal plain and the developers levels stuff quickly)

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  7. I like the White Lady and the Napier ones.
    Only my opinion mind… 😉

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  8. Brandberg Lady for the win!

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  9. wheresphil says:

    But not all those countries remain in the RWC. As a Kiwi living in London I did have a good laugh at the England result at the weekend. Hoping to see you in final Ed.
    I haven’t been to Napier in a long time, but is a very special town, thanks for sharing it Geoff.
    Great selection, thanks Ed !

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  10. TanGental says:

    Choice Eddie. I loved the Irish entries this week; stunning (and glad you snuck in the Rugby World cup theme this week; three more days and your references will be halved – boo hoo – at least I can now be Irish for a month!)


  11. wonderful submissions and yours of course this week. It’s been a bit crazy this last while but I will have something for you next week!!

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  13. Rajiv says:

    Very cool. I have lots of such photos. By when do you want them sent in?

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  15. belshade says:

    Great variety as ever. Particularly enjoyed the Napier shots – lived there for more than 30 years. One thing about “capturing history” – you never know what’s coming up next.Des.

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  16. jazzfeathers says:

    Another fantastic collection. As always, I can’t decide which are my favourite.
    But I can tell you… at last, you’ll receive a few photos from Verona. Watch out! 😉

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  17. Ali Isaac says:

    LOVE the image of the White Lady of Namibia!

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