Welcome to another great instalment of the Capturing History Challenge. Its crazy to think that this has been running for eight weeks now, time sure does fly when your kept busy and having fun. And with an increase in submssions this week, there are some real treats in store for you. But before we continue, I just want to confirm something after a recent conversation with a fellow blogger, whom believed that they could not participate in the Challenge as they only take snaps on their camera phone! Well to set the record straight and I have said this before. This challenge is more about the sharing of Historical places of interest than photography, and is open to anyone whom has an interest in sharing. Images can be taken on any device of your choosing 🙂 So lets get started, first off its down to the southern Algarve in Sunny Portugal and Castro Marim. Then we travel across to England to see the ruins of Corfe Castle in Dorset. Followed by a trip to Italy to see the stunning Torre dei Lamberti in Verona.Then for something exotic its of to India for the first time in this challenge to the Walled City of Old Dehli. Next up is a place which I am sure not many of us would have had the chance to see in person, the ancient Incian City of Macchi Picchu in Peru. Then its back to England to see St.Margarets Church with its Round Tower in Norfolk. Staying in England we travel down to Somerset to see the Church of St. Michael on the Burrow Mump. Then we travel north int Scotland to see the awe inspiring Rosslyn Chapel with its fascinating history which was recently rejuvinated by a Dan Brown Novel. Then last but not least, its back to the homeland and The Rock of Dunamase.
1. Castro Marim, Algarve, Portugal. By Johanna Bradley @Restlessjo
2. Corfe Castle, Dorset, England. By Phil Platt @WheresPhil
3. Torre dei Lamberti, Verona, Italy. By Sarah Zama @ TheOldShelter
4. Walled City of Old Dehli, India. By Rajiv Chopra @ RajivChopra
5. Macchi Picchu, Peru. By Ali Isaac @ AliIsaacStoryteller
6. St. Margarets Church, Norfolk, England. By Pete @ BeetleyPete
7. Church of St Michael, Somerset, England. By Sue Vincent @ Daily Echo
8. Rosslyn Chapel, Scotland. By Cybele Moon @ TheRunesOftheGateKeepersDaughter
9. The Rock of Dunamase, Laois, Ireland. By Ed Mooney @ EdMooneyPhotography
This week I was inspired by Phils image of Corfe Castle which reminded me so much of one of my all time favourite ruins, The Rock of Dunamase. This was probably the first old ruin I ever shot and where the Ruinhunter persona was born. Its in complete ruin now as you can see, but has a fantastic history which spans from ancient Ireland up into Medieval times. It was once owned by the former King of Leinster, Diarmait Mac Murchada. Which also passed on to Richard de Clare, 2nd Earl of Pembroke, and eventually William Marshall. You can read all about its great history HERE.
Sadly thats it for another week. I really have to thank each and every contributor whom has made this challenge possible by submitting their images. If you would like to know more about the individual sites please click the link under the image and visit their site. Many have posted about their image and I am sure that they would love to hear from you and answer any questions you might have. If you would like to join in on this challenge, please read on…………
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.