Capturing History Challenge Week 11

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Well after the double challenge last week, everyone must be worn out. We only have three images this week, to which I have added two of my own. But never theless we got some great places to see, all with a unique history. Hopefully everyone will be well rested and back in action for next week.

This week we start of in India, with another one of those stunning city gates from Dehli. Then we head of to the Sunny Algarve to see the church of St. Lawrence in Portugal. Next up we travel into the depts of Yucatán, to see the ancient Mayan Palace of Sayil in Mexico. Then we head back to Ireland to see a fascinating pair of Standing Stones known as the Adam & Eve Stones in Saggart. Finally we move across to Cruagh to see a rather unusual Watchtower located within a graveyard.


1. Turkman Gate, Old Dehli, India. By Rajiv Chopra  @ RajivChopra


2. Church of St. Lawrence, Algarve, Portugal. By Elizabeth Lloyd @LostInThe Past

Palace at Sayil -in the jaws of kukulkan

3. Royal Palace at Sayil, Algarve, Mexico. By Cybele Moon @ TheRunesOftheGateKeepersDaughter


4. Boherboy Stone Pair, Saggart, Ireland. By Ed Mooney @ EdMooneyPhotography


5. Cruagh WatchTower, RockBrook, Ireland. By Ed Mooney @ EdMooneyPhotography

My first image of the Boherboy Stone pair which are also known as the Adam and Eve stones can be found out in Saggart, in the middle of a well kept field. The landowner suprisingly keeps the area well trimed and does not appear to let cattle into the field. Its a fascinating find which you can read all about HERE.

The second image is a rather unusual Watchtower situated in the middle of a grave yard in rural Dublin. This was a first of its kind for me and was used to keep watch over fresh graves back in the 18th – 19th centuries. During this period. Cadaviers fetched a very high price and although it was illegal, many men were involved in the supply of corpses to the medical proffession. Read all about All Along The WatchTower.

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
  • 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.

After the success of this yeaars SPOOKTACULAR, I am considering doing a similar challenge for the festive season in December. So if you might be interested in joining in, drop me a line and if I get enough interest over the next couple of weeks, we will have another great challenge to look forward too. Register your interest @


About edmooneyphotography

Photographer, Blogger, Ruinhunter, with an unhealthy obsession for history, mythology and the arcane.
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28 Responses to Capturing History Challenge Week 11

  1. mukul chand says:

    wonderful pics, great idea.

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  2. Ali Isaac says:

    Sorry Ed, had a bad week last week, and still only just catching up. Sorry I missed it. Great images agai n this week. 😊

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  3. jfwknifton says:

    A lovely picture of the old Irish standing stones. A similar pair in Western Cornwall were wide enough for my wife and I to hold hands and then I could touch one stone easily and she could touch the other. I wonder if they were once used for marriages?

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    • Quite possable. They were known as the Adam and Eve stones as they represented both the male and female energies. There are a number of these stone pairs all over the isles. Buth this was the first one I saw in person. 🙂


  4. Here Ed!, Where’s my last entry gone? Donning ton Castle I think it was….
    Have I missed it amid the furore of the Ghostly Halloween shenanigans?

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  5. wheresphil says:

    Sorry, I missed it to Ed, I was going to do a Donnington Castle next too – will have to find something different. I am sure I have visited some other spots 🙂

    Great posts this week, looking forward to reading over the weekend!

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  7. Fascinating images. Great idea to discover some expected spots with intriguing history

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  8. johnwhye415 says:

    Great pictures as usual Ed, keep up the great work!

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  9. beetleypete says:

    Still a great selection. Your round tower is first-rate, and I am jealous of the Mayan ruins too.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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  10. avemi says:

    niesamowite… 🙂

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  11. jazzfeathers says:

    Well, they may be few, but they are stunning!


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