Its been a quite week for me with the madness of the season, but I promise to have a couple of interesting posts for you before the end of the week. First up for todays Challenge is a trip over to the Isle of Wight to see the church of St. Boniface in Bonchurch as mentioned in the Doomsday Book. Then is off to sunny Florida to see the holocaust memorial which was erected on the infamous South Beach in Miami. Then its back to the Emerald isle for the remaining three stops on our weekly trek around the globe. First up is the historic Dublin Castle, home to many foreign invaders over the centuries. Then its of to Saggart just outside Dublin for the intruiging Boherboy Stone pair. A lovely set of standing stones also known as the Adam & Eve Stones. Finally we finish off the week with a trip to the fantastic ruins of Carbury Castle in Kildare. As
lways your comments are always welcome, if you would like to know more about any of the featured images, please click on the sumbitters link below the image. Or if you would like to submit an image of your own, continue to the end of this post to find out how.
1. Church of St. Bonificia, Isle of Wight. By Phil Platt @WheresPhil
2. Holocaust Memorial, South Beach, Miami, USA. By Geoff Le Pard @TanGental
3. Dublin Castle, Ireland. By A.J. Vosse @Ouch!! My back hurts!!
4. Boherboy Stones, Saggart, Ireland. By Ed Money @ EdMooneyPhotography
5. Carbury Castle, Kildare, Ireland. By Ed Money @ EdMooneyPhotography
The two stones at Boherboy are quite unique and the only ones of their kind that I have come across to date. Also known as the Adam and Eve Stones as they are said to represent the male & Female. To see more click HERE. Carbury Castle is a little hidden Gem, located on private farm lands this once magnificent ruins was a joy to explore. Located on the Offaly/Kildare border with connections to the O’Neill Dynasty, this was once the home of Cairbre, the son of Niall of the Nine Hostages and King of Ireland during the 5th century. To find out more click HERE.
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.