I see my mind as a tapestry woven through with memories, dreams and thoughts.

Friday, 23 September 2011

Sky Watch Friday

This is one of the round towers that are prevalent in this part of Ireland. Built by the monks, they were a refuge when under attack. There is a door high up, which they entered by a ladder that they pulled in behind them. They took anything of value with them and remained there until the danger had passed. The amzement of them is that they are so intricately and perfectly structured.
This one is beside the cahthedral and the church of St. Kevin, rising to dominate the skyline.

Enjoy the weekend!


(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

I love the amazing old world architecture. Lovely shot. I also like the rough sea, shown below. You make some great captures.

T Opdycke said...

History fascinates me and the architecture left behind tells wondrous stories, both real and imagined. I've never read about round towers, so this is a special treat. Thank you for sharing.

Olga said...

What interesting places you visit - I'm a little envious.

linda said...

this is fascinating...i love history and stories like these stir my imagination of the times long ago... i wonder how they managed to build such incredible buildings, perfectly crafted...it is also good to hear you again! xo

Elizabeth said...

I have always wanted to visit Ireland!
Such a haunting poem.

aguja said...

I have visited this place many times, and it never fails to move me ... and I wonder and wonder how the monks could possibly have created these towers.