Thursday, 6 June 2013

A new sky in an old landscape

Post and run time again!

This image was taken in the Burren in County Clare, Ireland.  This area is one of the largest areas of limestone karst in Europe - it also has a very high density of archaeological sites - with about 90 megalithic tombs.

This is a scan from a slide rather than an original digital image.


I hope it contains enough sky!

You can find lots more sky at Sky Watch Friday 

21 comments:

Margaret Adamson said...

Hi Stewert When were you at the Burren? Margaret

Carole M. said...

an intruiging image Stewart; nice perspective

Marcia said...

Oh, I'd love to see that in person.

ladyfi said...

Wonderful composition!

Gail Dixon (La.Belle) said...

So dramatic! What is that bright image to the right of the stone I wonder?

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

I'd like to have seen how they got that slab of rock up there.

Karen said...

Enough sky for sure, but I LOVE the rock!

TexWisGirl said...

contains enough sky. ha ha. :)

Sylvia K said...

Wonderful, moody skies and a terrific shot of a very interesting place, Stewart! Hope you have a good weekend!!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I have seen that exact same rock shape in the American Southwest! Sure it contains enough sky...the rock makes it more interesting.

eileeninmd said...

Stewart, it is an interesting spot and a dramatic sky! I thought of Stonehedge at first! Thanks for sharing, happy Skywatching!

DIMI said...

Wonderful picture Stewart from a country i love and want to visit one day!!Have a lovely day!
Dimi..

DeniseinVA said...

A dramatic photo with those interesting rock formations Stewart. Great SkyWatch Friday photo.

Denise
An English Girl Rambles

From The Heart said...

Great photo. It is nice to be here at home, and get to visit the world!

Kusum Sanu said...

Great photo!

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Intriguing location, and agree with Sinbad... how did they get that slab up there!?

Timur said...

Nice photo !!

Have a nice weekend ... Greetings

Erika Price said...

Just as I remember it, you've captured a very familiar moody Burren sky! Happy WW

Small City Scenes said...

I see the sky and the wonderful clouds. I am learning so much about our world from blogs. I wish my geography class in school--oh those many years ago--was this informing. MB

Larry said...

I love the way you framed that photo. I should go to Ireland some day. My great grandfather was a blacksmith somewhere in a place called Country Cork. I'll bet that I must have relatives over there.

Pat Tillett said...

Amazing! I looks like it has been there for a very long time.