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Saturday, July 15, 2006

Sat Photo Hunt


This weeks theme is Doors


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This is the door of an old church ruin on the largest Aran Island (Inishmore) off the west coast of Ireland. Temple Benan is only about 13 feet deep and 7 feet wide. It would accommodate maybe 20 people. People stood up for mass in those days. It originates from around 900 A.D.

That is Mum at the door taking a picture of the stone altar. I like to include any pictures I have of my mom on my blog because it brings me comfort as she passed away last year.

These islands are where the original Aran (fisherman) sweaters came from. Each sweater is knit with a different pattern, so that if the fisherman was lost at sea, his body could be identified by the pattern on the sweater.

Here is more info on the Aran Islands if you are interested

Doolin Ferries to the Islands

Irish Islands

Aran Islands

About the Islands Ireland West

Fascinating powerpoint from Prof. Dr. Christoph Reinfandt with wonderful pictures from the Islands.

27 comments:

Dani said...

{{{Hugs}}} Nice photo for the theme. Take care. Dani

Fleur De Lisa said...

That is indeed a very special photo and perfect for the theme today. Thanks for sharing all the background info too- I love learning something new every day!

Love your new blog look by the way. :-)

Wystful1 said...

Wow!!! Being from Irish decent, I love, LOVE this....with all the history you share too.

Wonderful

(The hummingbird heading is gorgeous)

My Saturday Photo is posted.

Deb said...

Nice picture and sweet memory...thanks for sharing your mom with us. I'm sorry for your loss...

michele said...

That is a great picture and it's amazing that it's still standing after all these years. Wow! Thanks for the background information. And I'm sorry about your mom. It's great that you have memories of her to share with us.

Like the new look of your blog.
My photo is at
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Denise said...

That's a tiny doorway!

Melli said...

Wow! I doubt that I would fit through that doorway! It is wee small! I'd have to "suck in"... LOL! Very cool pic!

Write From Karen said...

That totally and completely gives me the creeps! It looks like it could fall on her at any time!

(Apparently, I have issues I wasn't aware of. lol)

Great choice! Enjoy the weekend

Connie and Rob said...

You just had the perfect picture for this week's theme. Very nice.

Take care,
Connie

My photo is up.

Maribeth said...

I loved how you did your theme this week! I learned so much and it was fun. Great pictures too.

eph2810 said...

Very cool doorway :)...Thank you for sharing.
Oh and thanks for the explanation on the sweaters. Cool - didn't know that.
Happy Saturday - mine is up too.

Viamarie said...

Awesome, love your choice for this week's theme.

Mine is up too.

Carmen said...

didn't make it to the Aran islands when we were there, but did stop over in Doolin.

Nice new blog skin!

Expat Traveler said...

ah yes a new skin and a great pic. We want to visit too (Irleand that is)! I'm hoping next year or the one after that...

Thanks for the visit. :)

Stacie said...

Great pic! I just love the history in old places and ruins like that, so fascinating. I was intriged by the story behind the sweater as well! Thanks for visiting my photo! Stacie

mar said...

I am 5'3 so your door is probably perfect for me!!sorry to hear about your mom...
Nice story about the sweaters and thanks for the map, too. I love maps.
Happy saturday, nice new template!

Karen said...

I think the people must have been a lot smaller back then.

Thanks for visiting me.

Lazy Daisy said...

I love doors with stories. What a nice memory.

MysteriousLady said...

Awesome door, and loved the story with it! Thank you for sharing that!

Mines finally up, because I finally rolled out of bed for the day! Have to catch up on sleep when I'm off ya know!

Happy Saturday!

Reverberate58 said...

Too cool! Nice to include you Mom when you can! Mom's that have passed on are so wonderful to remember! NIce history you passed on also!My photo is up. Hope you are having a super Saturday!

Eagle Lover said...

Great choice and story too.

YellowRose said...

Being fascinated with Ireland and it's history...alittle Irish blood in me, I love your choice!!

Happy Saturday!

Teena said...

Cool pic!

Thanks for stopping by mine :)

Proud Mum said...

Great picture, and thanks for the history lesson! That was so cool!

GoofyJ said...

Great photo! Cool history too. :) I played

FRIDAY'S CHILD said...

You've got one historical door.
thanks for dropping by.

TNChick said...

I was so busy last week I'm just now visitin' the doors. This is pretty neat and insteresting. I love takin' photos of historical things.