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Kilmacduagh Monastery, Galway, Ireland

Kilmacduagh’s St Colmáns Cathedral

Kilmacduagh Round Tower, the tallest pre-modern building in Ireland

Kilmacduagh (traslation “Church of Duagh’s son”) Monastery, near Gort in County Galway, Ireland. Founded in the early 7th century by Saint Colmán, son of Duagh. The above aerial views enable you to see the grave sites in St Colmán’s Cathedral as well as the adjacent Round Tower (32.5 m, 112 ft), the tallest pre-modern building in Ireland. Please click on an image to open larger version.

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Sunset Over Lake Zurich

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Autumn in Zurich II

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Autumn in Zurich

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Hjo Harbor Lighthouse, Sweden

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Long exposure shot of one of my favorite photo targets, Hjo Harbor Lighthouse on Sweden’s second largest lake, Lake Vättern. Click on photo to enlarge.


Matterhorn Sunrise Over The Gorner Glacier

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Sunrise warms the majestic Matterhorn (4,478 meters /14,692 ft) over the Gorner Glacier, the second-longest glacier in the Alps. This is the view that rewards you after completing the arduous trek over the glacier to the new Monte Rosa hut. I took this picture in 2010 after having made the trek to the hut with my wife and father.


Grossmünster Church, Zürich.

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The Grossmünster church is a Romanesque-style Protestant church dating back to the 12th century. The twin towers of the Grossmünster are considered two of Zürich’s most recognized landmarks. Construction began around 1100 and the church was inaugurated around 1220. According to legend, the Grossmünster was founded by Charlemagne, whose horse fell to its knees over the tombs of Felix and Regula, Zürich’s two patron saints. Charlemagne thus had a church built as a monastery on the spot.

This long exposure shot (~2 min) of the church looks across the Münsterbrücke, a pedestrian and road bridge dating back to 1836 which spans the Limmat river.

 

 

 


Water Breathing Dragons in Zürich

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Details of the Swiss sculptor Richard Kissling statue created in 1889 in honor of Alfred Escher, a renowned Zurich politician and entrepreneur.


Man In Alley, Zürich

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Closing time in Old Town Zürich, Switzerland


Caïque Boat at Sunrise – Crete, Greece

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Caïque Passing Spinalonga as Sunrise

Fall 2015 brings us to the Greek island of Crete. The tranquility of a cool sunrise is broken by the slow puttering of a traditional Caïque Greek fishing boat as it passes between the mainland town of Plaka and the island of Spinalonga in the Gulf of Elounda in north-eastern Crete.