These are a few snaps I have take at sunset of various historical locations at sunset. Rather than leave them sitting on my laptop I though they were worthy of a share.
Kilkenny Castle, Medieval fortress and 19th century mansion. Winter 2013Chesterfield Avenue, The Phoenix Park, Summer 2013. Although a popular walking spot, few know its the site of famous Phoenix Park Murders. In 1882 in one of the most famous assassinations in Irish history, members of the Irish Republican Brotherhood killed the Chief Secretary for Ireland and the Permanent Undersecretary with surgical knives. The murder, which shocked the world at the time had huge consequences; the IRB barely survived the repression that followed in its wake.
The summit of the Rock of Dunamase, Co Laois. Winter 2013 an early 13th century fortress near Portlaoise.
The Outer Bailey, Dunmase. Co Laois.
Albi France, 2014. This is my favourite. You can just make out the silhouetted arches of a bridge in the foreground. Built in 1040, it is one of the oldest working bridges in Europe.
Finally while this may be after sunset, Carcassonne at night is spectacular.
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The Phoenix park is one the largest walled city parks in Europe. Situated on the fringe of Dublin city centre, the park was opened to the public in 1745. Since then it has seen numerous monuments and buildings erected and has seen its fair share of controversy.
1. The Wellington Monument
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