19 May 2009

WW - Knocknakilla





Knocknakilla stone circle and standing stone, near Millstreet, Co Cork, Ireland. This week's entry for the Tuesday and Wednesday editions of Wordless Wednesday.

36 comments:

Digital Flower Pictures said...

Nice photos. The starkness works well.

Mojo said...

A sort of Minihenge? You fellas certainly do come up with some interesting names for places. Makes me wonder what these were when they were something. Bet they've got stories to tell, eh?

Sean Jeating said...

Not as impressive as Seanhenge, but nice, Jams. Very nice ...

Ha ha ha

jams o donnell said...

Thanks everyone. But Sean, nothing is like Seanhenge!

Anya said...

Nice stones ^__^
Great pictures......
I like the black/white shots
its old fashion look ;)

Sue said...

Beautiful pics! Looks like an enchanted place :)

Neverending story said...

Perfect in black and white, adds to the the mystery.

Modern Mom said...

Great shots! Is there a mystery behind it?

Maria said...

This is interesting. TFS!

liza said...

The b/w added more drama on the stones. Happy WW.

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Cafe au Lait said...

Great shot! Happy wordless.

Maddy said...

Cork! One of my very favourite holiday spots, although I don't think we quite made it out of the city. We'll try harder next time!
Cheers

Pie said...

Interesting photos! Thanks for sharing.

Carver said...

My daughter studied at University College Cork for a study abroad semester when she was an undergrad. I enjoyed her photographs from when she went exploring in the countryside. I will have to ask her if she went to the place where you took these shots because I vaguely recall something similar. These are great!

stan said...

I was prodding ard a fire-accident site and taking tons of pics of the ruins. I totally understand your exciting w them!

Unknown said...

Nice photos! Can't wait for next week ;)

Happy WW!

Dora said...

Wa! The one in the 2nd pic looks huge!

Indrani said...

Interesting! I have read about this place. I liked the second shot.

Lori said...

Wow, what great shots....love it. Happy WW:)

tiarastantrums said...

hey, I have seen this - I used to fly into Cork at least once a year when I worked! My husband lived there for a year as an expat!

Anonymous said...

Interesting stone structures. I wonder why it's called stone circle, I shall go read on it from the net.

p/s: Jams come over and see a white peacock :)

The Right Blue said...

What interesting folk the ancients must have been, eh? If only we could really know what they were thinking...

Sukhmandir Kaur said...

I find these stone formations very intriguing. They are visible reminders of ancient eras. Happy WW

Pretty Life Online said...

impressive catch!!! Happy WW!

Amazing Gracie said...

Now I have some new vocabulary words:
cashels, ringfort, fulacht fiadh, souterrain.
Quite interesting....
~~~Blessings~~~

Robin said...

Very powerful images.

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LifeRamblings said...

amazing stone sculptures. happy WW!

jams o donnell said...

Thanks everyone!

SandyCarlson said...

It amazes me that so many of these are intact. If they could talk about the time they tell!

Sara Elizabeth said...

Beautiful. A little spooky, but also beautiful. Like a cemetary. These look beautiful in black and white too.

Happy WW from Sara @ the Mostly Wordless Wednesday H.Q.!

Hazel said...

Serenely beautiful. They arouse my curiosity. I'm glad you posted this, otherwise the only interesting rock formation I would have known is the Stonehenge. Thanks, and happy Wednesday.

jams o donnell said...

Thanks everyone

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Beautiful shots. The B & W are great for these.

Unknown said...

I really want to sail across the ocean to visit some of these places. So interesting!

amanda guthrie said...

Love this, and the black and white is perfect for this. The lighting is wonderful as well!

Eaton Bennett aka Berenice Albrecht said...

Something Druidy perhaps? I like the starkness of it. Happy WW. :)