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photoblog image Newgrange - the tomb from the visitors' centre

Newgrange - the tomb from the visitors' centre

 

This gives some impression of how the tomb must have seemed to dominate the landscape. Clearly, the site was not chosen by accident!

 

Newgrange - the tomb from the visitors' centre

 

This gives some impression of how the tomb must have seemed to dominate the landscape. Clearly, the site was not chosen by accident!

 

comments (10)

  • Ray
  • Thailanddy plu
  • 30 Jul 2015, 00:47
That is a Wow!
Tom Wilson: Stone Age man knew something about public relations smile
You framed this wonderfully through the trees Tom... good stuff....petersmile
Tom Wilson: Thanks, Peter
  • Chris
  • England
  • 30 Jul 2015, 06:56
And of course there would have been no trees to get in the way
Tom Wilson: Could be - they were farmers, so presumably most of the trees had been chopped down - however the visitor centre is on the other side of the river and perhaps there'd be the ancestors of these trees there??? Who knows? It's all in the dim, distant past!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 30 Jul 2015, 07:09
a lovely composition -and a really green Ireland! I saw such a tomb near Avebury in Wiltshire.
Tom Wilson: Thanks, Philine - yes, they are found all over Western Europe - it seems that Stone Age man had the same worldview everywhere.
It certainly does. A clear statement being made
Tom Wilson: The whole area is full of tombs, so this must have been a very special place.
very fresh greens
Tom Wilson: As one expects in Ireland!
Phew, you certainly make a point here Tom. Great shot!
Tom Wilson: Thanks, Richard - this is a cropped shot taken through one of the windows in the Visitor Centre.
A wonderful view of it Tom
Tom Wilson: Thanks, Janet
very impressive...
Tom Wilson: It certainly must have impressed the locals at the time! And the amount of organized labour that went into it suggests a very organized society.
From this point it could well be a modern construction, it looms very large on the landscape.
Tom Wilson: It does indeed, Brian.

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