Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Skellig Lighthouse, Richard Foran, the Keeper of the Light!

Here is a display of the story about the lighthouse keeper of Skellig Michael, Richard Foran. The article is published today in the German newspaper "weltkompakt".
Richard is working with the Commissioners of Irish Lights for over 45 years. He has the colour of the sea in his eyes and the knowledge of a lifetime about lighthouses and the elements in his brain.
I can just thank him so much and CIL for the chance to work on this reportage and  for all the help I have received.
It was a very special experience, and I´m certain that my photos do only little justice to the real thing.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Caherlehillan, County Kerry

Caherlehillan is one of the oldest if not the oldest christian site in Ireland. The site was intensively researched and excavated in the 1990s by archeologist John Sheehan and his students, here is a report about the
The two standing slabs show very strong carvings, particular the one to the right with a bird, believed to be a peacock.
If you continue walking from the actual church site to the farm ( you need to ask for permission) you get to a wedge tomb, a fort and some ancient buildings or what is left of them. The fields are divided by numerous stonewalls. A wonderful tranquil place, the scenery is permanent changing with the movement of clouds and light.