Weekly Photo Challenge: Story

From Inishmore, Aran Islands.

Seven Churches (Na Seacht Teampaill) is a beautiful historic site with many stories.  (For one thing, it only had two churches, so there must be a story behind the name.)  The churchyard has many graves, some old and some newer, all with their own stories.  These are the oldest graves, in one corner of the cemetery.  The story goes that these were Romans who came to this site on a pilgrimage.  As with most such stories, there is probably at least a little truth in that!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Story

8 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Story

  1. Madame Writer March 12, 2018 / 1:33 pm

    I love visiting old gravesites (and old churches)! They are just so gorgeous and haunting. Beautiful picture!

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    • Mei-Mei March 13, 2018 / 5:50 am

      I love them too, not only are they beautiful but they help you feel connected to history

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  2. For Tyeth March 12, 2018 / 1:54 pm

    Hi Mei-Mei, for a gravesite this is quite distinguished. The use of the same type of stones for the grave and the surrounding walls link the two features to the same rough timespan. And in regards to the possible Roman connection, the way the graves are lined up very precisely, they almost look like the layout of a Roman villa or building. Very straight lines and rectangular lines – you can see examples of this type of feature in the ruins of Roman settlements.

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    • Mei-Mei March 13, 2018 / 5:58 am

      I love how you linked in Roman architecture to the graves’ story! The other graves in the yard do look a little different from this; no others are quite this old.

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      • For Tyeth March 13, 2018 / 6:20 am

        Hello again, there was a great archeological themed show made by Channel 4 in the UK called “Time Team” and I watched that quite a bit. The “Roman” graves just looked so regimented, for example there is no wasted space between plots so I guessed they were Roman. Time Team was hosted by Tony Robinson who played Baldrick in “The Black Adder” historic based comedy shows here in England!

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  3. Perpetua March 12, 2018 / 4:12 pm

    Aran island seems to be a big graveyard with many worn out head stones. Love this place

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    • Mei-Mei March 13, 2018 / 5:59 am

      It is a beautiful place, especially if you love stone!


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