Weekly Photo Challenge: Peek

From Cahersiveen, County Kerry.

Ballycarbery castle peeks out above one of its stone walls.  The castle, which dates from around the 15th/16th centuries, is now in ruins, but parts still stand majestic over the landscape.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Peek

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Rounded

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From County Kerry.

Cahergal is a stone fort that possibly dates from the seventh century.  It has been reconstructed as much as possible so it’s a great place to walk around and get a glimpse of history.  The tall outer wall has layers of stone steps built into it, so you can climb up and get quite a view (including a glimpse of the nearby Ballycarbery Castle, as seen in this photo.)  The interior smaller circle I believe was a living area.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Rounded

Weekly Photo Challenge: Structure

From Cahersiveen, County Kerry.

Structure can be either natural or man-made.  I love this contrast between the old castle wall at Ballycarbery and the rambling vine work that is overtaking it.  Two very different kinds of structure coming together in a beautiful way.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Structure

Weekly Photo Challenge: Surprise

From County Kerry.

The view from Cahergal Ring Fort included a surprise preview of Ballycarbery Castle out by the water.  Amid the modern houses, the 16th century ruins still stand tall.  We visited the castle immediately after the ring fort; you can see some closer images of the ruins here, here, and here.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Surprise