Luoghi di Jan

  • Dunluce Castle

    Dunluce Castle, known from Game of Thrones as the castle of Pyke, the seat of House Greyjoy, is a medieval castle in Northern Ireland first built in the 13th century. It is located on steep cliffs, giving it an excellent defensive position. Its scenic panorama inspired...

    0 scritto da Jan, 2 anni fa
  • Hill of Tara

    Wherever you go in Ireland, there are historical religious monuments (not all of them churches though). In front of the Hill of Tara, a chapel dedicated to the national saint St Patrick greets you. I think I got a nice shot with the sun shining in the background, what...

    0 scritto da Jan, 2 anni fa
  • Newgrange

    Near the Eastern coast of Ireland, you can find a prehistoric monument that is regarded as another national symbol of Ireland: Newgrange! To get there, you have to go by bus passing various estates (see above). But it works and is worth it! Newgrange is a large burial...

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  • Clonmacnoise

    One of the highlights for tourists in Ireland is the 6th-century cloister Clonmacnoise founded by St Ciaran. Having its peak in the 12th century, the areal was raided and burned several times by Vikings. The cloister ruins are still worth a visit! It's really remote...

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  • Cashel

    The green midlands of Ireland in County Tipperary, a remote castle awaits you and wants to be discovered: The Rock of Cashel. The hill being inhabited since the 4th century offers a great strategic position. According to legend, St Patrick was there, certainly King...

    0 scritto da Jan, 2 anni fa
  • Bray

    As I announced in my last post, here is a preview on Bray Head. It takes about 30 minutes to climb it from the base. It is a great feeling to look back at the progress you made ... almost arrived at the top, you look up at the cross greeting you from above and inviting...

    0 scritto da Jan, 2 anni fa
  • Bray

    In the warm southeast of Ireland, you can't help but go near the coast where the weather is really nice. One of the places you could drop off at is Bray, a small town 20km south of Dublin. In Bray, you will find "Pizzas n Cream", the oldest pizzeria in Ireland. Don't...

    0 scritto da Jan, 2 anni fa
  • Wexford Irish Heritage Park

    Time-Travelling in Ireland Time-travelling is a human dream featuring in many movies such as "Back to the Future" ... meanwhile, a bit of it is possible in heritage parks that bring the past back to life. One of them is the Irish National Heritage Park in Wexford in the...

    0 scritto da Jan, 2 anni fa
  • Glendalough

    Glendalough In a valley south of Dublin, there are two lakes and a monastic site from the 6th century with a typical round tower that is 33 m high (see below); it was used to protect holy items in times of war as the Vikings raided Ireland quite often. St Kevin lived...

    0 scritto da Jan, 2 anni fa
  • Cliffs of Moher

    Cliffs of the Coast Touring along Ireland's Western coast gave us hours of more or less untouched nature ... getting off the bus, we saw cliffs of pure ragged stone marking the end of Europe's landmass. After passing through the visitor centre with its informational...

    0 scritto da Jan, 2 anni fa
  • Blarney Castle

    Near the Western coast of Ireland, close to Cork, lies one of the most popular tourist attractions in Ireland: Blarney Castle. The building stems from the 10th century and was captured by Oliver Cromwell in the 17th century, but it survived pretty well as you can see...

    0 scritto da Jan, 2 anni fa
  • Stormont, Belfast, Northern Ireland

    Travelling through Northern Ireland by bus, we passed Stormont Estate, a representative building in Greek classical style which is used as the seat of the Parliament of Northern Ireland. The symmetrical structure and well-kept grounds are effective symbols of power....

    0 scritto da Jan, 2 anni fa
  • Giant's Causeway

    We were cruising through Northern Ireland, sometimes crossing the border with the Republic ... often it felt like in the middle of nowhere because the rural regions are not densely populated (In contrast to Dublin or Belfast, the most important centres of the island)....

    0 scritto da Jan, 2 anni fa
  • Carrickfergus Castle

    Travelling through Northern Ireland by bus, we stopped at Carrickfergus Castle, a Norman castle originally almost completely surround by sea, today still in a strategic position. The crossbow loops gave it a good defence, and the harbour delivered supplies. It was only...

    0 scritto da Jan, 2 anni fa
  • Derry City

    After seeing Belfast, another striking experience in Northern Ireland was the visit in Derry (Londonderry), a relatively large town that saw bloody conflict from 1969 onwards: Several Catholic protesters from the quarter Bogside were shot by British soldiers on "Bloody...

    0 scritto da Jan, 2 anni fa
  • Belfast Castle

    Originally a Norman castle from the 12th century, Belfast Castle as it is today was rebuilt in the 18th century because it had burned down ... today we see this gemoetrical structure with red window bars and the spiralling staircase overlooking its gardens and the...

    0 scritto da Jan, 2 anni fa
  • Belfast City

    Upon arriving in Belfast under a grey sky, the first thing greeting us was the modernist Titanic museum with its glittering structure serving as a memorial to the roughly 1, 500 lives lost in the shipwreck catastrophe in 1912. Itself looking like a ship pointing out...

    0 scritto da Jan, 2 anni fa
  • Leeds Castle

    Leeds Castle - a Time Travel If you ever want to go see a medieval castle surrounded by water and well-trimmed gardens, Leeds Castle in Kent is a great option! Entering the property, you see a nicely decorated landscape with artificial lakes ... typical of an English...

    0 scritto da Jan, 2 anni fa
  • Schwebebahn

    Wuppertal ist als Stadt vielleicht nicht so bekannt wie Düsseldorf oder Köln ... mit 300.000 Einwohnern und viel Grün kann sie dennoch Einiges bieten. Eine einzigartige Attraktion ist die Schwebebahn aus dem Industriezeitalter, 1901 in Betrieb genommen und 1997 unter...

    0 scritto da Jan, 2 anni fa

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