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Kylemore Abbey

Admire with me this most beautiful Abbey. Set in its own private grounds that are open to the public. The abbey is still in use today. - I believe this view is even more stunning with flat mirror waters but that was asking a bit to much.

Kylemore Abbey is a Benedictine monastery founded in 1920 on the grounds of Kylemore Castle, in Connemara, County Galway, Ireland. The abbey was founded for Benedictine Nuns who fled Belgium in World War I. - The castle itself was built in the late 1800's by Mitchell Henry MP and has a beautiful Victorian Walled Garden.
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34 comments

Malik Raoulda said:

Un vrai plaisir pour les yeux ++++++
7 months ago ( translate )

Herb Riddle replied to Malik Raoulda:

Malik, you must see my photos just seconds after I have posted them. A special scene here of a truly marvellous beauty. I was fortunate here that the sun was shining on this bright light stonework
Best Wishes and thanks, Herbert
7 months ago

Daniela Brocca said:

Ooooh, You know Herb, I have been there in 2006 during my tour of Irland. A beautiful place and the garden too. At the time I did not have yet the digital camera.
7 months ago

Herb Riddle replied to Daniela Brocca:

Ah Daniela, it is nice that we have actually shared some of the same photographic spots together. We wanted to go into the gardens on one day but it was dark and raining heavily and so the idea was abandoned. This shot was taken whilst on route to the famous '12 Pins' drive. Such a pity that you did not have a digital camera in those days, perhaps you can still scan one of your paper photographs.
Cheers, Herb
7 months ago

TOZ said:

Hi Herb another super crystal sharp shot from Ireland beautiful Abbey.
7 months ago

Herb Riddle replied to TOZ:

Thanks Toz, yes a beautiful castle/Abbey and I was most fortunate with the lighting here. We never did go in though.
Cheers, Herb
7 months ago

John Goodwin said:

Great shot, Herb, looks better when enlarged. Nice one.
7 months ago ( translate )

Herb Riddle replied to John Goodwin:

Thanks John for this. I make all my photos on here to full size 2400pix long edge in order to be viewed full size. Even this is a cut-down from the initial 6000x4000p from the camera.

Cheers, Herb
7 months ago

Peter Castell said:

A gorgeous location superbly captured Herb
7 months ago ( translate )

Herb Riddle replied to Peter Castell:

It was a most gorgeous location as you say. That day was a most bountiful photographic day.
Cheers, Herb
7 months ago

David G Johnson said:

Smack on light to the Abbey there Herb'... really sets it off... almost a spot light effect.
A super photo'....
Cheers from Dave.
7 months ago

Herb Riddle replied to David G Johnson:

I am glad that you see in this what saw David. I could have not wished for a better spot of light on the building which is set off by the darker wooded background.

Cheers, Herb
7 months ago

Sarah P. said:

Definitely worth seeing in the larger version.
The nuns must be very happy there. Except for the lack of central heating, perhaps ...
7 months ago

Herb Riddle replied to Sarah P.:

Thanks Sarah, yes as you say, a must, for full size viewing. Unfortunately with the ease of screen printing I found previously that a lot of my photo's were appearing all over the world in advertising without my consent nor an acknowledgement to me as the owner, hence the need for a watermark type signature that is a bit of a put-off for some. - I would imagine in the old days it was very cold but now they would have small rooms with a cosy fire perhaps :)
Regards, Herb
7 months ago

tiabunna said:

A marvellous building and a lovely scene, Herb.
7 months ago ( translate )