Pictures from Glendalough, a medieval Monastery ruin in Ireland.
The Gateway to the old monastery settlement of Glendalough is unique in Ireland. It dates back to the 6. century.
An engraved cross at the entrance to the glendalough abbey ruins. Though located at the entrance, this one is easily overlooked.
Ancient, abandomned graves at the Glendalough graveyard. Some of the graves date back to the eighth centurey.
Would you dare to take a walk in the moonlight during midnight? Alone?
Those are considered VIP graves, with there beautiful panoramic view over the Wicklow mountains.
A collection of some of the oldest tombstones at the Glendalough graveyard. Once again, I'll refuse any invitations for a midnightly walk!
Though the inscriptions are caved in stone, most of the tomb stones are weathered to illegibility.
A fenced Celtic cross......fancy so to speak!?!
St. Kevin's Cross - A typical celtic cross, but with the typical ornaments missing.
Some gravestones in front of Kevin's Kitchen. Kinda macabre.
It puzzles me why the small chapel is called Kevin's kitchen.
Back sight of Kevin's Kitchen Glendalough Monastery Ruins
The graveyard is still in use, though only people from the small village get buried there.
1400 years have left there traces on some of the gravestones.
The entrance to the ancient church ruins.
Iside the ruins of an ancient church. Some of the gravestones inside are the oldest ones found at the Glendalough graveyard.
The exit of the ancient church ruins with some tombstones in the background.
The entrance to the tower is 3.5 metres from the base, which served as defence against raids, in which case they simply hid inside the tower and took the ladder with them.
33 meters height round tower made of granite in the center of the Glendalough graveyard.
The treasures that may be hidden in there makes me wanna raid it - Well maybe I'm playing too much RPGs recently...
Lets call it Rapunzel's tower, in front of the remains of all the poor buggers brave heroes who failed in attracting her. Well, maybe we should call her Rapwnz3l.
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