You how how it is, you follow someone and they follow someone who comments on something and you chase that zephyr of an idea across the blogs, skipping through the ether. That’s how I came across Edward Mooney, the Ruinhunter.
Eddie blogs and photographs. Boy does he photograph. He also posts a weekly picture challenge
You can join in. Please join in.
This is how he describes it.
The plan is quite simple, each Wednesday I will be posting an image of a random site with a heritage connection. Any images sent in will be included in the challenge along with your name and a link to your site. Full credit is given to each participant. The joy of this challenge is that we can all participate and share our images whilst raising the awareness of our own particular History and Heritage. The image can be anything from an old Church or Castle, to a Battlefield or Neolithic tomb, the choices are endless.
I love this capturing of our heritage and I’ve offered up images for next week from a favourite place: the cemetery. In this case the Carlton Old Cemetery in Edinburgh. As Eddie says, the choices are endless and mine, from the 18th and 19th Centuries (which he’s happy to include) show ‘heritage’ is what you want it to be.
In the week satellite evidence proves what the world feared, namely ISIS have destroyed Palmyra, I feel it behove us to celebrate what we have. These tangible links to our past, those places from which we have come are evidently fragile. Capture them, celebrate them, share them people. Already I’m excited by what I’ve seen via this challenge of Ireland’s stupendous history that is still being rolled back, exposed and understood. The Emerald Isle has zipped up the bucket list, that’s for sure.
So send those snaps in and inspire us to visit places of which we have yet to hear.