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Hill of Tara and Stone of Scone and Coronation Chair

Ireland, Hill of Tara – October 2008

The Hill of Tara was the location for the inauguration of the High Kings of Ireland. The candidate should lay his hand on the stone, and if earth roared in acceptance, the candidate should be King. The present stone is not the original one. The original Lia Fáil (Irish for “stone of destiny”) used at Tara for inaugurating the High Kings of Ireland, was taken by the King of Scotland and move to Scone. In 1296, during the First Scottish War of Independence, King Edward I of England took the stone as spoils of war and removed it to Westminster Abbey, where it was fitted into a wooden chair – known as the Coronation Chair or King Edward’s Chair – on which most subsequent English and then British sovereigns have been crowned. For the full story I refer to Wikipedia’s Stone of Scone.

shot with Nikon D70, edited using Snapseed and Marksta. Click the picture for a larger version

Morning Flight 3

England, Blakeney – January 2023

At sunrise on the marshes at Blakeney. The weekly theme for LAPC #237 is ‘bringing softness’. I pulled the camera following a flight, coming in towards the rising sun, and here coming into the light.

Here is morning flight 1, here is morning flight 2. And if you follow my blog you have seen the photo of the same flock after they passed the sun ‘winter sunrise over the marshes’.

Shot with Nikon D500, edited using Snapseed and Marksta. Click the picture for a bigger version.

Morning Flight 2

England, Blakeney – January 2023

At sunrise on the marshes at Blakeney. The weekly theme for LAPC #237 is ‘bringing softness’. I pulled the camera following a flight, coming in towards the rising sun. Here is morning flight 1.

Shot with Nikon D500, edited using Snapseed and Marksta. Click the picture for a bigger version.

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