Friday, July 09, 2010

The Hole of Sorrows

Poulnabrone Dolmen (in Irish meaning "hole of sorrows") is a portal tomb dating back to the Neolithic period, probably between 4200 BC to 2900 BC.
The dolmen consists of a twelve-foot, thin, slab-like, tabular capstone supported by two slender portal stones, which lift the capstone 1.8m (6ft) from the ground, creating a chamber in a 9m (30ft) low cairn. The cairn helped stabilize the tomb, and would have been much higher originally. The entrance faces north and is crossed by a low sill stone.

Clicked : July 08, 2010
Location : The Burren, Co. Clare, Ireland
Aperture : f/5
Shutter: 1/800 sec
Focal Length : 12 mm


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