Weekend MONOCHROME #107 |16-18 Nov| Post yours!

Started Nov 16, 2012 | Discussions thread
JLTaylor Senior Member • Posts: 1,060
Re: Poulnabrone Dolmen

dave gaines wrote:

Wow Jeff,

How did you lift that huge slab of granite onto those walls? It probably weighs 3000 to 5000 pounds (1300 to 2300 kg).

Where is this old structure and who built it? I'm not familiar with the title/name. It's an interesting photo, BTW. Good processing of the B&W rendition.

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No thought exists without an image. Socrates

Hi Dave,

It was there at least 4000 years before I found it.  Dolmen's are portal tombs.  This one is probably the most photographed in Ireland. It is in the Burren, county Clare.  They are all over the Ireland, especially in the Burren.  This one was just in a field, barely visible from the road.

I suspect the capstone on the Poulnabrone Domain weighs more in the 10's of ton's.

The most remarkable part of my photo of the Domain photo is the lack of tourists, and it was taken in 2007 and it wasn't raining.

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