An Ulster day with a little dampness in air ( ;-) )! The beach and shoreline at Downhill on the north coast of Norn Iron looking towards towards the great granite cliffs that protect us from the raging Atlantic Ocean. On top is the folly of the Bishop of Derry… a very rich man it would seem..he was the 4th Earl of Bristol,Frederick Augustus Hervey. Built as a library and modelled on the Temple of Vesta in Italy, it is dedicated to the memory of Hervey’s cousin Frideswide Mussenden.
Mmn… hopefully none of my cousins aren’t expecting anything so lavish when they keel over. A card or flowers maybe, or an attendance if they’re within bus pass distance.
An inscription around the building reads, “Tis pleasant, safely to behold from shore/ The rolling ship, and hear the tempest roar.” The quotation is from ludicrous.. sorry …Lucretius.
If you look just below the temple you can see the railway tunnel.. a major engineering feat. and hopefully it dosen’t interfere with the building above ..!!
Taken with a little Nikon massive pixie s-200.
Google now have a street view