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Falling Apples

Tipptoggy

Cashel, Ireland

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FALLING APPLES

This is a digitally enhanced picture of part of the Heritage Town of Cashel in Tipperary Ireland. The shot is of a new swanky office block ( owned by a law firm).

The picture is meant to be ambiguous, are we looking down or are we looking up, is it a dark sky above us or a deep pool below? Why are there apples?

There’s an old Irish legend about wealth being like a Golden Apple from the sun, so on another level is this picture about golden apples falling from the sky or money being wasted as it is cast into the water?

If it is the latter then it echoes the Celtic practice of casting precious objects into bog holes as offerings to the gods to maintain fertility and prosperity. (The Derry na Flan horde of gold and silver was found just a few miles from here so the legend has some basis in archaeology ).

If you look carefully the apples look like they might drop into a letterbox in the pool, maybe that signifies that the booty will end up not in the communal pond but in the lawyer’s pocket…

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