For nik. ( Skellig Michael Christian Monastery with "beehive" cell, Oratory and cross. October 2010

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Comments (9)

Jim Mills on November 6, 2010

This, and the next four photos are dedicated to nik (, who, I know enjoys old historic buildings - bb-Jim on November 7, 2010

Jim I don't know what to say, I feel so honoured, not just one but four photos dedicated. Let me feel important for a while :-) I do enjoy old buildings, you are right, and I guess I could be in this island for hours and it won't be enough time. Just this eroded cross is great, bended as if it has been fighting for centuries agains its decay, and there you are giving to it all the light and importance it deserves. A huge thank you. :-I nik

Jim Mills on November 8, 2010

You're welcome to feel important as long as you want nik, especially since you're the first to comment on this one!

I was in a bit of a daze when I arrived here, partly from feeling awe-struck by the magic of this place, but also because we'd experienced a cold, damp, slightly choppy boat trip to the island. As you say, I could have spent a whole day or even several days, just soaking up the atmosphere of this place, as well as exploring it. Best wishes - Jim on November 10, 2010

Well, I had to be first. :-) nik

Jim Mills on November 10, 2010

Being the first nik you have this amazing view all to yourself, all the more to soak in the magical atmosphere here! - Jim

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on November 13, 2010

Eyup BB..You've a great series here Jim, I'd just like to say thanks for taking me there..I appreciate that this is no mean feat, getting to a place like this requires forward planning, plenty of time and good sea legs..Then there's the climb to the top..well done pal ;>)



Jim Mills on November 14, 2010

Eyup tha sen Jim! Thanks very much for your great appreciation of these photos. We were fortunate to make the trip from our local harbour of Travara, but had to wait an hour in the freezing cold since the boat was late, and from Travara it's about 24 miles instead of the usual 12 miles from Portmagee in Co. Kerry. So by the time we reached Skellig Michael we felt like true pilgrims, who'd already been through the ordeal of cold, and splashing with the odd wave! After the sea voyage, I barely noticed the climb, since I was so relieved to be able to thaw out by moving on dry land, and was thoroughly pre-occupied with photographing and just soaking in the wonderful atmosphere of the place. Cheers - Beamish-bb-Jim

Free Wheels on February 17, 2011

beamish, First I'm not stalking you. Glad I followed your link, love this series of the Monastery and the fact that you made the effort to go there. LIKE I watched a programme on telly a while back that featured this very monastery.

Jim Mills on February 18, 2011

Even if you were "stalking" me 3_Wheels, it's a nice way of doing it, to visit this gallery as well and make kind comments! Thanks for the like. "Skellig Michael* is a unique place, and although difficult to access, is well worth the visit. Considering we've been living within easy viewing of Skellig for over 16 years, it was about time we paid a visit! Best wishes - Beamish

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Jim Mills
Eyeries, Ireland

Photo taken in Skellig Rock Great, Co. Kerry, Ireland

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  • Uploaded on November 6, 2010
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    by Jim Mills
    • Camera: Panasonic DMC-FZ38
    • Taken on 2010/10/14 13:59:46
    • Exposure: 0.004s (1/250)
    • Focal Length: 7.10mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO125
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
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