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Glenarm River Bridge
Genarm, County Antrim
Thanks Kathy. Yes, traveling where all this “old stuff” really puts our country’s age into perspective. But I also noted while traveling in New Mexico last month that the age of many of the Puebloan Ruins and old Spanish settlement relics there were contemporary with a lot of what I knew we were going to see over here. So, the U.S. is not that old compared to here but settlements in parts of our country are.
A caveat to that though, I also learned yesterday that much of the infrastructure here in County Antrim where we are staying this week was only built in the 1880s. That is, while people lived here many centuries before then, it was only in the 1880s that the “old” farmhouses and the typical Irish rock walls and hedges separating all the small fields appeared. I guess it was then that the larger landholdings were broken up and made available to small family units.
Thanks Carol, and yes, having a great time.
This is lovely, Larry! I envy you the opportunity to photograph all the “old stuff” in the British Isles. They have a lot more than the “New World”…In Edinburgh (I know, Scotland, not Ireland), New Town is more than 200 years old!! 🙂 Looking forward to your posts over the next few weeks.
This is beautiful! Peaceful.
I hope you’re having a wonderful time in Ireland!
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