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This is the Matrimonial Tree. It is an ancient Donegal custom that when a couple were engaged, two trees would be grown side by side. When the couple were married, the trees would be grafted together. The trees would grow together, but also retain their own characteristics, some would say quite symbolic of marriage. It is said that if a couple walk through the arch holding hands, then their love will last forever.

This sculpture is by Cod Steaks and stands on the bridge over the River Finn, between the twin towns of Stranorlar and Ballybofey and it also symbolises the close relationship these two towns have.

My suggested soundtrack is He Moved Through The Fair by Sinead OConnor

Canon 5D MkII
ISO 100
f/11
20 seconds

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