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Perched on the very edge of a cliff top overlooking Downhill beach and the Atlantic Ocean is Mussenden Temple. Built as a summer library in 1785,the achitecture being inspired by the Temple of Vesta in Tivoli near Rome.The Temple formed part of the estate of Frederick Augustus Hervy, former Bishop of Derry.Probably one of the most photographed scenes in Northern Ireland and used in various TV advertisments for the likes of NI Tourist Board and Guinness. The Temple has been in danger of falling over the edge but it has been saved by recent cliff stabilisation work carried out by the National Trust

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  • Copyright: Arthur Butcher (Kugart) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 265 W: 0 N: 536] (1778)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2013-04-27
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposure: f/8, 1/400 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2013-04-28 8:55
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