Photos

Photographer's Note

Taken at Killary Harbour, Ireland's longest (some say only true) fjord. Killary marks the border between counties Galway and Mayo, the little fellow here standing on the (southern) Galway side.
You can walk along the fjord following a rough track, the remains of a road constructed as relief work during the great famine (1845-49). The place has a desolate beauty, with Mayo's highest mountain, Mweelrea (814m), dwarfing the rest of the landscape.
At the end of the fjord you reach a pier and a cluster of houses, Rosroe, where the Austrian philosopher, Ludwig Wittgenstein, took rooms (I think in 1946) to work on his "Philosophical Investigations".
It's an amazing fact of Ireland today that people still live in such far-away corners of the country!

jrleborgne has marked this note useful

Photo Information
  • Copyright: Thomas Damm (thomasd) Silver Note Writer [C: 3 W: 0 N: 16] (29)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2006-06-26
  • Categories: Nature
  • Exposure: f/5.0, 1/210 seconds
  • More Photo Info: view
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2006-10-01 4:53
Viewed: 1434
Points: 0
Discussions
  • None
Additional Photos by Thomas Damm (thomasd) Silver Note Writer [C: 3 W: 0 N: 16] (29)
View More Pictures
explore TREKEARTH