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The Mussenden Mirror

By stroive
I've been meaning to get some sunrise photos here at the Mussenden Temple on Downhill beach for a good while. However, I needed to be sure it'd be dry weather so it wouldn't be a complete waste of a 3 hour round trip! The forecast was good, so I decided to head up with my camera and my bike so I could make use of the sun for a cycle along the north coast afterwards.

I used to holiday near here as a child and my granddad is from nearby so it has a bit of sentiment to it too.

Mussenden Temple, perched dramatically on 120ft cliff top, was built in 1785 and forms part of the estate of Frederick Augustus Hervey, Bishop of Derry and Earl of Bristol (or the Earl Bishop). The temple was built as a summer library and its architecture was inspired by the Temple of Vesta in Tivoli, near Rome. It is dedicated to the memory of Hervey's cousin Frideswide Mussenden.

Super lighting and cool cloud formation. Wet sand is the photographer's friend!

f/22 ISO 100 / HDR

Tags: Beach Sunrise Sea Ireland Northern ireland Hdr Mussenden Landscape and travel

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2 Feb 2013 11:24PM
Beautiful reflection,nicely captured.

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richmowil Plus
9 334 2 England
3 Feb 2013 12:09AM
Superb colour, great reflection and good image.
3 Feb 2013 12:59AM
Fantastic image love the colour and reflection here,well done,
3 Feb 2013 5:15AM
Stunning !!Grin
johnke Plus
5 223 15
3 Feb 2013 5:53AM
Nice Color.
This is superb reflection with wonderful colour. It was well worth the journey and My parents used to take me here in my childhood on the weekends and I used to take my children there. Grin
3 Feb 2013 10:41AM
Hi Stephen welcome to EPZ. This is a stunning image that you captured. Hope you had a good day after we met.
An excellent image.

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