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The symbol

By markst33    
I have been coming to this location for years and I have never noticed the ancient Celtic rock carving on a boulder in the river before.
It may have been covered with branches and leaves up until recently and got washed away with the heavy rain we had over the last few days.

Nevertheless it was pretty awesome to see ancient history just appear before your eyes in this beautiful location in Co Wicklow, here in Ireland.

Tags: Ancient Green Forest scene Landscape and travel

Voters: mrswoolybill, James124, LittleTaffia and 44 more

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Lovely deep forest scene capture. Nice work with light and shadow.
23 May 2022 6:00PM
Amazing woodland capture, and has that symbol just ‘appeared’? It’s very neat for a prehistoric spiral, but hope it turns out to be one! Lovely to see.
I see there’s another spiral similar to this one at Tibradden. Does the local museum know about this one you’ve photographed so well? Intriguing!

Dave 🙂
23 May 2022 6:09PM
markst33 13 77 2 Ireland
23 May 2022 6:10PM
Yeah Dave, I am not 100% convinced it is "pre-historic" - but wouldn't it be cool if it turned out to be. I'm afraid to advertise the location in case the area gets destroyed with curious onlookers.
mrswoolybill Plus
15 3.2k 2527 United Kingdom
23 May 2022 8:12PM
I really want to believe that the carving is genuine, a direct connection with the past. It feels right with that magical, elemental green. (It's a colour that my Hampshire granny regarded with deep suspicion, as being profoundly unchristian...)
The GEA is for that atmosphere, the carving is just a part of it.
dudler Plus
18 1.9k 1937 England
23 May 2022 8:50PM
It's certainly been there a few years - a rolling stone gathers no moss...

I'd be tempted by a crop on the left, I think. Cropping on the right to make the stone central isn't on, but putting it somewhere around a third will work nicely.
23 May 2022 11:26PM
Beautiful forest scene Lin

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