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Scrabo Tower

By cats_123  
Scrabo Tower near Newtownards, County Down

Quote:Scrabo Tower is located to the west of Newtownards in County Down, Northern Ireland.
The landmark, which is visible from most of north Down, was built on a volcanic plug above the town in 1857 as a memorial to Charles Stewart, 3rd Marquess of Londonderry who was one of the Duke of Wellington's generals during the Napoleonic Wars. The 3rd Marquis, or "Warring Charlie" as he was also known, inherited the title and family seat of Mount Stewart after his brother, the 2nd Marquis, committed suicide. The 2nd Marquis is better known as Viscount Castlereagh who served a term as Britain's Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs

Thanks for dropping by....Smile

Tags: Photo journalism Architecture Monument Memorial Landscape and travel Scrabo tower Scrabo Newtownards Marquess of Londonderry

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kencbr 11 4 United Kingdom
27 Feb 2011 10:07AM
like the angle really stands out well against the broken sky. well taken

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davey_griffo 9 213 165 England
27 Feb 2011 10:46AM
A very impressive building, very well shot.

I had a bit of a play. Since you'd allowed mods, it seemed rude not to. Smile
devlin 8 653 39 India
27 Feb 2011 10:53AM
I think this is definitely a candidate for mono conversion, i liked the two done davey, so had a different play with it:-

1) Brightened and increased the contrast, vibrance of the color version
2) Converted to mono and gave it a bit of a sepia tone to the whole thing

Hope you like it Smile

achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
27 Feb 2011 10:57AM
Excellent detail in the tower, the exposure is spot on, I do prefer the colour version to any of the mods.


AshTree 8 1.7k 6 England
27 Feb 2011 4:13PM
What a wonderful, quirky building. It's like something out of a fairy tale - Rapunzel, maybe (though, of course, her tower only had the one window Wink). Very well photographed against a marvellous sky.

cats_123 Plus
14 4.8k 28 Northern Ireland
27 Feb 2011 4:54PM

Quote:What a wonderful, quirky building. It's like something out of a fairy tale - Rapunzel, maybe (though, of course, her tower only had the one window Wink). Very well photographed against a marvellous sky.


We always call it the Rapunzel tower Smile It stands proud on the hilltop but this was the first time that we had climbed up to see it at close quarters. On a Sunday you can climb the 192 steps inside (so I'm told!) Smile
2 Aug 2011 8:05PM
Good shot of this excellent tower and great write up too Smile
16 Oct 2011 5:26PM
Great angle, lovely detail and love the vibrant colours. Grin
20 Jan 2013 12:03PM
great shot
DonMc 9 United Kingdom
18 May 2013 11:41AM
Lovely old tower well seen and photographed!SmileSmileSmile
RobMacormac 13 7 2 England
19 Nov 2013 10:28AM
Now thats a tower and a half. Who's doing the leaning you or the tower?
silverfoxey 9 17 2 United Kingdom
12 May 2014 6:49PM
Super Captured Structure, and have to agree with others comments of a tower from perhaps 'The Brothers Grimm' Fairy tale fables. Who lives in House like This?
Mos8 9 Switzerland
11 Aug 2015 3:18PM
Full of captivating perspectives
Thank you
silverfoxey 9 17 2 United Kingdom
19 Dec 2015 6:11PM
Great Capture.

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