December 29, 2010


On this day in 1890, The U.S. Seventh Cavalry massacred over 400 men, women and children at Wounded Knee Creek, SD. This was the last major conflict between Indians and U.S. troops.


We got out yesterday to stretch our legs and took the 'Tree-top' walk at Lough Key Forest Park. After the recent cold spell, the weather was an almost balmy, 9°C.
The once stately home of the King-Harmon Family, Rockingham House, was burned to the ground in 1957 and all traces of it's existence, shamefully bulldozed away in 1971. The site is currently occupied by the Moylurg Tower and at it's base, carefully arranged, these ionic capitals and cylindrical sections of the columns that once supported the impressive entrance to the mansion. A sad testament to the splendor that once resided here.

Photo: Single, hand-held shot processed in Silver Efex Pro. ISO 200. 1/100 @ f/2.8.