Leaving the French nobility behind, today we visit rural Ireland in the Stereo Pairs collection. This fine view of a river with bridge and weir has a super POV and is very nicely composed. The masses of wild flowers in the foreground make it quite idyllic, but we questioned whether the weir standing up to a winter flood....
.... and indeed the weir is now gone from (as the team have established) this stretch of the River Erne near Ballyshannon.
Thanks to sharon.corbet, beachcomberaustralia, derangedlemur
, and Vab2009
for the contributions - and especially O Mac
for establishing the location and Niall McAuley
for helping refine the date. Have a great weekend all!
Photographers: Frederick Holland Mares, James Simonton
Contributor: John Fortune Lawrence
Collection: The Stereo Pairs Photograph Collection
Date: ca. 1860-1883 (but likely 1878-1882)
NLI Ref: STP_2370
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Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
Source: Flickr Commons