She casts a long shadow.

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Where: Dublin, Ireland

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When: 01 January 1968

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A visit to the Wiltshire Collection to start this week and I can honestly say that the shade of Elinor Wiltshire is looking down on the scene! She has photographed the iconic St. Audeons Church in the centre of Dublin though her point of view has truncated the tower.

Photographer: Elinor Wiltshire

Collection: Wiltshire Photographic Collection

Date: 1968

NLI Ref: WIL 38[3]

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Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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    • 05/Nov/2018 09:00:03

    It really does make it look as though the city ends there. It's very different today.

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    • 05/Nov/2018 09:33:08

    Interesting history to the two St Audeons Churches -,_Dublin_(Church_of_Ireland),_Dublin_(Roman_Catholic) Sometimes Flickr shows the change quite well! In 2012 via [] []

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    • 05/Nov/2018 09:38:45

    From the Church of Ireland wiki - "...The tower houses six bells, three of which are Ireland's oldest bells, dating from 1423. The bells were rung for the Angelus and after the Reformation continued to be rung every morning and evening to call the people to and from their work. Due to the fragile state of the tower they were not rung between 1898 and 1983 ie at the time of this photo. After the tower was strengthened the bells were retuned in 1983. One of them, the tenor, was recast in memory of Alexander E. Donovan (1908-1982), who was closely connected with the church. They are now rung every week.... "

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    • 05/Nov/2018 21:02:47

    The bells, the bells! - Where is everyone today?

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    O Mac

    • 05/Nov/2018 22:19:16

    Elinor Wiltshire! I assume that's a shadow of her former self?

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    • 06/Nov/2018 07:59:41[email protected]/ I'm here...

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    Dr. Ilia

    • 12/Nov/2018 09:00:07