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Elephantine
Hello there
Construction Workers
People of the sunset.
Breakfast
Running
A man walking in a hallway.
Sunset selfie with the fjord of Saguenay !
The Choices
Look Up
Flower's Wave
Achill Island: Abandoned Village
A roller coaster ride made perfect with sunset.
Dreamer
TALE OF A VILLAGE
the quintessential twist of taste
Gold
Alone
Breaking Light
Craftsmen
Pace of night
Up and down the escalator.
Deer Man
14th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Achill Island: Abandoned Village

I wanted to capture a sense of time lost, of a people that had left, and a sense of curiosity of where they ended up. Achill Island provided one of the deepest emotional experiences for me in Ireland - a sense of generations that come and go, and leave traces behind. These people lived, loved, played, cried and passed on, and now little remains but the wondering of how their stories ended. A beautiful and haunting spot. We had been to the museum at Achill and had read the backstory. Incredibly moving to walk in places abandoned long ago with now just a few sheep and the wind where a village once stood. Gives you a sense of the passing of time and generations. Of all the things in Ireland, that sense of multiple generations going back hundreds of years really struck me. I think many Americans are comparatively lacking in that sense of conected-ness to land and generations

TAGS: Ireland, Village

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Adamstown, Maryland, United States of America
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© Bruce Saunders.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 05.2016
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 30, 2016, 6:13 a.m.
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