The Mussenden Temple

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Mussenden Temple is located near Downhill in County Derry. It sits at the top of a 120ft high cliff, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and Downhill Beach. The temple was built in 1785 as part of the estate of Frederick Augustus Hervey, Bishop of Derry and Earl of Bristol. The temple was built as a summer library and its architecture was inspired by the Temple of Vesta in Tivoli, near Rome. It is dedicated to the memory of Hervey’s cousin Frideswide Mussenden.

This photo was taken using a Sony A7r camera with a Sony 10-18mm f/4 wide angle lens. It was edited using DXO Pro Optics 9, Lightroom 5.5, Photoshop CS6 with the Topaz Labs Clarity Plug In.

Sony A7r, 10-18mm f/4, ISO 100, 15mm, f/14, 1/25sec

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