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This week’s photo challenge from Frank (Dutch Goes The Photo) is DARK https://dutchgoesthephoto.net/2017/09/12/tuesday-photo-challenge-dark/

Not one of my best shots, but I have limited time this week to come up with an entry. This one is of the Dark Hedges, Northern Ireland, made famous by “Game of Thrones”.  Sadly, GOT makes it popular with followers, so it is nigh on impossible to get a shot without people or cars in !!  When we were there, there was also a frustrated farmer driving a large tractor quite fast up the lane, no doubt making his point!!

Dark Hedges is an avenue of about 150 ancient Beech trees, which are now twisted and intertwined to make what seems like a mystical tunnel.  James Stuart built Gracehill House, the family home ca 1775, and the avenue would have been planted around this time by the family as an entrance to their Georgian Estate.

Dark Hedges, Co. Antrim, Mar-2017 (6) pm