Travel Photography Photos tagged as christchurch
These statues are in the Christchurch crypt and are believed to be the oldest secular sculptures in Ireland.
Pillars like these in the crypt support the weight of the cathedral
Strongbow, or Richard de Clare, was the Earl of Pembroke in England. He was asked by a displaced king of Leinster to invade Ireland in 1170 to take back Leinster (Leinster is the ancient name for the southesastern part of Ireland). He was successful, leading to the English rule of Ireland for 750 years. Legend says he is buried here in Christchurch, but historians are doubtful. It is possible he was buried here then moved to Ferns Cathedral in County Wicklow, south of Dublin.
This triangle shaped thing is on the roof above the altar. There are stage lights shining on it, which is why it's blue.