Up and Away

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A view of the circular lantern at the top of the back stairs in Tullynally, County Westmeath. Dating from the early 19th century, this was probably designed by James Shiel as part of a programme of work intended to make the house more gothic in style. Yet there is nothing heavy or oppressive about the space. On the contrary, thanks to Shiel’s lightness of approach, the lantern seems not to sit upon but to hover effortlessly above the stairs.

4 comments on “Up and Away

  1. Gaye vaughan says:

    Beautiful contrast of shapes in this image, a feast for the eyes as well as the imagination.

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