La nature est un temple*

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This small domed stone temple was originally erected around 1740 by Sir Compton Domville on his estate at Templeogue, Dublin. Later moved to Santry Court, it was lying in pieces on the ground when discovered in the late 1940s by architectural historian Maurice Craig. He encouraged Oonagh Guinness to rescue the monument and re-erect it at Luggala, County Wicklow on the shores of Lough Tay. In recent years her son Garech has further restored the temple and replaced its lost ball finial.

*from Baudelaire’s Correspondences.

4 comments on “La nature est un temple*

  1. That photo should be a postcard! I assume you were a photographer in another life. G’bless that phone!

  2. Mairtin D'Alton says:

    As illustrated by Beranger ! Marvellous !

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