The Wonderful Barn in Leixlip, Co Kildare is a corkscrew shaped building erected in 1743 as a famine relief scheme by Catherine Connolly of the nearby vast Castletown Estate. Not only was it a functional grain store, but it also provided an interesting east facing view from the grounds of Castletown itself.
The dramatic construction rises to 70 feet in height, and is encircled by a cantilevered staircase with a viewing gallery. It is adjoined by a courtyard in which two conical pigeon houses can be found, as well as Barnhall House, now in ruins.
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bema (26425) 2011-11-20 8:26
like such view points a lot (see my todays posting..), and i would like to climb up to have a look from the top of that building.. beautifully composed picture !
thanks for sharing, see you around, cheers Bernd
rychem (43394) 2011-11-20 8:33
Interesting subject and interesting point of view, nicely balanced photo
iacobi (330) 2011-11-20 8:54
Well rendered scene, a good balance between light and color, image sharpness highlight the picture well done..!!
Bergenphotos (2968) 2011-11-20 18:36
It's a nice picture. I like that building which looks like the perfect slide... It's so green and clean around it, and then you have the perfect blue sky. Good composition. Nice job.
bayno (18344) 2011-11-21 8:05
Hi Noel, welcome in TE, perfect framing of this very strange architecture, lovely colors and excellent sharpness, have nice time, valter
lakshmip1949 (19081) 2012-02-21 9:50
This is another beauty from your gallery. I like the shape of this barn , looks like a spiral slide. The three color combination works well here. A well lit image with green lush in the foreground. Excellent sharpness and colors.
jadir (303) 2012-04-03 5:48
perfect framing of this very strange architecture,nicely balanced photo
carlo62 (55776) 2014-05-19 0:47
mi sono fatto un bellissimo giro per l'Irlanda grazie alle tue splendide foto.
Tanti i luoghi belli e ben fotografati, ho scelto questa foto non perché sia la più bella, ma sicuramente una delle più curiose, questa originale architettura si fonde con la natura circostante in modo fantastico.