The first time I spotted Galway Cathedral up the River Corrib, I was sure I was looking at an historic, possibly even even medieval church. In fact, Galway Cathedral, although quite classic in style, was built in the 1960's.
From the spot where I took this photo, at the mouth of the Corrib, it's not possible to tell, but the cathedral actually rests on an island in the middle of the river. That island is known as Nun's Island and was previously the site of Galway's jail.
This photo, taken near dusk, is quite literally the first time I saw this beautiful church dome rising over the Galway skyline. And what a sky! Look at those sunset hues, pinks and blues and golden tones... The light on my first afternoon may well be what first made me fall in love with Galway. Such a beautiful city to visit, and I suspect in which to live.
October 12th, 2012
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