Dún Aonghasa - Prehistoric Hill Fort Metal Print

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Dún Aonghasa - Prehistoric Hill Fort Metal Print by Mark Tisdale.

This prehistoric hill fort metal print features a panoramic view of Dún Aonghasa on the Aran Islands. This amazing structure is still only partially understood. There's no written record explaining why it was built or even who built it. The theories are predictably all over the place. There are several ruined forts like this on the Aran Islands. Some people have theorized that we are witnessing a people that were pushed to the edge of their world seeking safety from unknown forces. There are others who think that Dún Aonghasa had a ceremonial purpose. Clinging as it does to the face of a cliff, there's a raised platform inside that stands at the edge. There's a line of thought that ancient people may have considered this place sacred, a sort of junction between worlds. Standing there, I can only say I lean a little more towards the sacred space but I'll freely admit that both versions are somewhat romantic attempts at understanding the intentions of long ago people.

Whatever the purpose of the prehistoric hill for featured in this panoramic metal print, there's no denying the amazing landscape it inhabits. The rocky and windswept Aran Islands are simply gorgeous and inspiring. As a tourist I loved seeing the sights, and as an artist I found the vistas captivating and worth capturing.

What caught your attention in this Dún Aonghasa metal print? Have you been to the Aran Islands perhaps? Or are you simply a fan of all things old and mysterious?
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I'm a Hill and when I saw this I just had to buy it. I have so many fond memories of spending summer weeks down in Montezuma at Nanny and Paw's store. I was so sad when the flood filled the store with water but it was a testament to the community when so many banded together to help out afterwards. Just know I bought this print to frame and take to Nanny so she can enjoy it as well. Thank you so much for making this ❤️

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Nostalgic Masterpiece

The Fox Theatre is Definitely FABULOUS! THIS BLACK AND WHITE VERSION GIVES EXTRA NOSTALGIA I believe, is why I picked this 1, though I love ALL OF Mark's pics of the Fox. The theatre is Beautiful, I went to 2 - 3 concerts there years ago & So glad it didn't get torn down. Mark captured Great details in this pic!!

Beverly - Dalton, GA

Love it!

This is the second print that I have ordered and I am very pleased. The colors and composition of the print are lovely.
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She Loves It!

My girlfriend just received the print, and she loves it! We both love the vibrant colors, and Forsyth Park, Savannah in general, and Tybee Island are special to us because she lives in NC and I live in FL, so every once in a while we’ll meet in the middle and explore together.
Thank you so much!

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Metal prints are a contemporary and stylish choice that will arrive at your door ready to hang.

The artwork is printed on a 1/16" thick sheet of aluminum that is then mounted on a 3/4" thick wooden frame. The wooden frame is recessed from the edge of the print giving the appearance of a thin high-gloss metal print that appears to be offset from your wall.

Each metal print is made to your order and printed using archival quality materials that should last a lifetime. Metal prints take 5 to 7 business days to produce and are shipped directly to you in sturdy packaging.

The only decision you will have to make when ordering your metal print is how large you would like it to be.

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