Ireland – Between Heaven and Earth


My idea of bliss is walking along an overgrown Irish country road with my camera on a frosty morning. The rich smell of burning peat emanates from a nearby cottage chimney. There is no other place or time to be.

Ireland – Between Heaven and Earth


“The mythical Irish landscape and its people have profoundly influenced each other. The Celts regarded the land as a living source of wisdom, beauty, and transformative spiritual power. They were among the first to believe in the eternal nature of the human spirit, and they built monuments to death, rebirth, and the cycles of the seasons and stars.

Castles and fortress ruins serve as evidence of countless invasions and conflicts throughout a tumultuous history. These remnants of the past continue to resonate throughout the countryside today. Slowly returning to the ground, they tell their own stories and possess their own form of mortality. Nothing that belongs to the Earth is ever free from it.

The sacred connection between the landscape of Ireland and its people has not diminished over the centuries.”—Bret Culp