Orange Peel

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Orange Peel

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Sunset shot from the Isle of Man of Peel Castle at sunset.

The castle was built in the 11th century by the Vikings, under the rule of King Magnus Barefoot. While there were older stone Celtic monastic buildings on the island, the first Viking fortifications were built of wood. The prominent round tower was originally part of the Celtic monastery, but had battlements added at a later date. In the early 14th century, the majority of the walls and towers were built primarily from local red sandstone, which is found abundantly in the area. After the rule of the Vikings, the castle continued to be used by the Church due to the cathedral built there – the see of the diocese of Sodor and Man – but was eventually abandoned in the 18th century.
It just goes to show you if you are only focused on what is in front of you, you might miss what's beautiful right beside you. Enjoy the journey as well as the destination, every now and then take a moment to absorb everything around you!

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