Sunday, 30 June 2013

Local Idea of Sympathetic Develoment!!

    It may be cutting edge technology and architecture, but it's just plain ugly in this setting I think.

Saturday, 29 June 2013

Wonderful Winter Folliage

Here is a little bit of a break from travel photos for a while.
                            These succulents colour up beautifully with the onset of winter.

Friday, 28 June 2013

The Garden at Mount Stewart.

                          Just a few of the many wonderful and bizarre sculptures in this garden.

Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Duart Castle.

What a forbidding looking place this castle is looking out across the water!

 From the sea you can understand it's position to guard against marauders from the sea and land.
                                   How isolated Duart castle is, both in the past and even now.

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Inverewe Garden & Tobermorey.

       This is the wonderful walled garden on the edge of the estuary at the Garden of Inverewe.
                           There was quite a lot of this very large lichen growing at Inverewe.
Here we were coming in to land at the village of Tobermorey, made famous as Ballymorey in the childrens' BBC TV series.

Monday, 24 June 2013

The Garden of Pitmedden.

                                     I don't fancy doing all that trimming and shaping at all.

                                              I do love these animated rabbits in the garden.

Sunday, 23 June 2013

Edinburgh Museum.

 What a wonderful museum this is, from the light airy and spectacular building itself, to the well displayed and interesting exhibitions. One of the best museums in the world in my opinion!

Saturday, 22 June 2013

Greyfriars Bobby.

          The little memorial to Greyfriars Bobby not far from the Greyfriars church in Edinburgh.
 The notice in the cemetery not far from the alleged burial place of Bobby.  Someone has thoughfully added the little bit at the bottom right!

Thursday, 20 June 2013

Skulls and Crossed Bones.

 This is a tombstone mounted on a wall at Greyfriars church in Edinburgh Scotland. What an amazing posture the skeleton has with the book it is holding in one hand. Is it dancing do you suppose?
                                            And a few more from the Greyfriars churchyard.

                       This one is from the graveyard at the tiny Scottish town of Strathmiglo.

Wednesday, 19 June 2013


I have been studiously changing the date of the upload to this Blog to match the day that the photo was taken, but it's really such a bother that I don't think I'll do it any more. Therefore don't take any notice of the date with each entry, it'll just be the upload date.
 I wonder how these sentries cope in the cold wind and rain and I wonder what they think about. Maybe how to avoid being photographed with silly tourists?
 I rather liked this fellow in his niche on the entrance to Edinburgh castle, obviously an old Scottish King, but I have no idea who he was.
 No visit to Scotland would be complete without a visit to a tartan weaving facility, or so I'm told.
              Here's me walking back to the hotel in the bitterly cold wind and intermittent rain.