The Kyles of Bute in Scotland’s Cowal Peninsula is one of my favourite places in the whole world. In Glasgow when I was a child (in the olden days) it was a tradition to take summer day trip on “The Waverley” paddle steamer. This annual treat was called “goin’ doon the watter“, though my English Read more about Looking Down with some Degree of Nostalgia[…]
This magnificent cantilever railway bridge crosses the Firth of Forth in Scotland. Built between 1882 and 1890, this iconic structure is a symbol of Scotland and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. At one point in its construction, approximately 4,600 men were employed. Local historians have so far found records of 73 who died in the Read more about Made in Scotland: The Forth Railway Bridge[…]
This Very Musical Chair was, and probably still is, in the oldest surviving Music Hall IN THE WORLD. I discovered Glasgow’s Britannia Panopticon Music Hall a couple of years before I left Glasgow. It is being painstakingly restored by enthusiasts who also put on regular Saturday afternoon shows in true Music Hall tradition to Read more about A Very Musical Chair[…]
My post for Cee’s B&W Challenge this week: Rocks This first picture was taken on holiday in the Scottish Highlands a few years ago. My second picture shows the deserted promenade of a local seaside resort last winter. If you click on the icon below you’ll see posts on Rocks from bloggers all around Read more about Rocks[…]
In response to Hugh’s Weekly Photo Challenge: After After a great coastal walk on the Scottish Hebridean Island of Mull, I enjoyed the view (over my boots) across to Ardnamurchan Point.