When I went to Scotland, I took over a thousand pictures, and that wasn’t nearly enough to convey the beauty of this country. There is something so pleasing and soothing to the eyes in the lush green of their countryside. However, it isn’t only the visual interest of the Scottish Countryside that I found appealing. Scottish history is intriguing, complex, often violent and tremendously fascinating. So when I learned from Madhu over at The Urge to Wander about the Picture the World Project on The Departure Board website, I thought I’d have a look.
Since Scotland still seemed to be open, decided to send a picture for entry.
There are many things that are visually strong representatives of Scotland. But my favorite is the Leanach Cottage on Culloden Moor. This farmhouse stands on the edge of the site of the last battle of Scotland’s bid for independence that occurred on April 16, 1745. The roof is simple thatched heather, the walls are stone and the floor is dirt. There is a glimpse of the battlefield behind it where Bonnie Prince Charlie’s troops made their stand on a bitterly cold day and a moor sodden with rain. A sobering experience to stand on this field, and imagine that day.
I nominate Travel Photography by Dmetrii Lezine for his wonderful photos of just about anywhere, and The Ego Tripper for the same reason. Both well traveled, and great photos. If you are interested in filling in some of the world pictures, just go to the link on the Departure Board in the first paragraph of this blog.