Somewhere in the Highlands

This photo was taken somewhere in the Far North of Scotland.  I don’t exactly know where. Somewhere between Lairg and Tongue? On that drive I took quite a few photos that are impressions, first and foremost. The Highlands are very unqiue, which includes the aesthetics. And even more so in the North of Scotland. I…

Edinburgh’s Akropolis

And again I found an Edinburgh picture. It shows Edinburgh’s Akropolis a.k.a. Calton Hill. Being an interesting part of Edinburgh’s History it’s also a place where people enjoy nature – yes, Edinburgh has a lot of that! – and of course the iconic view of the city. This picture was taken from Arthur’s Seat, Edinburgh’s…

Magical Edinburgh

I actually found another Ediburgh Photograph. Can there ever be enough? I don’t think so 😉 This was taken during the Tattoo in August 2017 while waiting for the fireworks. If you take a close look on the castle you can see the huge stands that are built for the Tattoo, the flags and some…

Altenberg Kaskaden – oder: Fotografieren bei Wind und Wetter

Diese Bilder sind bei einem spontanen Fotowalk entstanden. Ursprünglich war der Plan, ein Lost Place zu besuchen. Das hat aber zeitlich leider nicht geklappt, aber wir waren auf Lost Place Feel eingestimmt und so kam es zu einem Besuch auf der Bergbausiedlung Altenberg beim Hilchenbach-Müsen. Bei, oder noch besser, vor diesem Walk kam es zum…

Sauerland Après Ski

Winterberg ist nicht alles. Auch im Südsauerland gibt es kleine Skigebiete, die gerne angefahren werden. Für die Menschen im Kreis Olpe geht die Skisaison oft dann los, wenn am Fahlenscheid die Schneekanonen angeworfen werden. Dann kommen sie von nah und fern zum Rodeln oder eben zu Skifahren. Zwei Pisten, zwei Lifte, mehr nicht. Dafür gemütlich…

Culbokie…

… or on a street right next to it. If Memory serves me right, this is where I took that photo, looking out over Cromarty Firth. As you can see, it was a glorious late afternoon in August 2017. I took a detour on my way down from the Tain Pottery to Inverness to have…

Over the Sea to Skye

Sing me a song of a lad that is gone, Say, could that lad be I? Merry of soul he sailed on a day Over the sea to Skye. Robert Louis Stevenson Every person in the world who has an interest in Scotland, is very likely to know this song. Especially since it starred as…

A Photo a Week Challenge: Water (of Leith)

Walking Ediburgh you cannot miss the main river, the Water of Leith, which originates in the Pentland Hills and flows into the Firth of Forth. So it’s kind of omnipresent in Edinburgh, at least in the western and norther parts of town. Walking the Water of Leith Walkway is a beautiful experience. Like, in Dean…

Memento

I think melancholy and remembrance are kind of iminent in Scotland. It’s a dramatically beautiful land with a tragic history. I don’t want to claim that I’d know all about that. I don’t. I’m an art history major, but I have never been one for historical dates. Scotland however has not buried history. It’s everywhere….