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…

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…

Isle of Skye, Trotternish

Wenn man Skye bereist, kann das eine sehr langsame Angelegenheit sein, denn alle paar Meter gibt es eine neue, tolle Aus- und Ansicht, die genossen werden will. Als ich zum ersten Mal auf Skye war, wollte ich einen guten Überblick über die möglichst ganze Insel bekommen. Es ging mir nicht so sehr darum, verschiedene Orte…

Falls of Rha, Isle of Skye

If you want to take this photo, beware! Rocks are slippery and you might just get your ancle cought under one. Believe me, I know. Luckily I came out of it, once I calmed down. The Falls of Rha are on of those rather ’normal‘ spots on Skye. This is what happens when everything around…

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…

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….