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…

Leaving Harris

This is the view from the ferry onto Harris and Lewis as you’re arriving or leaving. This is one thing I love about the Outer Hebrides: the staffage of the landscape with misty valleys and those interesting de-saturated contrasts. As some of you may remember, on the ferry ride to Harris, I had made the…

Uig Bay in the Early Morning

I took this photo from the patio of our pod at The Cowshed before going down to the ferry to Tarbert, Harris. It was very early. I think I recall getting up at 3.30 am in order to catch the ferry. There was only one possibility for a day trip to the Outer Hebrides and…

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….