Once Upon a Time….

karendowdall

My daughter Leslie Ann just returned from Scotland where she spent ten days in the Highlands of Scotland. She has friends in Scotland and they were her tour guide to rarely seen areas that many tourists never see. Leslie Ann took dozens of beautiful photos of this remote but beautiful landscape. I am including just a very few of her photos.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A beautiful view of rocky brook in a remote area of the Scottish Highlands

 

 

 

 

 

 

A 13th Century Church, were it is said that a part of the body of William Wallace (Braveheart) is buried.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A beautiful view of an ancient sea side Scottish Castle that was a significant part of the last rebellion for Scotland’s hopes for independence.

 

An ancient bridge built during the time of the Roman conquest of Scotland and England.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A prehistoric path once used by the original inhabitants of Scotland during the Iron Age.               

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A seaside beach view of a the ruins of an old castle that was involved the last up rising for Scottish independence.

 

24 thoughts on “The Scottish Highlands – A Short Pictorial

  1. WL Hawkin says:

    Wonderful. I’ve travelled Scotland too. It’s gorgeous and what history everywhere you look.

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    1. WL, yes. I agree completely. I love Scotland and it is so beautiful. So much history everywhere. Thank you for sharing! Karen 🙂

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  2. davidprosser says:

    She certainly got some glorious shots that well display the beauty of the place.
    xxx Huge Hugs xxx

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    1. Hi David! Yes, Leslie Ann is very good with her iPhone and these pictures show the true beauty of the Scottish Highlands. My grandmother’s family are of Scottish, Irish, and English ancestry. I love Scotland. It is beautiful. Of course, I love all of the British Isles. Karen 🙂

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      1. davidprosser says:

        I’m glad you added that last bit as we Welsh were starting to feel very left out
        xxx Massive Hugs Karen xxx

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      2. David, I went fly-fishing in Wales, years ago, and I loved Wales. It is enchanting and beautiful. Karen 🙂

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  3. Léa says:

    That is the way to see a place and how I saw Vietnam. I went with a colleague who was from Da Nang. We spent a month but managed to avoid much of what the tourists do.

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    1. Hi Lea, and yes I agree completely. One does get to see the real country when a native of that country shows you the true beauty of a country, Thank you for sharing.

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      1. Léa says:

        Not to mention staying in the family home and doing everything their way… Thank you.

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      2. Wow. Lea, you are a lucky one! That is a gift. Karen 🙂

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      3. Léa says:

        Yes Karen. 🙂

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  4. frenchc1955 says:

    These photos are beautiful! Thank you for sharing them!

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    1. You are welcome and thank you.

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  5. Jennie says:

    Wow! Thank you for this feast for the eyes. 😀

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    1. My pleasure, Jennie, and again, thank you for Milly’s Story and the Peace Quilt. It is a feast for the heart, soul, and the eyes! Karen 🙂

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      1. Jennie says:

        Thank YOU, Karen. 😊

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  6. Mike says:

    Beautiful and haunting landscapes. Thank you for sharing!

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    1. Mike, thank you so much and I will be sure to tell my daughter, Leslie Ann. I too, love Scotland! 🙂

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  7. Thanks for the vicarious trip. Always wanted to go. Love your header photo as well.

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    1. Marlene, my pleasure and it was a vicarious trip for me as well. I haven’t been to Scotland in years. Thank you for your compliment about my header and I like it too. It is just for July, my birthday month and for my Zodiac sign. I am going to do a Zodiac sign for each of the coming months for a day or two and then back to my regular header (I don’t know what that will be yet). Thank you so much. Karen 🙂

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      1. The headers are fun to play with. 🙂

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  8. Scotland looks so amazing, Karen. I can’t wait to visit.

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    1. Robbie, I love Scotland. I lived in England a number of years ago and I loved going to Scotland. It is a beautiful Country. I hope you get to go sometime…vacation?? Karen 🙂

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      1. It is in our plans. We were going to visit now in August but with the land grabbing issue in South Africa we are now looking at movie to the UK permanently next year so we changed our plans. I am holding thumbs for next year though.

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