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Grave at Inis Oirr/Inisheer, Aran Isles, Ireland

Grave at Inis Oirr/Inisheer, Aran Isles, Ireland


Durham Cathedral cloister in the snow, March 2007

Durham Cathedral cloister in the snow, March 2007


View from Arisaig road out to inner Hebrides

View from Arisaig road out to inner Hebrides

Highlands of Scotland


Park near the University of Edinburgh

Park near the University of Edinburgh


Edinburgh Castle from below

Edinburgh Castle from below


Edinburgh square

Edinburgh square


Looking up in Edinburgh

Looking up in Edinburgh


Edinburgh roofs

Edinburgh roofs


Edinburgh street corner

Edinburgh street corner


Edinburgh close

Edinburgh close

A close is a little alleyway leading off a main street to a courtyard. Edinburgh has a bunch of them off the Royal Mile and elsewhere. They remind me of two of my other favorite cities, New Orleans and Venice.


Edinburgh castle from the double-decker bus

Edinburgh castle from the double-decker bus


Edinburgh from the double-decker bus

Edinburgh from the double-decker bus


Edinburgh sidewalk

Edinburgh sidewalk


Sound of Arisaig, Highlands, looking west

Sound of Arisaig, Highlands, looking west


A beach near Mallaig, looking SE at the Inner Hebrides

A beach near Mallaig, looking SE at the Inner Hebrides


Beach near Arisaig with boats

Beach near Arisaig with boats

Highlands of Scotland


Isle of Skye near Ostaig, looking northeast

Isle of Skye near Ostaig, looking northeast


Portree harbor at dusk, late August, Isle of Skye

Portree harbor at dusk, late August, Isle of Skye


Portree harbor, Skye, 29 August 06

Portree harbor, Skye, 29 August 06

This was taken about 21h45 in late August.


On the way north to Portree, Skye

On the way north to Portree, Skye


Loch Duich in the highlands of Scotland

Loch Duich in the highlands of Scotland


Eilean Donan castle on Loch Duich

Eilean Donan castle on Loch Duich


Loch Ness, looking southwest

Loch Ness, looking southwest


Urquhart castle on Loch Ness

Urquhart castle on Loch Ness


Loch Ness monster

Loch Ness monster

The center actually does a pretty good job of convincing you that there is not enough food for a monster in the loch. However, just outside is a nice Nessie for you to photograph.


Sporrans in a specialty shop in Perth

Sporrans in a specialty shop in Perth

There were even pink ones.


Goat bench, Ashdown Forest, Sussex

Goat bench, Ashdown Forest, Sussex

Ashdown Forest has never been under the plow-- it has been a forest since the most ancient times, and long ago was given by King Edward III to his oldest son John of Gaunt, who hunted there. Two hundred years ago the forest was the haunt of smugglers and highwaymen; the last highwaymen to be hanged in England were executed not far from this spot. The bench was donated recently in memory of an old couple who used to like to sit here.


Dún Aengus, Inishmore, Aran Islands, Ireland

Dún Aengus, Inishmore, Aran Islands, Ireland

This ancient fort is a semi-circle with the other half of the circle a sheer cliff of several hundred feet. One of the great monuments of the prehistoric world.


Dún Eoghanachta, Inishmore, Aran Islands, Ireland

Dún Eoghanachta, Inishmore, Aran Islands, Ireland


Cross carving, Inisheer, St Kevin's church

Cross carving, Inisheer, St Kevin's church

Saint Kevin's church is a thousand years old.


Saint Kevin's church, Inisheer, Aran Isles, Ireland

Saint Kevin's church, Inisheer, Aran Isles, Ireland


Saint Kevin's church, Inisheer, Aran Isles, Ireland

Saint Kevin's church, Inisheer, Aran Isles, Ireland

The church is dug into the hill for protection against the winds off Galway Bay.


Inishmore beach at Kilronan

Inishmore beach at Kilronan

Looking out at Galway Bay


The seven ancient churches at sunset, Inishmore, Aran Isles, Ireland

The seven ancient churches at sunset, Inishmore, Aran Isles, Ireland

Na seacht dteampaill


Seven Churches graveyard, Inishmore, Aran Isles

Seven Churches graveyard, Inishmore, Aran Isles


Inishmore strand near Seven Churches, looking northwest

Inishmore strand near Seven Churches, looking northwest


Path up to Dun Aengus, Inishmore, Aran Isles

Path up to Dun Aengus, Inishmore, Aran Isles


Dun Aengus, Inishmore, Aran Isles

Dun Aengus, Inishmore, Aran Isles


Dun Aengus, Inishmore, with 19th-century buttresses

Dun Aengus, Inishmore, with 19th-century buttresses


Dun Aengus, Inishmore, <em>chevaux-de-frise</em>

Dun Aengus, Inishmore, <em>chevaux-de-frise</em>


Dun Aengus, Inishmore, Aran Isles

Dun Aengus, Inishmore, Aran Isles


Dun Aengus, Inishmore, Aran Isles

Dun Aengus, Inishmore, Aran Isles


Dun Aengus, Inishmore, Aran Isles

Dun Aengus, Inishmore, Aran Isles

One of the greatest stone monuments of prehistoric Europe. What were they so afraid of? Was it slave traders?


Dun Aengus from Poll na bPeist

Dun Aengus from Poll na bPeist


Dun Eoghanachta, Inishmore, Aran Isles

Dun Eoghanachta, Inishmore, Aran Isles

Looking out on Galway Bay to the north


Dun Eoghanachta, Inishmore, Aran Isles

Dun Eoghanachta, Inishmore, Aran Isles


Dun Eoghanachta, inside parapet, Inishmore, Aran Isles

Dun Eoghanachta, inside parapet, Inishmore, Aran Isles


Dun Eoghanachta, Inishmore, Aran Isles

Dun Eoghanachta, Inishmore, Aran Isles


Inishmore, Aran Isles: the new house and the old house

Inishmore, Aran Isles: the new house and the old house

It's a common sight in Ireland to see an old thatched cottage next to a nice new house. It's a fine sight because it means people aren't poor any more and didn't have to immigrate.


Inishmore walls and Galway Bay

Inishmore walls and Galway Bay


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