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  Scotland Picspam, the First

Here's the first post with pictures of places I've visited.

Edinburgh Castle

Dunfermline Abbey

Inchcolm Abbey

Linlithgow Palace

Stirling Castle


Doune Castle

Antonine Wall

Hunterian Museum, Glasgow
Gorgeous! I love Dunfermline Abbey and Linlithgow in particular.

Good to see you back, Gabriele!
Woo, Dunkeld. I found that a very unsettling place. I'll be interested to know what you made of it.
Fantastic photos!!! So is there not much left at all of Antonine's Wall? Looks like you had pretty weather too!

Alianore, I loved Dunfermline, too, but I admit my favourite of the first week was Inchcolm, horizontal rain nonewithstanding.

Jonathan, can't say I found it unsettling. In fact, I thought it was a quiet, charming place not so different from Dryburgh which I visited ten years ago.

Lol yes, Lessy, , there is sunshine in Scotland. Though it tends to miss on the locals. ;)
I think I looked at too many gravestones in the ruined bit of Dunkeld abbey listing children who didn't even get names. It stank of the cruelty of inadequate memory, forgotten human beings in abandoned graves put into a ruined building, all endeavours proving transient and so on. And then went in and found the tenth-century stone with its Munch-like staring faces. Maybe I was just having a strange day. Glad you liked it anyway!
I didn't look at the gravestones in such detail. More taking in the overall atmosphere, and that was peaceful.

But I can see how such a place can be unsettling.
I would hate to dust those places... other than that - I want a castle!
The grandest thing I have over here is a tall tree.
You wouldn't like to heat them in winter, either. :) It costs a fortune to keep even a few rooms warm.
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The Lost Fort is a blog based on my travels, with essays on Roman and Mediaeval history illustrated with lots of photos of old castles, cathedrals, Roman remains, and beautiful landscapes from Germany, the UK, Scandinavia, and the Baltic States. You may also find the odd essay about Geology, Mediaeval literature, and some poetry translations.

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I'm a writer of Historical Fiction living in Germany. I got a MA in Literature, Scandinavian Studies, Linguistics and History which doesn't pay my bills. I'm interested in Archaeology and everything Roman and Mediaeval, avid reader, opera enthusiast, traveller with a liking for foreign languages and odd rocks, and photographer.