Passing by Some Castles
When traveling around, you not only see lots of landscape (far more than you can ever photograph out of moving vehicles) but also a few interesting buildings. I managed to catch two castles on my journey which I didn't really visit, but of which I got some nice pictures nevertheless.
The one that looks like some Maya ruins in the rainforest is Dunollie Castle near Oban which I caught from the sun deck of the Mull ferry. Dunollie Castle, closeup
A proof that Scotland can be very green in parts. The west coast climate seems to be ideal for vines; they're really taking over the ruins.Loch Awe
I saw Loch Awe from the Glasgow / Oban train, and a few days later I got even closer during what I call my Inveraray adventure. I'll tell you more about that in another post; for now let me just say that public transport in Scotland on a Sunday is more or less inexistant.
There's a castle on the photo above, if you take a close look.Kilchurn Castle
On the way back I managed to get a lot closer. That picturesque beauty is Kilchurn Castle.Kilchurn Castle; another view
For one I was on the wrong side of Loch Awe, and Kilchurn Castle is only open to public on some days In July and August, but at least I had the chance to take some photos.Closeup of the castle
The view of the castle with the mountains as background is more or less a classic. It graces more than one travel guidebook (the ones that don't have Eilean Donan Castle, anyway), though in most cases the pictures have been taken in autumn. But it's quite a splendid sight in summer, too.