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Scotland, revisited

Scotland, revisited

Just some revisiting to some photos from 2015 with a new eye and a different take to post processing.  Some are done up a little extra ;)  There is nothing special about any of these in particular and they all have stories behind them, but this is really just a photo dump of sorts.

We didn't really know where to go in Scotland and so I tried to place us centrally.  Little did I know that the roads there are gorgeous -- and not really meant for long distances, particularly once you get into the highlands.  We were in the Cairngorms National Park and it was rather rugged.  We likened it to a British-feeling Colorado.  But the Lochs were stately and glorious - and neolithic and bronze age remains are sprinkled around like so much parade confetti.

This Bronze Age stone circle shot is a favorite of mine.

You really can't get better views.  It's actually a bit insane how beautiful the island of Britain is. You can fit the entire thing inside half of Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina and I guarantee you while those states have some lovely sites, they don't exist in nines like they do in Britain.  It's got *everything*.

And everything is really easy to get to if you're American because you can stand the drives.  3-4 hour drive isn't really a big deal for us yanks and it will afford you the roaming necessary to get to all the vistas.

This last shot is just in the foothills of the Cairngorms to the south, north and a bit west of where we stayed at Blair Atholl.  I think this crop is my favorite so far. I get a little bit lost in imagination when I look at it :)

Thanks for looking at my photos - sorry not a lot of story and talk about them.  I just processed so many over the course of the  past few weeks I was getting backed up. 

Chastleton House

Chastleton House