28 July 2014

Tree Time at Stirling Castle


and a view from a window to the past

9 comments:

Elephant's Child said...

Amazing place.
Can you imagine any of our modern buildings lasting a fraction of the time? Or looking that impressive?

Andrew MacLaren-Scott said...

Not lasting - we don't build things to last any more - but some high glass and metal towers do look very impressive.

Claude said...

Quite solid and magnificent in its old building age.

But people last longer today than they did in those days. Although I must admit that each generation seems to be losing in quality what it's gaining in living years. Yet, some of them, (like a few modern towers) are very impressive.

Sol said...

look at that stone work! loving the gargoyles.

Sean Jeating said...

Hmmm, this reminds me of a sunny September day spent in and around Stirling Castle, a splendid evening and night on a nearby camping site, and a hilarious visit of Wallace Memorial, next morning. Thank you.

Andrew MacLaren-Scott said...

Last time I was at the base of the Wallace Monument there was a display encouraging a poorly rewritten version of history that amused me too, but it seemed to appeal to the tourists. But the monument itself is very fine. I may visit it again with my camera and this time venture to the top.

Sean Jeating said...

Focusing but on "my camera". Does this mean you do not exclusively take your photos with your mobile?

Anyway, I am looking forward to your photos from the top.

Andrew MacLaren-Scott said...

"My camera" is indeed a mere part of my mobile phone Sean, but the last time I visited the monument, many years ago, I did not possess that mobile phone, but merely one that contained no camera... and thus, perhaps, all is clear to you, that yes, I do exclusively take my photos with the 5 megapixel camera component embodied within my mobile.

Sean Jeating said...

Ah, good. Thus, as Miss Sophie would say on her 90th birthday, "Same procedure as every year, Andrew." Or so. :)