The guy behind the lens

My photo

I'm a Science Teacher, Nature Photographer, Husband, Father, and Grandfather who loves to explore the natural world by traveling, photographing and thinking. 

MINDS WORK BEST WHEN OPEN!  

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Urquhart Castle - Loch Ness

Today's post in honor of Scenic Sunday & My World is from a trip I took to Scotland. Urquhart Castle dates from the 13th century and it's ruins are one of the most visited sites in all of Scotland. This is probably due (in part) to the fact that it is located on the shore of Loch Ness and most of the "Nessie" sightings have been within a mile or so of this  castle. The local folks we chatted with were of the opinion that "Nessie" was most likely a large Sturgeon. That theory does not get much press as it would not be good for tourism! I hope you enjoy  your short visit to medieval Scotland!




Click in the image to see it in the original gallery.

14 comments:

Cinnamon owl said...

This is beautiful!

Al said...

Wonderful photo. Despite being born in England, I don't ever remember going to Scotland, and that's something I need to fix one of these years.

Amila Kanchana said...

Beautiful!

Mama Zen said...

Gorgeous shot!

Jill Harrison said...

Beautiful shot John. Scotland is a place I'd love to go to - so much history. Thanks for taking us there. And thank you for your comments on my blog. Have a great day.

amatterofhowyouseeit.com said...

Lovely composition!

retriever said...

Nice fotos i love much Scotland , greeting from Belgium

Julie G. said...

Resplendent photograph!

Linnea said...

Thanks for transporting me to Scotland! And thanks for stopping by at my SS. Enjoy the week.

Tiago Braga said...

amazing, such a beautiful place!
nice colours and contrasts! ;)
let me invite to view my space! hope you like it http://tiagophotografy.blogspot.com/ , i wish thath somehow my work can inspire you .....

Hugs from Portugal! :D

Retail Therapy Lounge said...

Hello!

Found you on a blog hop and am your newest follower - Would love for you to check out my blog and follow back if you like it.

Check out my "retail therapy" giveaways and enter a few, there are some great products to win. Also - if you do giveaways - join my March Madness Giveaway Hop!

I also have a fantastic weekly blog hop.

http://retailtherapylounge.blogspot.com
or
http://www.retail-therapy-lounge.com

Carol

Marie said...

I've always wanted to visit Scotland -- and it's these kinds of sites that would make it worth the trip -- old castles are so neat. Wonderful photo!

Marie
bonkersinbarnhart.com

Closer to Lucy said...

Thank you for the vicarious travel...just lovley.
Lucy is out hopping. Come on by when you get a chance Closer to Lucy!

Johnny Nutcase said...

that's a completely cool scene - I wanna go! Love the composition, what an awesome place!