Armchair travel - Photos from the UK

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Armchair travel - Photos from the UK

I'm really enjoying the other armchair travel/photo threads so thought I'd start one about the UK

I'll start with a few shots of Scotland. These aren't my 'best photos ever' but are mostly places that have special meaning to me . . . (Hoping Gardyloo checks in because from other threads I know he has tons of gorgeous pictures)



Dunnottar Castle



Stonehaven Harbor/Harbour just up the road from Dunnottar



Inchamahome Priory on an island in the Lake of Menteith



another of Inchmahome -



Rush hour on Skye



Lindesfarne - just across the border in Northumberland but close enough



Lindesfarne / Holy Island



Urquhart Castle on Loch Ness


Crathes Castle - this is the wallpaper on one of my laptops



Cawdor Castle's gardens




Heilan Coo




Ewes and their lambs sunbathing on Mull with Iona Abbey across the water




Melrose Abbey




Edinburgh Tattoo



Tattoo



Fringe crowds on the Royal Mile


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Oops --Cawdor's gardens are really Crathes' gardens - not sure how I made that mistake
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Oxford



London
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Thanks -- I've walked under/past the Hertford College bridge 100+ times. Brings back some happy memories (and a couple of sad ones)

A different view of London . . . :



Room with a view
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Nottingham

Nottingham, Old Market Square

Nottingham, Broadway

Wollaton Hall

Meeting some locals in the park of Wollaton Hall
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Great photos. I really miss the architecture and grand buildings of the UK but not the weather
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Bushy Park

Dover Castle with Sunday outdoor church service

Ice rink Natural History Museum

Isabella Plantation Richmond Park

Laburnum at Hampton Court Palace

Still Pond at Isabella Plantation


View from Oxo Tower Brasserie terrace

Isabella Plantation Richmond Park

St Margarets Dover


The UK weather suits me, winter can be tough but in general it is very pleasant.

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weather today is absolutely fantastic, no clouds, no wind, no noise, no traffic, birds tweeting, flowers blooming
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I'll add a few, some of them pretty old...

Old Covent Garden









Misty morning beside Edinburgh Castle



Holyrood Palace with Mrs. Q. in residence



A day at the beach, Brighton



Cutty Sark


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Originally Posted by janisj View Post
I'm really enjoying the other armchair travel/photo threads so thought I'd start one about the UK

I'll start with a few shots of Scotland. These aren't my 'best photos ever' but are mostly places that have special meaning to me . . . (Hoping Gardyloo checks in because from other threads I know he has tons of gorgeous pictures)

Dunnottar Castle
Stonehaven Harbor/Harbour just up the road from Dunnottar
Inchamahome Priory on an island in the Lake of Menteith
another of Inchmahome -
Rush hour on Skye
Lindesfarne - just across the border in Northumberland but close enough
Lindesfarne / Holy Island
Urquhart Castle on Loch Ness
Crathes Castle - this is the wallpaper on one of my laptops
Cawdor Castle's gardens
Heilan Coo
Ewes and their lambs sunbathing on Mull with Iona Abbey across the water
Melrose Abbey
Edinburgh Tattoo
Fringe crowds on the Royal Mile
Beautiful pictures janisj and thanks for posting them. It's dull and dreich here in Scotland today and they fair cheered me up during my 12 weeks lock-down. BTW, I'd have laughed out loud if you'd put up some of Kames and Tighnabruaich - there's memories for you!. Next week my nephew was taking me down to Crossraguel, one of my favourite places and I know you've visited. It's cancelled of course but that is something to look forward to when this madness ends.
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Here's a few from my 2007 trip, starting with the dress rehearsal for Trooping the Colour













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A few from Scotland.

A couple from the southernmost peninsula of Skye (I forget the name) taken along an often overlooked road that runs on the west side of the peninsula, around Tarskavaig and Tokavaig.





And from the Trotternish peninsula on the northern end of Skye, the Qriraing formation


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I like this sign
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Originally Posted by [b
billbarr[/b];17084186]Beautiful pictures janisj and thanks for posting them. It's dull and dreich here in Scotland today and they fair cheered me up during my 12 weeks lock-down. BTW, I'd have laughed out loud if you'd put up some of Kames and Tighnabruaich - there's memories for you!. Next week my nephew was taking me down to Crossraguel, one of my favourite places and I know you've visited. It's cancelled of course but that is something to look forward to when this madness ends.
. - My photos of Kames/Tighnabruaich are are prints/negatives/slides which I haven't digitized. I didn't get my first digital camera til somewhere around 2005 or thereabouts. But even after that I still used my beloved Pentax slr with ALL those heavy lenses. The 'good old days' of traveling with 36+ rolls of film in 3 or 4 different ASA and lead bags for the high ASA rolls. Half my carry on would be full of camera/case/lenses/filters/film.

twk: I must have 20+ photos from that very same spot at the Qriraing. Some with brilliant blue sky, some with clouds and overcast, and a few where you can't see a darned thing other than the little peak in the foreground.
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A few more...

Winter in Edinburgh



... and in the Cairngorms



Blaenau Ffestiniog, Wales (slate)



Winter in the Yorkshire Dales



Spring in Gloucestershire



Pearly King, London


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Love the Pearly king. I once attended the Pearly Harvest Festival at St Martin's in the Field -- Close to 100 pearlies and even a pearly decorated Taxi.

A few more:



The Eye at night



Two towers 1,000 years apart



The view from my favorite flat @ St Katherine's Marina



Garden @ Hampton Court



More HCP flowers



Hampton Court Palace

Back to Scotland . . .



Twins

and a couple more from Inchmahome








And St Andrews Cathedral:







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