Photographs from Scotland:|
Perthshire, Angus and Fife
Blairgowrie, Perthshire – bridge over the River Ericht
Martyr's Monogram, St. Andrews – the cobbled 'PH' of Patrick Hamilton, burned at the stake for heresy on this spot in 1527. Among St. Andrews students it's considered to be very bad luck to
trod upon this mark. Hamilton's ghostly visage is said to be burned into the nearby wall, and the smell of burning flesh is occasionally evident.
Butts Wynd, St. Andrews – the most unintentionally hilarious name in all of Britain. Wynd is actually a Scots word for alley, but that's still pretty funny.
East Gable, St. Andrews – sole remaining tower from the eastern wall of the ruined cathedral
St. Rule's Tower – also called the Square Tower, built in 1127 to house the relics of St. Andrew, from which the burgh derives its name. A Greek monk, St. Rule (a.k.a., Regulus) is said to have brought the relics to Scotland in 390 C.E.
View from St. Rule's Tower – overlooking St. Andrews
West Gable, St. Andrews Cathedral
St. Andrews Sarcophagus – usually described as "the finest example of Pictish carving" this sarcophagus held the remains of a Pictish king. The carving is a hunting scene depicting the biblical King David.
St. Andrews Castle – viewed from the harbor. Originally built to protect the bishop, the castle fell into disrepair after the Reformation. It's present state is due to the local townsfolk having plundered the castle for building material.
Cnoc Liath, Finegand Estate, Glenshee – our home for two weeks in "the Glen of the Fairies"
[17th century manuscript map of the area]
View from Cnoc Liath – looking across the glen to Creag na Bruaich and Cairn Derig
Sheep Crossing (Glenericht)
Bridge of Cally Road (A93 near Hill of Drimmie)
Looking over Angus from Cat Law
Loch Tummel from Queen's View — looking northwest toward Schiehallion, "Fairy Hill of the Caledonians"
Snowstorm over Schiehallion — Loch Tummel – the snow in the west rapidly advancing over the distant mountains and down the glen
War Memorial, Blairgowrie
[All photographs by James G. Mundie.]
All Images and Text © James G. Mundie 2006 - 2008