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Saturday, December 8, 2018

Journey Side By Side At Glenfinnan Monument

WE CROSSED OVER... the road leading to the Glenfinnan Monument.  Excerpt from the visitscotland.com

Framed by spectacular Highland scenery at the head of Loch Shiel, the Glenfinnan Monument is a striking tribute to those who fought in the Jacobite Risings.
Less than a year before the Battle of Culloden, Prince Charles Edward Stuart raised his father’s Standard at Glenfinnan, marking the start of the 1745 Jacobite campaign. An army of 1,500 rallied to join Bonnie Prince Charlie – they marched as far south as Derby before the retreat began that would seal their fate.
In 1815, the 18m-high monument was built here, with the lone, kilted highlander at the top providing a poignant reminder of the clansmen who gave their lives to the Jacobite cause.
The modern exhibition in the visitor centre tells the story of Prince Charles Edward Stuart and the 1745 Jacobite Rising.
Marking my footprints at Glenfinnan Monument... 
The beautiful monument which lies in front of the panaromic views of 
LochShiel and the dramatic mountains....
Taken before my very eyes... 
The beautiful scenery that lies ahead... 
Spectacular highland scenery... 
We walked from this distance... 
To the monument ahead... 
Reflections of the lake... 
What was I doing?
And the photographer said... Action, ladies!!
Thumbs Up for Glenfinnan!
I love this picture!
The journey side by side... 


6 comments:

  1. So serene, i can feel the peace just looking at the photos

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  2. It's almost winter - the views get a bit gloomy round this time of year.

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  3. Strong Woman! can lift up a light house LOL

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  4. The photo that you love can be printed into a postcard! Nice!

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  5. It is all so beautiful! I love your last picture the best. The monument must be very light, I see you can hold it in your hands!

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