United Kingdom (Scotland) Trip Photos

 

June & July 2007

by Shawn McLaughlin *

 


 

These are photographs I took during a trip to the U.K. the Summer of 2007 — in particular various areas in Scotland.

 

They represent a little over 7% of the total number of photos I took, with an focus, as usual, on creative composition rather than just documentation.

As with previous trips to the U.K., especially as we ventured into the outer reaches, the Back of Beyond,

if you will, the emphasis is on castles, abbeys,

monuments, museums, stone circles, burial cairns,

ruins, and other antiquities.
 

Enjoy!

 


 

Click on a thumbnail to see a larger version of the picture.

 

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West front,

Sweetheart

Abbey 1

East window,

Sweetheart

Abbey

Memento Mori,

Sweetheart

Abbey

West front,

Sweetheart

Abbey

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West front,

Sweetheart

Abbey

Sweetheart

Abbey &

cemetery

Nave arches,

Sweetheart

Abbey

Foxglove by

the roadside

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Foxglove by

the roadside

Trebuchet,

Caerlaverock

Castle 2

Northwest tower,

Caerlaverock

Castle

Date Stone,

Caerlaverock

Castle

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Fireplace jamb,

Caerlaverock

Castle

Wendy in fireplace,

Caerlaverock

Castle

Nithsdale Lodging,

Caerlaverock

Castle

Nithsdale Lodging,

Caerlaverock

Castle

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Window pediment,

Caerlaverock

Castle

Window pediment,

Caerlaverock

Castle

Gatehouse,

Caerlaverock

Castle

South fašade,

Caerlaverock

Castle

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Green (!) foliage,

Caerlaverock

Castle

Southeast tower,

Caerlaverock

Castle

Murdoch's Tower

Caerlaverock

Castle

Murdoch's Tower,

Caerlaverock

Castle

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Grant Tower,

Urquhart Castle

(on Loch Ness)

Grant Tower,

Urquhart Castle

(on Loch Ness)

Archway,

Urquhart Castle

(on Loch Ness)

Urquhart Castle

(on Loch Ness)

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Tourist cruises

on Loch Ness

Great Hall cellars,

Urquhart Castle

(on Loch Ness)

Kitchen,

Urquhart Castle

(on Loch Ness)

Kitchen,

Urquhart Castle

(on Loch Ness)

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Barred window,

Urquhart Castle

(on Loch Ness)

Grant Tower,

Urquhart Castle

(on Loch Ness)

Grant Tower,

Urquhart Castle

(on Loch Ness)

Urquhart Castle

(on Loch Ness)

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Urquhart Castle

(on Loch Ness)

Urquhart Castle

(on Loch Ness)

Foot path to

Loch Ness,

Urquhart Castle

Wall fragment,

Urquhart Castle

(on Loch Ness)

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"Nature Prevails",

Urquhart Castle

(on Loch Ness)

Stone arch,

Urquhart Castle

(on Loch Ness)

Trebuchet,

Urquhart Castle

(on Loch Ness)

Trebuchet,

Urquhart Castle

(on Loch Ness)

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Summit,

Urquhart Castle

(on Loch Ness)

Grant Tower,

Urquhart Castle

(on Loch Ness)

Deforestation

in Scotland

Dockside homes,

Stornoway

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Scottish hillside

The Back

of Beyond

View from the bow,

CalMac Ferry

Land, sea, & air

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Callanish Stone

Circle, Isle

of Lewis

Callanish Stone

Circle, Isle

of Lewis

Callanish Stone

Circle, Isle

of Lewis

Callanish Stone

Circle, Isle

of Lewis

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Callanish Stone

Circle, Isle

of Lewis

Callanish Stone

Circle, Isle

of Lewis

Callanish Stone

Circle, Isle

of Lewis

Callanish Stone

Circle, Isle

of Lewis

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Callanish Stone

Circle, Isle

of Lewis

Callanish Stone

Circle, Isle

of Lewis

Callanish Stone

Circle, Isle

of Lewis

Callanish Stone

Circle, Isle

of Lewis

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Callanish Stone

Circle, Isle

of Lewis

Callanish Stone

Circle, Isle

of Lewis

Callanish Stone

Circle, Isle

of Lewis

Callanish Stone

Circle, Isle

of Lewis

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Callanish Stone

Circle, Isle

of Lewis

Callanish Stone

Circle, Isle

of Lewis

Callanish Stone

Circle, Isle

of Lewis

Callanish Stone

Circle, Isle

of Lewis

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Callanish Stone

Circle, Isle

of Lewis

Callanish Stone

Circle, Isle

of Lewis

Callanish Stone

Circle, Isle

of Lewis

Callanish Stone

Circle, Isle

of Lewis

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Callanish Stone

Circle, Isle

of Lewis

Callanish Stone

Circle, Isle

of Lewis

Callanish Stone

Circle, Isle

of Lewis

Callanish Stone

Circle, Isle

of Lewis

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Callanish Stone

Circle, Isle

of Lewis

Callanish Stone

Circle, Isle

of Lewis

Callanish Stone

Circle, Isle

of Lewis

Callanish Stone

Circle, Isle

of Lewis

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Callanish Stone

Circle, Isle

of Lewis

Callanish Stone

Circle, Isle

of Lewis

Callanish Stone

Circle, Isle

of Lewis

Callanish 2,

Isle of Lewis

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Callanish 2,

Isle of Lewis

Callanish 3,

Isle of Lewis

Callanish 3,

Isle of Lewis

Callanish 3,

Isle of Lewis

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Callanish 3,

Isle of Lewis

Callanish 3,

Isle of Lewis

Callanish 3,

Isle of Lewis

The Back

of Beyond

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Kissing Gate,

Isleof Lewis

Abandoned

Loom,

Stornoway

Ferry

(stern hatch

opening)

Harbor,

Stornoway

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Ship in drydock,

Stornoway

Cemetery,

Stornoway

Leaving

Stornoway

for Ullapool

Islet, en route

to Ullapool

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Yellow Ribbons

for Madeleine

McCann 3

Stalker Castle,

Oban

Harbor,

Oban

Dunollie Castle,

Oban

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Duart Castle,

Lismore

Islet in the

Firth of Lorn

The Back

of Beyond

Islet in the

Firth of Lorn

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Fingal's Cave,

Isle of Staffa

Fingal's Cave,

Isle of Staffa

Basalt formations,

Fingal's Cave,

Isle of Staffa

Fingal's Cave,

Isle of Staffa

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Basalt formations,

Fingal's Cave,

Isle of Staffa

Basalt formations,

Fingal's Cave,

Isle of Staffa

Basalt formations,

Fingal's Cave,

Isle of Staffa

Basalt formations,

Fingal's Cave,

Isle of Staffa

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Fingal's Cave

(interior),

Isle of Staffa

Fingal's Cave

(interior),

Isle of Staffa

Fingal's Cave

(interior - ceiling),

Isle of Staffa

Fingal's Cave

(interior),

Isle of Staffa

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Fingal's Cave

(interior),

Isle of Staffa

Fingal's Cave

(interior),

Isle of Staffa

Fingal's Cave

(interior - ceiling),

Isle of Staffa

Fingal's Cave

(from interior),

Isle of Staffa

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Fingal's Cave

(interior),

Isle of Staffa

Basalt formations,

Fingal's Cave,

Isle of Staffa

Basalt formations,

Fingal's Cave,

Isle of Staffa

Basalt formations,

Fingal's Cave,

Isle of Staffa

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Basalt formations,

Fingal's Cave,

Isle of Staffa

Basalt formations,

Fingal's Cave,

Isle of Staffa

Basalt formations,

Fingal's Cave,

Isle of Staffa

Basalt formations,

Fingal's Cave,

Isle of Staffa

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Basalt formations,

Fingal's Cave,

Isle of Staffa

Basalt formations,

Fingal's Cave,

Isle of Staffa

Basalt formations,

Fingal's Cave,

Isle of Staffa

Basalt formations,

Fingal's Cave,

Isle of Staffa

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View from

summit,

Isle of Staffa

View from

summit,

Isle of Staffa

View from

summit,

Isle of Staffa

Wildflowers

on summit,

Isle of Staffa

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Basalt formations,

Fingal's Cave,

Isle of Staffa

Basalt formations,

Fingal's Cave,

Isle of Staffa

Basalt formations,

Fingal's Cave,

Isle of Staffa

Ullin of Staffa

(boat to

Fingal's Cave)

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Fingal's Cave,

Isle of Staffa

Seagull

Lismore Lighthouse

Seagull on deck,

CalMac Ferry

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CalMac

Ferry

Bridge,

Pollok House,

Glasgow

Entrance,

Pollok House,

Glasgow

Union Jack,

Glasgow

Cathedral

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4-light window,

Glasgow

Cathedral

Arcading,

Glasgow

Cathedral

Dunlop window,

Glasgow

Cathedral

Tomb,

Glasgow

Cathedral

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Entrance fašade,

Glasgow

Necropolis

Glasgow

Necropolis

Glasgow

Necropolis

Glasgow

Necropolis

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Glasgow

Necropolis

Glasgow

Necropolis

Glasgow

Necropolis

Glasgow

Necropolis

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Glasgow

Necropolis

Glasgow

Necropolis

Glasgow

Necropolis

Glasgow

Necropolis

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Wallace

Monument

(from Stirling Castle)

Wallace

Monument

(from Stirling Castle)

Robert the Bruce,

Stirling Castle

Tree in Bowling

Green Gardens,

Stirling Castle

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Prince's Tower,

Stirling Castle

Wood medallion,

Stirling Castle

Cannon,

Stirling Castle

Cemetery,

Stirling Castle

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Cemetery,

Stirling Castle

Grand Battery,

Stirling Castle

Fireplace jamb,

Stirling Castle

Fireplace jamb,

Stirling Castle

(thistle detail)

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Wood ceiling trusses,

Great Hall,

Stirling Castle

Wood ceiling trusses,

Great Hall,

Stirling Castle

Palace statue,

Stirling Castle

Painted window,

Chapel Royal,

Stirling Castle

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Nether Bailey,

Stirling Castle

Royal Gardens,

Stirling Castle

Royal Gardens,

Stirling Castle

Garden decoration,

Stirling Castle

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Wallace Monument,

Stirling

Wallace Monument,

Stirling

Stirling Castle

(from Wallace

Monument)

Stirling Castle

(from Wallace

Monument)

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Stirling Castle

(fromWallace

Monument)

Stirling Castle

(fromWallace

Monument)

Wallace's Sword,

Wallace Monument,

Stirling

Wallace Monument

("abstraction"),

Stirling

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Crown spire from

below, Wallace

Monument, Stirling

River Forth from

Wallace Monument,

Stirling

Wendy at the top,

Wallace Monument,

Stirling

Passageway,

Wallace Monument,

Stirling

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William Wallace,

Wallace Monument

Coat of Arms,

Wallace Monument

Nave,

Melrose Abbey 4

Arched doorway,

north side,

Melrose Abbey

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Archway,

Melrose Abbey

Tomb,

Melrose Abbey

Memento Mori,

Melrose Abbey

Wall niche,

Melrose Abbey

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Window in stone vault,

Melrose Abbey

Stone ceiling vaulting,

Melrose Abbey

South trancept,

Melrose Abbey

Second story

doors & passages,

Melrose Abbey

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Memento Mori,

Melrose Abbey

Original floor tiles,

Melrose Abbey

Original floor tiles,

Melrose Abbey

Heart of

Robert the Bruce,

Melrose Abbey

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Cemetery,

Melrose Abbey

Melrose Abbey

& cemetery

Presbytery,

Melrose Abbey

Cemetery,

Melrose Abbey

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Crossing,

Melrose Abbey

Crossing & foliage,

Melrose Abbey

Drainage way,

Melrose Abbey

Drainage way,

Melrose Abbey

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Tiger Lillies,

Melrose Abbey

Drainage way,

Melrose Abbey

Tiger Lillies,

Melrose Abbey

Tiger Lillies,

Melrose Abbey

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13th c. door,

Melrose Abbey

Museum

Cast iron pot,

Melrose Abbey

Museum

Banner with

coat of arms,

Melrose Abbey

Museum

13th c. clock,

Melrose Abbey

Museum

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Aisle Chapels,

Melrose Abbey

Nave,

Melrose Abbey

Aisle Chapel

stonework,

Melrose Abbey

Aisle Chapel

stonework,

Melrose Abbey

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Melrose Abbey

Fossilized

mollusk stone,

Melrose Abbey 5

Fossilized

mollusk stone,

Melrose Abbey

Burns Window,

St. Giles' Cathedral,

Edinburgh

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"Stacked Whalebones"

(Goldsworthy)

NMS 6

Hollowed-out

wood canoe,

NMS

Goldsworthy

wall decoration

NMS

"Victory Standing

on a Globe",

NMS

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Defaced cross slab

from Angus,

NMS

Oak door from

Rowallan Castle,

NMS

Book stand,

NMS

Book stand,

NMS

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"Last Judgment"

wood ceiling panels,

NMS

Jacquard Loom,

NMS

Jacquard Loom,

NMS

Jacquard Loom

punch cards,

NMS

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Jacquard Loom

punch cards,

NMS

View from

hotel room,

Edinburgh

Gatehouse

coat of arms,

Edinburgh Castle

Portcullis,

Edinburgh Castle

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Merger of hewn

& living rock,

Edinburgh Castle

View from

Edinburgh Castle

Field gun,

Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle

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"Elvis Presley

& John Lennon",

Edinburgh Castle 7

"Elvis Presley

& John Lennon",

Edinburgh Castle

"Elvis Presley

& John Lennon",

Edinburgh Castle

"Elvis Presley

& John Lennon",

Edinburgh Castle

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Clock tower,

Royal Palace,

Edinburgh Castle

Armory display,

Great Hall

Edinburgh Castle

Wall sculpture

("Justice"?),

Edinburgh Castle

Wall sculpture

(caduceus?),

Edinburgh Castle

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Changing of

the Guard,

Edinburgh Castle

Changing of

the Guard,

Edinburgh Castle

Changing of

the Guard,

Edinburgh Castle

Tomb of the

Unknowns,

Edinburgh Castle

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"Mons Meg"

cannon,

Edinburgh Castle

"Mons Meg"

cannon,

Edinburgh Castle

Cannonballs,

Edinburgh Castle

105 mm field gun, 8

Edinburgh Castle

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Argyle Tower,

Edinburgh Castle

Half-Moon Battery,

Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle

& Nat'l Gallery

of Scotland

View from

Scott Monument

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View (west) from

Scott Monument,

Edinburgh

View (east) from

Scott Monument,

Edinburgh

Scott Monument,

Edinburgh

Scott Monument,

Edinburgh

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Bagpipers,

Edinburgh

London from

the air

(countryside)

London from

the air

(countryside)

London from

the air

(Thames)

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London from

the air (Thames)

London from

the air (Thames)

London from

the air (Thames)

London from

the air (Thames)

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London from

the air (Battersea

Power Station)

England from

the air

(Kew Gardens)

England from

the air

(Kew Gardens)

England from

the air

(countryside)

 

 

* Copyright © 2007 by Shawn McLaughlin,
All rights reserved. Any use without prior authorization

is strictly prohibited by law.

 


 

1 85 miles SW of Glasgow

2 84 miles SE of Glasgow

3 A 3-year-old British girl abducted from her holiday

apartment bedroom in Portugal on May 3, 2007

and never seen since.

4 35 miles SW of Edinburgh

5 Museum in the Commendator's House

6 National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh

7 This is how they introduced themselves!

8 Fired every day at 1:00 pm. Boom!