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Category Archives: Nature
This is St Mary’s college in St Andrews, dedicated for centuries to the study of divinity. This picture was taken from inside the old library, named after Professor James Gregory, the renowned 17th century mathematician and astronomer. The latticed windows have a … Continue reading
Last week I returned to one of my favourite hiking routes on the South West Coastal path, Lulworth Cove to Weymouth. A World Heritage Site, it’s one of the best Jurassic coastlines in the world, with striking geological landforms.
The morning of the hike dawned – we looked apprehensively out at the sky, would the weather be kind to us? A thick white cloud clung to upper end of Ben Nevis, but it looked clearer than it did the … Continue reading
If you’ve hiked up Snowdon and Scafell Pike and are yet to complete the trio of peaks, I’don’t say you’ve saved the best till last.
Originally posted on Wisdom from The Lord of the Rings:
Frodo and Sam have journeyed through many landscapes since they left Bag End together stepping out onto the Road that Bilbo once sang about, that “Goes ever on and on”.…
As evening descends – swirling, tempestuous skies, and the dark ruins of a mediaeval castle. I took these pictures in Fife, Scotland, where all the elements seem to warn and lament a deep and ancient history. What do you hear from the … Continue reading