Iconoclasm 101 ~ Eilean Donan & The Dornie Daleks by artwhiz47

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Having just posted a photo of the Real Eilean Donan Castle, I am compelled by the perverse Imps of Hallowe’en to bring you this New View of an Old Icon. Just beside the venerable castle is the Dornie hall, a place whose carpark is home to recycling & signs for various amenities, & where the weary traveling photographer can find comfort & even something to eat. And maybe an old tire or two. I just loved this – not that I have anything against the reverence in which the historic & beautifully restored castle is held; but there are two sides to every coin, & that’s not a bad thing. In this case it is an entertaining thing. More about the castle’s history can be found via the link at the end of my text for this . And remember, Daleks may insist upon precedence when queuing for the toilets; do not risk extermination.

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  • 1stImpressions
    1stImpressionsover 4 years ago

    and the donan emptie cans and bottles..they like a wee dram you know…..great work

  • I don’t know WHAT they were up to, but perhaps those wee drams were what sent them into the queue in the first place. Thanks, Steve.

    – artwhiz47

  • photogaryphy
    photogaryphyover 4 years ago

    Lol at daleks Great shot Sheila.

  • They must’ve been cold as their arms were pulled in, like turtles’. They didn’t say anything, either, at least not to me. It was quite a sight. Thanks, Gary.

    – artwhiz47

  • hastypudding
    hastypuddingover 4 years ago

    well, that pretty much ruins the virginity of the area I had though so drop dead gorgeous…oh well!

  • Not to worry – it is very easy to avoid this place completely, unless you have to go to the bathroom with the Daleks. Don’t let this stop your perfect daydream; I’ve been there, & I can still put these visions out of my head!

    – artwhiz47

  • larry flewers
    larry flewersover 4 years ago

    not such a perfect view

  • Heh, heh. But this scene had its own charm, to be sure.

    – artwhiz47

  • Gene Walls
    Gene Wallsover 4 years ago

    One word comes to mind …Incongruity.

    Beautifully captured, Sheila! You have a wonderful “eye”.

  • Never let it be said that I miss the obvious. Or sometimes the less-than-obvious. In this case, we were so amused by this juxtaposition that several shots were in order. Incongruity is the word, but then, life’s full of that. Thanks, Gene.

    – artwhiz47

  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezover 4 years ago

    Hehe, love it, this is the shot that most people would not even consider …

  • Well, you’ve got that right, though I’m not sure why. Daleks have feelings, too, & they love good scenery…. Thanks, Tom.

    – artwhiz47

  • Mike Oxley
    Mike Oxleyover 4 years ago

    “Holy extermination! Quick, Doctor, back to the Tardis!” And I love the inclusion of the two signs, the larger of the two showing where the priorities lie. Although I am just a tad disappointed, however. No discarded Timmie’s cups to be seen.

  • Had I known, I’d’ve brought a few along. I knew you’d get a kick out of this one. I have another ‘iconoclasm’ shot coming up – this time of Jedburgh Abbey. Stay tuned…. Thanks, Mike.

    – artwhiz47

  • Antanas
    Antanasover 4 years ago

    very good composition

  • Thanks, Antanas – couldn’t resist this set-up!

    – artwhiz47

  • Jamie  Green
    Jamie Greenover 4 years ago

    That’s different…exterminate!!!

  • Yes, & what Tom said above. No tourist/photographers were exterminated in the taking of this image. Most entertaining was the Serious Photographer who arrived in the carpark as I was casing the joint, deciding on The Perfect Angle of Daleks on the March & such. He grabbed his tripod from his boot, & booted his way DIRECTLY to The Perfect Spot for shooting the castle, set up, & within seconds was gone. Looked at me quizzically over his shoulder as I caught the Daleks. I think they had Exterminating Toilets there. Or was it Composting? Thank you for this input, James.

    – artwhiz47

  • Jadon
    Jadonover 4 years ago

    LOL…Nice foreground …

  • Heh – yes, I always think that the lead-in is very important in these historic shots… thanks, Jase.

    – artwhiz47

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