Urquhart Castle  Loch Ness by GerryMac

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The impressive ruin of Urquhart Castle sits on a rocky promontory with commanding views along Loch Ness. One of the largest of all Scottish castles, Urquhart has seen many battles and sieges throughout its 500-year history as a medieval fortress. Evidence of the siting of some kind of fortified residence on the promontory goes back to Pictish times during a missionary visit by St Columba about AD 580. The holy man called at the home in Glen Urquhart of an elderly noble Pict named Emchath and converted him and his household to Christianity.

A big thank you to Adgray for this inspired wonderful poem…..

_Can you hear the pipes a calling to you laddy
Will ye come and join the fighting of the foe
Hug the wee barings and kiss your lovely wife laddy
‘twill be a while before you march back home

And the lands will thank you for the blood you shed laddy
and the sassenachs will flee before our might
We will take you home upon the cart to bed laddy
and our land stay safe because you did what’s right_

Comments

  • gothgirl
    gothgirlalmost 7 years ago

    ooo very atmospheric – youve captured it really well

  • Jadon
    Jadonalmost 7 years ago

    Wow, what a view, well taken Gerry.

  • davidmilne
    davidmilnealmost 7 years ago

    Stunning atmospheric pic Gerry,wonderful view and moody sky!!

  • Alison Edge
    Alison Edgealmost 7 years ago

    Lovely comp – image is just great.

  • adgray
    adgrayalmost 7 years ago

    _Can you hear the pipes a calling to you laddy
    Will ye come and join the fighting of the foe
    Hug the wee barings and kiss your lovely wife laddy
    ’twill be a while before you march back home

    And the lands will thank you for the blood you shed laddy
    and the sassenachs will flee before our might
    We will take you home upon the cart to bed laddy
    and our land stay safe because you did what’s right_

    Couldnt help it this shot brought out the poet in me, and the Scott [my grandfather is a Wallace decendant] But did ye no see the monster? On such a day as that she should have come to see you…. did you stay till dusk?
    It is an awesome shot Gerry you have the length of the loch all brooding and the clouds gathering for the fight and the green hills calmly waiting. no wonder it drew poetry from me.
    Awesome Thank you. :o)

  • Thank you so much Alyssa for this, love it! Hope you don’t mind but I added it to the description of the image……

    – GerryMac

  • Heloisa Castro
    Heloisa Castroalmost 7 years ago

    Very cool image!

  • maggiebarra
    maggiebarraalmost 7 years ago

    splendid!

  • pijinlane
    pijinlanealmost 7 years ago

    I love that long sweep down the loch enhanced by the lowering cloud … I too must climb up to the top the next time I visit Urquart

  • adgray
    adgrayalmost 7 years ago

    Oh wow Gerry I’m honoured!
    Thank you so much!
    Well I shall repay the compliment load the poem in my writings and send them all looking at you! :o)
    Don’t you love art working at it’s best like this? :o)
    Keep Happy my friend :o) xox

  • liesbeth
    liesbethalmost 7 years ago
    It was adgrays poem that brought me here, these collaborations are just great. We get to see more art this way. Love your picture, and it is nice to read something about the history too. The poem fits well, shows me a scenery in my mind.
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