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North Uist: Beach House by Kasia-D

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Travelling around one of my favourite places in the world, I noticed this renovated stone house and byre, overlooking Vallay Beach (Tràigh Bhalaigh) an amazing sandy bay. It turns out to be one of the most photographed houses on North Uist (Uist a Tuath), appearing on many postcards too. Many hundreds of these simple old stone houses stand abandoned throughout the Isles. Some are now being renovated at considerable expense as holiday homes with all mod cons. This one does not seem to be an original “blackhouse” which had no chimneys or large windows and were built without mortar but it is rather a cottar’s whitehouse with a thatched roof.

Location: Sollas/Macleite, Vallay bay, on the A865 from Clachan to Lochmaddy, North Uist, Outer Hebrides, Scotland, UK.

Nikon D200, Sigma18-200mm. Captured in RAW. F/3,5-6,3G; 22mm, F/9, 1/160s, ISO 100, June 2007.

03.05.2013, 1209 views

Featured in Highland and Islands Photographers, Redbubble Boomers, Northern Landscapes, Just Fun, A Place to Call Home, Beach, River and Lake Treasures, BBB’s – Boats! Beaches! Bays!
Challenge Winner in Preserving History – Old Homes around the World
Accompanying music by Four Stone Walls by Capercaillie

Born in Scotland, at home in Europe, I am a passionate photographer with eclectic tastes who loves to travel and capture images of our beautiful world. Check out my gallery or contact me directly for contract work or customization.
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  • SeeOneSoul
    SeeOneSoulabout 5 years ago

    OH !!!
    Now you’re showing me places even more irresistible than ever before !!
    This is a dream … an absolute dream!!

  • Danke, Tina! I know I am teasing you – Bavaria or the Scottish islands:-) But I love both! This house is available as a holiday home, by the way.

    – Kasia-D

  • SeeOneSoul
    SeeOneSoulabout 5 years ago

    love the music to go!!! :))

  • My pleasure:-)

    – Kasia-D

  • Franmacimages
    Franmacimagesabout 5 years ago

    Now U Have us in Dreamland KD Totally Awesome What a Gorgeous Place “Beautiful” Group??? Wonderful Beach & Great info on the side A Fantastic composition & Image A Bg fav Tooo Frankie x

  • Your shot is a Beauty therefore “Beautiful” group:-))) This house is really in a great location – if you get the weather I had, of course!

    – Kasia-D

  • joak
    joakabout 5 years ago

    superb kasia whit a place!

  • Joak, thanks pal. A lovely wee cottage but not space for your dogs:-)

    – Kasia-D

  • Empato Photography
    Empato Photogr...about 5 years ago

    Incredible, i love this.

  • Tommy, thank you very much. It is a lovely wee huis:-)

    – Kasia-D

  • Adri  Padmos
    Adri Padmosabout 5 years ago

    A TOP photo, Kasia; a FAV for me!
    The colors, the light, the composition………amazing!

  • Adri, thank you so much for that great compliment! It is a great location and so photogenic:-)

    – Kasia-D

  • Valerie Anne Kelly
    Valerie Anne K...about 5 years ago

    Absolutely stunning capture sweetheART lovely ;} happy hippy hugglez

  • Val, thank you so much, my dear. I appreciate your enthusiasm!

    – Kasia-D

  • Alex Gardiner
    Alex Gardinerabout 5 years ago

    Great photie, must dae a wee sculpture o’ this wee place. Thanks for th lovely pic.
    The Auld Yin.

  • Nice to meet ye, Auld Yin:-) It is a lovely wee huis and location – especially when you have such great weather! Kasia

    – Kasia-D

  • karenbrodie
    karenbrodieabout 5 years ago

    What a stunning little cottage, beautiful shot Kasia :))

  • Karen, thank you, my dear! It is a lovely place and so well located. From what I’ve heard it is a holiday home – so if you ever make it to North Uist…

    – Kasia-D

  • calmac49
    calmac49about 5 years ago

    Wonderful crisp , colourful shot Kasia. Great shot.

  • Thank you so much, Derek. The light was special both times I’ve been there so far: This shot and the linked one on the right were taken a year apart. Cheers, Kasia

    – Kasia-D

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