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Flying Above the Castle

Ryan Davison Crisp

Morpeth, United Kingdom

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“Commanding a vital ford over the River Tweed, Norham was one of the strongest of the border castles, and the most often attacked by the Scots. Besieged at least 13 times – once for nearly a year by Robert Bruce – it was called ‘the most dangerous and adventurous place in the country’. But even its powerful 12th-century keep and massive towered bailey walls could not resist James IV’s heavy cannon, and it fell to him in 1513, shortly before his defeat at Flodden. The extensive 16th-century rebuilding which followed, adapting the fortress for its own artillery, is still clearly traceable” – English Heritage

I love how the bird was captured just in position above the castle here.

Shot taken at Norham Castle, Northumberland, with Panasonic Lumix G1, 14-45mm lens (1/500, f/5.0).

Best viewed in large format.

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