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The Black Watch Memorial in front of Lt. General Wade’s Bridge over the River Tay in the town of Aberfeldy in the Breadalbane Region of Highland Perthshire (Breadalbane is from the Gaelic; Bràghaid Alban", meaning; the High Ground of Scotland). Shot taken on Saturday 20th December 08 in the middle of our winter.

The Black Watch Memorial was unveiled in 1877 in honor of the Black Watch Regiment which was first established in Aberfeldy. The monument takes the form of a massive cairn surmounted by the statue of Private Farquhar Shaw dressed in the original uniform of the Regiment.

The bridge was first opened to traffic at the end of October 1733. Wade regarded it the greatest of his considerable achievements in road-making. In 9 years he had personally supervised the construction of over 250 miles of military roads in the Highlands – the first engineered roads in Britain since Roman times.

lt is now the only one of Wade’s 35 major bridges to remain in use as a public highway. Built for 18th century wheeled carriages, it survives to the 21st century as a great memorial to a great road building engineer.

The River Tay, Scotland longest river, meanders across Scotland from Loch Tay before flowing out to sea at the Firth of Tay.

Three bracketed JPGs converted to HDR in Photomatix Pro.

Camera: Canon EOS 450D (Digital Rebel XSi in the USA)
Lens: Canon 18-55mm IS
Handheld

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Related shots can be found at: Highland Scotland.

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  • salsbells69
    salsbells69almost 6 years ago

    wonderful contrasting light and beautiful tones. Love the narrative tom. Very informative!

  • Chris Clark
    Chris Clarkalmost 6 years ago

    photographic perfection Tom

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderalmost 6 years ago

    You have surpassed yourself with this one Tom. A superb shot, colours lighting , etc. etc.

  • cherylc1
    cherylc1almost 6 years ago

    absolutely awesome tom!!

  • skyhorse
    skyhorsealmost 6 years ago

    Absolutely beautiful Tom

  • Barbara Manis
    Barbara Manisalmost 6 years ago

    wonderful image, Tom. Thanks for the info also!

  • Cora Wandel
    Cora Wandelalmost 6 years ago

    Tom, excellent image and writing! – Cora

  • Smudger
    Smudgeralmost 6 years ago

    excellent work well done to you

  • Catherine Hamilton-Veal  ©
    Catherine Hami...almost 6 years ago

    Beautiful Tom My Dad was in the Black Watch.x

  • Mel Brackstone
    Mel Brackstonealmost 6 years ago

    Love your little slices of history, Tom! Thank you!

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