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Comments (66)

Harry Taggart on November 9, 2008

I hope this is not one of your jokes Uli. my wife is late with my lunch, cheers scally.

lurdesa_ on November 9, 2008


Harry Taggart on November 9, 2008

You are very welcome Lourdesa,and can have my vote anytime. regards scally.

Antonietta * on November 9, 2008

Scally I love the building and surroundings you included in this shot, sheep included. My best congratulations for the prize of St. Andrews Castle! Greetings

Harry Taggart on November 9, 2008

Thank you Antonietta much appreciate your kind words regards scally.

Tony Reid on November 9, 2008

Yes, I like this one, Scally!

Cheers, Tony in New Zealand

Harry Taggart on November 10, 2008

Ha,Ha, tony it was me slipping on a dry stane duke that set the sheep off, I got off my mark quick, then "swissmay" sent me a link that this building is an empty shell.LOL cheers scally

Harry Taggart on November 11, 2008

Thanks Sam nice day, this is an easy shot regards scally

sekica on November 13, 2008

Huntingtower Castle, or the House of Ruthven as it was known before 1600, was a lordly residence for about 300 years and in its time saw much coming and going.

Beautiful shot!Sympathetic Suffolk!

Harry Taggart on November 14, 2008

When I took this photo I though it was a private residence, no signs to say otherwise, but Swissmay put me right with a link to Wikipedia, it,s now an empty shell sekica. regards scally.

UlrichSchnuerer on November 14, 2008

Hi Scally, good morning, as in Scotland ;-)

Cheers, Uli

Harry Taggart on November 14, 2008

Guten tag Uli, what did you do to frighten my sheep? LOL scally

Minka Tsoneva (Mimip… on November 30, 2008

Very good shot Scally! Like in one very old picture! I like it! An Y*! I will put you also in my favorites to see your new photos!

Best wishes, Mimi

mimipet's greeting

Harry Taggart on December 1, 2008

Thank you Mimi for your gracious compliment regards scally.

su.schle. on December 17, 2008

nice pastoral view, has a peaceful feeling about it. Greetings from Germany, susan

Harry Taggart on December 18, 2008

Many thanks susan, I agree with your nice comment, even though this is a Castle :D regards from scotland scally

Ed. Rodríguez Prati on December 20, 2008

Scally, as I learned in some books of your medieval architecture in the Faculty (I'm a fan...!) this is called a Manor House more than a Castle, I supposed a term derived from the french "Manoir", as many of the words of those times imported by the norman warriors that took to the Islands their language with them... But as happens in France with the terms Manoir and Chateaux they are arbitrarely used.. The photo is fantastic, and the place also! I love your country and traditions. Best wishes, Edmundo

Harry Taggart on December 20, 2008

Hi Edmundo, If you would like a full history of this Castle click on "Swissmay,s"posting in this page, But remember we Scotch did not get invaded by the Normans,or the Romans. Who built 2 walls not one to keep us in Scotland, and guarrisoned the second Wall with thousands of Troops, for over 300 years, The Normans that got into Scotland came in on their knees craving favours from the Pathetic kings that ruled us, and even after Bannockburn, the language of Scotland was Gaelic, still spoken in the Isles of the West despite many nasty attempts to stamp it out. and far from the Normans bringing their language to Scotland, The ones that crawled and married to positions in Scotland soon took up the Gaelic. cheers scally

Ed. Rodríguez Prati on December 20, 2008

Sorry Scally, I knew about what you tell... I was just thinking on the words and their use in english language. Otherwise I love everything that's of Kelt origin as my origins are from regions were Kelts or Gauls had an important presence in the past. In Asturias they also play pipes! but the language was lost... Cheers, Edmundo

Harry Taggart on December 21, 2008

Hi Edmundo, I,ve had a look at your History,and found it very Interesting, Spain is more complicated than I ever Imagined, The Basques I knew of they are definitely Gaels, and the Catunlonians have a strong feeling of Identity, It is good that you now all live happily united, and play a pretty good National Football team. cheers scally

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