mb - 8. Dornoch, Historical Town Centre

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Margrit M. Berger (S… on March 3, 2009

A long way from Huntly to Inverness, partly on side roads and up the coast to Dornoch, a very nice little town, of which I have never heard before.

Ein langer Weg von Huntly nach Dornoch, teils auf Nebenstrassen, führte mich über Inverness nach Dornoch, einer schönen, kleinen Stadt, von welcher ich vorher noch nie etwas gehört habe.

Ed. Rodríguez Prati on March 4, 2009

Very beautiful May, I love medieval architecture and all XIX c. romantic one inspired on those times. I feel as if in other life I lived in those times and places...Maybe is some kind of genetic memory... Un abrazo, Edmundo

Harry Taggart on March 4, 2009

I am just realizing that this is not a contemporary photo May, I am surprised that you have never heard of Dornoch, the course there The Royal Dornoch is almost as famous as St, Andrews, and is poplular with the Americans, Bing Crosby the crooner, claimed it was the best course in the World. Next time spend a wee bit more and stay in the Hotel. You,ll get a discount if you tell them that they can now claim the Famous " Lady in the Dark Blue Cardigan" was once seen on the premises LOL cheers scally

Margrit M. Berger (S… on March 4, 2009

Edmundo, thank you very much! Yes, isn't it interesting, how often we feel as if coming home to a place, we've never seen before. I have often experienced this feeling too. Abrazos, May

Scally, thanks a lot! :)) Yes, those photos are from Summer 2008. I have hundreds more and gradually I will fill in the gaps, I have left open now. But before, I'll show some photos of the Engadin, which I have promised to Edmundo above and Erik Ekshuis.

I guess you are either talking about Scotsmen in kilts tossing trees from hill to hill or could you mean golf?? ;)) You must know, I am a complete ignorant, what concerns Whisky, golf and other sports, except tennis, though not playing myself, but watching Federer and Murray. I am one of the few persons, who visit Scotland neither for Whisky, nor golf, but maybe for the handsome men in kilts, playing the bagpipes.

As for the 'Lady of the Moors in the blue cardigan', it would be very convenient, if you as Scally, the Whiskyexpert announced her beforehand to the director. But now, seriously, do ghosts have to pay in Scotland??? :)

Regards, May

İsmail Taşoğlu (yemt… on March 4, 2009

Swissmay my friend,

A is very beautiful images. Colors good.

Good wishes.

Rafael Saludes on March 4, 2009

Hello May, Absolutely a beautiful Scotish architecture. Nice small town and very good photo.


Harry Taggart on March 4, 2009

May I,m confused as to where you are at the moment, but we just had another fall of snow,and a car sliding into the neighbour,s wall . I had no luck May it just missed mine and I could be doing with a new one.LOL regards scally. If you can show any Hotel or Castle in Scotland you are a ghostly Spectre, they will be only to willing to provide free ghostly accomadation and even more ghostly meals, we like our ghosts unhappy. regards scally.

Rafael Saludes on March 5, 2009

We arn't aware of car's disturbance in distinguished architecture and for good photographers too!

Margrit M. Berger (S… on March 6, 2009

yemtaş, Rafael, Scally, Nicolas, thanks a lot to all of you!

Scally, I am at home in Switzerland locked in by masses and masses of snow. I'll be gladly a ghost and care for some rumours, if I get free accomodation and food, as long as I don't have to eat Haggis and black pudding...

Nicolas, my landlord said, that Dornoch was a very safe place, I understood when I saw the jail - all criminals are locked away ;) Actually Dornoch’s 19th Century Town Jail has been transformed into a Shop and an Art Gallery.

Rafael, yes, Dornoch is a very nice place, built mostly of red stones. I don't mind so much, when cars and wires of electricity are seen in pictures of historical places. since we are dependent on cars and wires of electricity and other luxury gadgets and they just belong to our time and we can't change it. The buildings are never quite real in any case. They didn't look as neat as they do today, nicely surrounded by trees and clean squares... For example the old cemetery is just opposite this building on the square in the centre of the town and it's said, that before the wall has been built, dogs digged the graves open. - So, I'd rather prefer some cars. :)

My best wishes to all of you, May

Hank Waxman on March 8, 2009

The "Jail" sign seems so contemporary compared to the building itself. I guess something more ominous would fit the bill. Great shot, May.


Margrit M. Berger (S… on March 8, 2009

Thanks for your comment and for visiting "the jail", Hank! ;) I haven't uploaded the best photos yet from Dornoch and Scotland. I will do some other time, meanwhile it's the link in the text below the photo, which shows you more of the place.


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Photo details

  • Uploaded on March 3, 2009
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    by Margrit M. Berger (S…
    • Camera: Panasonic DMC-TZ3
    • Taken on 2008/06/11 17:31:04
    • Exposure: 0.008s (1/125)
    • Focal Length: 11.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.500
    • ISO Speed: ISO125
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash