Lindisfarne Castle~ Holy Island

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Comments (8)

David Brown Photogra… on March 23, 2009

Ooooo that's nice ! Taken some while ago, I'll be bound (what DOES that mean?).

Nice one Mike

trikermike on March 24, 2009

I'll be bound I believe it has some reference to the quaint old pastime of binding which was practiced in the medieaval times-reason? it is lost in the annals of time!

Photographed on 35mm, using Canon sureshot, it was in the 90 summats!, probably a day trip from a residential week at FORD CASTLE(artist group) LINDISFARNE CASTLE

As we often went on a residential course there, I have lots of pictures and photographs to view yet, but HEADS UP!, they will pop in soon!

Thankyou for your interest and welcome comments, good to 'hear' you again!

take care,


Theolfa on March 24, 2009

It's like something from a faery tale and I like the way you included the boats in the foreground to add a feeling of distance to the castle. Theolfa.

trikermike on March 24, 2009

Many thanks, Theolfa praise from a photographer of your ilk is an honour indeed!

You mention the boats, well, the upturned one is atually a shed, from the days when the herring boats ( under sail) were no longer viable as the herring were overfished, so not wanting to waste anything ~ the fishermen cut the boat's stern off, urned the boat upside down, then built a wall at thye end with a door. Inside they are cosy sheds / workshops with pot-bellied stoves in most, must be recycling from the early 20thy century!

Information about the castle & the Island can be found in the links in the above chat to answer Jethro's comment

all the best


Ancsa on March 26, 2009

very nice shot!!

trikermike on March 26, 2009

very many thanks!!

Amelia Royan on March 26, 2009

Hello Bonnie Lad, this is beautiful. I have never been here so now it's on my list of things to do. I had to look hard to check it wasn't one of your paintings. I love the explanation of the upturned boat in the foreground.

Lovely work Mike, Amelia

trikermike on March 26, 2009

truly honoured by your praise Amelia my gabber is well and truly flasted!

If ye ever do come ower here, gizza shout, aal show ye much mair than this place, Northumberland is a very weel kept secret, history gaans back fer many thoosands o; years

Mind how ye go, Bonnie lassie!


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