There's no place like home! (Derelict cottage, summer 2008, Ballachulish).

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Comments (14)

Voar Alto on December 7, 2011

Good capture Brian. Nothing lasts for ever.L:Eduardo.

I Like-2 this very nice photo !!

Greetings and best wishes from Greece-Piraeus.


brian gillman on December 9, 2011

Hello again Eduardo, This was taken over 3 years ago with my 7 mega-pixel point-and-shoot. Last time I looked, somebody had purloined that inflatable Barbie doll. Shame, that.

Best wishes, Brian.

brian gillman on December 11, 2011

Many thanks, Nikos. Good to hear from you.

Best wishes, Brian.

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on December 26, 2011

Greetings Brian :)0

Everything here is showing signs of neglect, even the mannequin has given up hope!

Interesting comparison!~~~~~From bad to sad!

Best wishes!


brian gillman on December 30, 2011

Hello, Jim! As always, good to hear from you. Yes, a very depressing scene - strange too, because Glen Coe is an otherwise vibrant and 'comfortably-off' area.

Best wishes, Brian.

brian gillman on December 27, 2012

Glad you like, Gaza. Thanks for your comment. Don't worry, nobody is living in this eyesore. Happy New Year to you too.


Jim Evans (AXOTA) on December 27, 2012

The comment regarding intrusion is pointless Brian. Almost every townscape, virtually all villages, moorland farms, Scottish Croft or African village would be out of bounds to the watchful photographer if privacy was a controlling factor..I do not condone paparazzi intrusion, but innocent photos should not be regarded with such negativity.

Photographic evidence of neglect and indifference is often the motivation required for property owners to clean up their act..This begs the question, is it right to litter the beauty of the Scottish highlands with scenes akin to a very poor travellers site..I think not!

Kind regards!


brian gillman on December 27, 2012

Hello, Jim! Good to hear from you again. Yes, methinks you are very right. I can see there is a grey area re. invasion of privacy but the cottage is so obviously derelict and empty. I guess the above gentleman is one of those mischievous types only too common on the Internet. Glad the Queen doesn't mind us taking photos of her residences, Balmoral, Windsor Castle, Buckingham Palace!

Happy New Year, Brian.

gaza43 on January 1, 2013

that house in question ,belongs to a good friend of mine ,i dnt think its right for someone to make comments about the house ,,i think this is a invasion of privacy ,

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on January 1, 2013

I think this guy wrote the words to the Titanic theme tune Brian >>>>>> "goes on and on and on"

brian gillman on January 1, 2013

Thanks, Jim. You are right! Very childish behaviour. I might have to get him/her banned. Hope you have recovered from yesterday, or perhaps you were sensible and stayed in. Whatever, Happy New Year!


Jim Evans (AXOTA) on January 1, 2013

It's not worth the trouble Brian, if it were me, I'd delete his comments and those of mine too..Feel free pal!

Happy New Year wishes in return!


brian gillman on January 1, 2013

Thanks, Jim.(Have already deleted comment once).

Cheers, Brian.

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on December 6, 2011
  • Attribution
    by brian gillman
    • Camera: Canon DIGITAL IXUS 750
    • Taken on 2008/08/02 09:04:28
    • Exposure: 0.017s (1/60)
    • Focal Length: 7.70mm
    • F/Stop: f/2.800
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash