Iconic images

“History never really says goodbye. History says, ‘See you later.’”—Eduardo Galeano Recognized as one of Scotland’s most iconic images, Eilean Donan was constructed in the mid-13th century at the point where three great sea lochs meet. History tells of its role as a fortified castle that was built and rebuilt at least four times throughout … More Iconic images

Royalty

“In the past, people were born royal. Nowadays, royalty comes from what people do.” — Gianni Versace   Edinburgh Castle has overshadowed the heart of Scotland for well over a thousand years.  A place of military strength where royalty could safely reside, its ruins still stand on the volcanic Castle Rock. A symbolic and real … More Royalty

Blanket of Solace

“Flowers seem intended for the solace of ordinary humanity.” — John Ruskin Also known as broom, thanks to its spiky and prickly spines, gorse has a more splendorous repute as reflected in the Scottish saying, “When gorse’s out of bloom, kissing’s out of season.”  Few, however,  pay much attention to such guidance, given the nearly … More Blanket of Solace