Saturday, March 6, 2010

Shadow Shot Sunday - City walls


Climbing the steep steps up the Vennel from Edinburgh's Grassmarket on Thursday, I had to stop for a breather.  It must have been fate that stopped me there, rather than being unfit, because right in front of me was this wonderful lamp post shadow, against the city walls.  I think this part is the Flodden wall, built in 1560 - how many shadows have passed by these stones, I wonder?
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15 comments:

Ralph said...

On a brilliant day in the land of the Scots, the castle is a workout but so beautiful. Who among us mortals could possibly let such a lovely shadow get away? A stunning shadow part of a glorious day at a historic place. Nice!

Sweet Repose said...

I was watching a program last night about the wood frame castles built before they started using the stone, stone was a sign of wealth. However, they all fascinate me!!!

Sylvia K said...

What a terrific capture, Jacqui! Oh, I love these old buildings! It was one of the things I enjoyed so much when I was living in Europe! We're such a young country in comparison! And like you, I wonder how many shadows have passed those stones!! Thank you for your kind words regarding my son! Much appreciated! Hope you're having a great weekend!

Sylvia

Hey Harriet said...

They're impressive city walls. The walls in my city are very bland in comparison! A great shot! Have a great week!

Gerald (Ackworth born) said...

a lovely captured shadow - it is a long time since I was up in Edinburgh.

wanderlust said...

What beautiful streets!

Maggie B said...

Whar stories those stones could tell, fabulous shot. Don't you love it when they just appear in front of you? Lucky that you had your camera with you.
~Maggie~

Greyscale Territory said...

Love your comment ~ "how many shadows have passed by these stones, I wonder?" Great thought!
These walls certainly seem ingrained with secrets! And the lamp shadow suggests a small window on yesterday! Great shot!

Cassie said...

Yes, if these walls could talk. A perfect Shadow Shot, Jacqui.

ADonald466 said...

lovely shadows!

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MARGARET GOSDEN 2 said...

Yes, the lamp post is great and so is the keyhole shape next to it so interesting! One wonders what that was for. Nice composition altogether.

Judy said...

I came for Today's Flowers, but find this a much more impressive photo! I love the wall itself, and the shadows simply make it even better!

sunnymama said...

Wonderful city walls and a great shadow shot. :)

Linda said...

I'm imagining you 'peching' up The Vennel!

desertnutmeg said...

Chiming in too that i love the stones (probably more than) and the shadows. Great shot!
(I would probably have 20+ shots taken from 20+ rest breaks lolam!)