Jean

Jean

Posted on 08/01/2014


Photo taken on July 30, 2014



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At Thistlebridge

At Thistlebridge
40/100 The river Tay. The Thistle Brig, a short distance below Stanley consists of a trap dyke crossing the Tay. At one time it is said to have spanned the river with its gigantic basaltic columns providing suitable supports for a "brig of tree". When the Danes were crossing the Tay before the Battle of Luncarty in 980, one of them is said to have trampled on a Scottish thistle and cried out, betraying their approach to the bridge sentinels. This incident gave rise to the adoption of the thistle as the badge of Scotland. The basaltic columns were removed in the mid 19th century to enable rafts of wood to get down the river.

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12 comments - The latest ones
Jorlam
Jorlam
love the details in the foreground rocks
3 years ago.
Joan+
Joan+
How interesting - love the story of that Dane standing on a Thistle (that was before the famous Midges attacked, I suppose!).

Lovely scene, too
3 years ago.
Monica Meeneghan
Monica Meeneghan
Interesting history of the thistle. Great light and scene, jean.
3 years ago.
Judith Jannetta
Judith Jannetta
I like the wide angle.....gives great foreground detail. Love how the green of the trees is picked up in the water and on the rocks
3 years ago.
tiabunna
tiabunna
This works really well on black. Well taken and an interesting background.
3 years ago.
Dave Hilditch
Dave Hilditch
Lovely image, Jean and some great info to go with the shot. It must take you ages to research this info.
Have a great weekend.
3 years ago.
Jean has replied to Dave Hilditch
Google is a wonderful thing !
3 years ago.
Rambonp
Rambonp
Sumptuous !!!!! Excellent capture friend !!!! Compliments! Good evening from City beautiful Chandigarh !!! Wishes for happy and enjoyable weekend !!
3 years ago.
Ecobird
Ecobird
Lovely shot. Great perspective Thank you for the story. I love folklore like this
3 years ago.
bluehazyjunem
bluehazyjunem
Beautiful perspective.
Happy Weekend, my friend.
3 years ago.
Swetlana Hasenjäger
Swetlana Hasenjäger
Very nice landscape picture !
3 years ago.
Prairie Rambler
Prairie Rambler
Interesting story and history. Again the composition is great, love the use of foreground detail.
3 years ago.