Jean

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Posted: April 11, 2015


Taken: March 18, 2015

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Across to Fort George

Across to Fort George
The three forts of Fort George, Fort Augustus and Fort William, span the Great Glen of Albyn, which cuts the Scottish Highlands in two from coast to coast. The Great Glen has provided a natural highway for east to west communications from the earliest of times. The forts however were built by the government to pacify the Highlands during the period of Jacobite unrest and the subsequent rebellions which followed, between the late 1600’s to the mid 1700’s.
Following the 1746 defeat at Culloden of Bonnie Prince Charlie, George II created the ultimate defence against further Jacobite unrest. The result, Fort George, is the mightiest artillery fortification in Britain, if not Europe. The fortification is based on a Star design, it remains virtually unaltered and has been in continuous use as a garrison to the present day. The forts at Fort Augustus and Fort William have now vanished.

John Linton, Roger (Grisly), Frank Roolooth, tiabunna and 7 other people have particularly liked this photo


8 comments - The latest ones
 Amazingstoker
Amazingstoker club
very painterly, love the palette
4 years ago.
 Pam J
Pam J club
What a beautiful aspect Jean !! Stunning !

Like Mick... I have seen and been to the other 2.. but not this one.
4 years ago.
 Larry Drummond
Larry Drummond
Very, very striking shot !!
4 years ago.
 Jenasis44
Jenasis44 club
Beautifully taken - nice to know the history as well. What is swimming in the foreground I wonder?
4 years ago.
Jean club has replied to Jenasis44 club
I was photographing from Chanonry Point, a well known spot where dolphins come close to shore. However this doesn't look like a dolphin to me. Could be though or a popooise or seal or a mad Scot out for a swim. Just had a closer look at the original and I think it's a seal.
4 years ago. Edited 4 years ago.
 tiabunna
tiabunna club
Beautifully composed minimalism, Jean, with the sunlit fortress dividing the image.
4 years ago.
 Roger (Grisly)
Roger (Grisly) club
Lovely light for this great capture Jean, a wonderful spot to see the Moray Firth Dolphins.
4 years ago.
 Treasa Ui Cionaodha
Treasa Ui Cionaodha club
Beautifully captured. Great to get the History information Well done Jean Regards Tess
4 years ago.

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