Scotland – June 2015: sculpture & more Polly

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While walking the Royal Mile in Edinburgh, Polly came close to being stepped on by John Knox and saw musicians playing under the gaze of Adam Smith.

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Polly atop a wee head of hair in a garden outside of Glasgow.

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King James V looks down from Stirling Castle.

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A unicorn pointing high from a street in Stirling.

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Polly meets some friends and gets into the action in Edinburgh.

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A majestic deer in Edinburgh.

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Polly pets  a lion at Edinburgh Castle.

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And steadfast Robert the Bruce guards Stirling Castle. See all of the archived posts with Polly Doll here.

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Scotland – June 2015: Polly

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Polly doll came along on our trip to Scotland. She had a Highland dancer’s costume made for the occasion, complete with a Glen Garry bonnet. Yes, I know her kilt is not authentic in front, but she insisted on having it look more like a pleated skirt. I took her picture along the way, sometimes with my cell phone for Instagram, like the one at Urquhart Castle (above). The other photos were taken by Rob or me with a fancy Canon camera.

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Wild mountain thyme was everywhere!

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Polly learned the history of the Scottish Regiment in a museum display at Stirling Castle…

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and admired the lush mossy ground.

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She visited Edinburgh Castle…

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stood amongst the flowers…

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and peeked inside a cabinet at Argyll’s Lodging in Stirling.

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Polly posed next to a primrose growing along the Great Glen Way…

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and atop a bonny lass’s head in a garden near Glasgow.

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Scotland – June 2015: landscapes

Scotlandlandscape-1-8We hiked the Great Glen Way through rain, fierce wind, fog and occasional sunshine. Every day, the scenery along the Caledonian Canal, from Fort William to Inverness was different and magnificent. Except for the iconic Urquhart Castle on Loch Ness (below), I have trouble remembering exactly where most of these photos were taken, but they are located somewhere along our route. I hope that you enjoy the tour! Scotlandlandscape-1-5 Scotlandlandscape-1-11 Scotlandlandscape-1-9 Scotlandlandscape-1-7 Scotlandlandscape-1-13 Scotlandlandscape-1-10 Scotlandlandscape-1-12 Scotlandlandscape-1-2 Scotlandlandscape-1-6 Scotlandlandscape-1 Scotlandlandscape-1-14

Scotland – June 2015: roofs

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Throughout Scotland, the building materials of choice are stone, with slate roofs.The rooftop scene above was taken from Stirling Castle. And just a short stroll down toward town is Argyll’s Lodging (below).

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This joining of metal and slate roofs was in a village along the Caledonian Canal.

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Chimney pots and pointy roofs with finials added a bit of whimsy to the solid structures. The rest of the photos were taken in small towns in the Highlands and in Inverness.

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