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Browsing Posts published in January, 2016



Dunkeld Cathedral, Scotland

Background

This evening, I am posting information on Dunkeld Cathedral in central Scotland, about forty six miles north of Stirling.  The Cathedral, which is pleasantly situated on the banks of the River Tay, is dedicated to early Christian missionary, St. Columba who is famous for the 6th century AD site at Iona on the West of Scotland. Today, Dunkeld is a prosperous country town located in Highland Perthshire and popular with visitors.

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Hiking Group

This evening, I am posting information and images on today’s hike along a section of the Three Lochs Way. The hike covered a 14km section of the 55km trail, from Garelochhead to Helensburgh which is 32 miles  N.W. of Glasgow in S.W. Scotland. Key features of this route are:

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House for an Art Lover, Glasgow, Scotland

This evening, I am focusing on Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s House for an Art Lover  in Bellahouston Park, Glasgow, Scotland. This is just one of a portfolio of buildings left for posterity by Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868-1928). Mackintosh was a Glasgow based artist and designer whose output ranged from jewellery to graphics, from wall decoration to exhibited paintings, from pottery to vases to wood engraving. He also designed entire buildings including foundations, ventilation systems and plumbing. He was one of the ‘Glasgow Four’ which included his artist wife, Margaret McDonald.

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