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Doune Castle, Scotland

This evening, my theme is Doune Castle which is located in the centre of Scotland on the banks of the River Teith  and relatively close to Stirling. This edifice gives an impression of strength and solidity. It was built for defence and afforded a high degree of security. The castle seldom changed hands as a function of military action.

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This morning, I collected my group of five guests from the Crown Princess Cruise Ship at Greenock at about 0830am and then proceeded as follows:
  • Drove through the old industrial port areas of Greenock and Port Glasgow, past Port Glasgow Timber Ponds along the River Clyde and acroos the Erskine Bridge to our first stop at Luss, a very quaint and colourful village on the banks of Loch Lomond. Just before the village we stopped to admire some extremely colourful gardens at private houses.

Colourful Garden at Luss

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This morning, I collected two lady guests in Glasgow from where we proceeded on a Mackintosh themed tour of Glasgow.

Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868-1928) was a designer and artist whose work spanned a broad canvas. He designed not only the structure of buildings but also interiors and contents ranging from tables, chairs and light fittings through to ventilation systems and plumbing. Mackintosh’s buildings were meant to be inhabited and consequently the rooms and sequences of rooms, their form and light were very important.

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