Saturday Landscapes: 28 November 2020

Views from Links Battery on Orkney Island
Views of lighthouse from Links Battery on Orkney Island

Thank you for taking the time to have a look at my post.

Have a amazing Saturday.

Coreen

“Our landscapes connect us to our history; they are the source of our character as a people, as well as our health, our safety, and our prosperity. Natural resources enrich us economically, yes. But they also enrich us aesthetically and recreationally and culturally and spiritually.” ~Robert Kennedy, Jr.

Throwback Thursday: 26 November 2020

Good day everyone,

Today we continue on our Tour de Sanparks.

We are continuing our drive through the Namaqua National Park.

Wind Pumps in the field
Wind pump in a field of Orange Namaqua Daisies
Wind pumps in a field of Orange Namaqua Daisies
Anthill in a field of Daisies
A Beautiful drive
Namaqua National Park
Namaqua National Park
Namaqua National Park
Namaqua National Park

That’s it for now, friends. Thank you very much for traveling back in time with me.

Have a fabulous day. 

Keep safe and healthy.

Coreen

“Photos capture our memories in print, but our memories are always with us in our minds.”  ~Catherine Pulsifer

Wordless Wednesday: 25 November 2020

Thank you very much for taking the time to have a look at my work.
Have a fabulous day. Till next time, please stay safe and healthy.

Coreen

“If you can dream it, you can do it.”

Walt Disney

14 August 2019: Day 4 of our Grand Tour of Scotland: Part 10 – Dundee

Good day everyone,

Hope you are all having a great day so far. I decided to share the last part of our visit to Dundee with you today. I know 2 days in a row…. We drove around Dundee trying to check off the different places of interest on our list.

Dudhope Castle

Dudhope Castle is an extended late medieval tower house located on the southern face of Dundee Law in Dundee.
It was built in the late 13th century by the Scrymgeour family, with the original castle being a smaller tower house.
In 1792 the castle was rented in an attempt to use it as a woolen factory, although the plan never came to fruition. In 1795 the park and the grounds were leased to the Board of Ordnance. They used Dudhope as a barracks for 95 years, from 1796 to 1879. Additional buildings were constructed, including a hospital, officer’s quarters, stables, and guard-rooms. The castle itself was used to accommodate 400 soldiers. The Board of Ordnance finally abandoned it in 1881.

Dudhope Castle
Dudhope Castle
Dudhope Castle

Steeple Church

The Tower is the oldest part of the structure, dating from the 15th century. Over centuries several church buildings have been erected and have fallen on the site. The present Steeple Church dates from 1789. The other parts of the building on the east side, the Mary Slessor Centre and Dundee Parish Church (St. Mary’s ), were built in 1840 after a fire.

Steeple Church
St Mary’s Parish Church
St. Mary’s Parish Church
Dundee
Oor Wullie’s Big Bucket Trail

Adam Duncan Statue

Admiral Adam Duncan, 1st Viscount Duncan (1 July 1731 – 4 August 1804) was a British admiral who defeated the Dutch fleet off Camperdown on 11 October 1797. This victory is considered one of the most significant actions in naval history.

Adam Duncan was born and schooled in Dundee. He joined the Royal Navy, following in the footsteps of his uncle, Captain Robert Haldane. He went on to serve under him on HMS Trial and HMS Shoreham. In 1755 he was promoted to the rank of lieutenant, then in 1759 to a commander.

In 1763 Duncan returned home on half-pay. Despite his repeated efforts to gain another naval command, he spent much of the next fifteen years on the family estate at Lundie or in Dundee. On 6 June 1777, he married Henrietta. His father-in-law pulled some strings and, in late 1778, he was given command of HMS Suffolk and then of HMS Monarch.

Duncan remained in command of the North Sea fleet until he retired in 1801. He died three years later at the age of 73 and was buried in Lundie.

Adam Duncan Statue
Adam Duncan Statue
Adam Duncan Statue
Oor Wullie’s Big Bucket Trail

St. Paul’s Cathedral

St. Paul’s Cathedral is an Anglican cathedral in the city of Dundee, Scotland. It is the cathedral and administrative center of the Diocese of Brechin in the Scottish Episcopal Church.

In 1847, Alexander Penrose Forbes was elected new Bishop of Brechin and chose to make Dundee his permanent residence.

The foundation stone of the cathedral was laid on 21 July 1853 and, it was completed in 1855. It was designed by George Gilbert Scott and is in the style of the Middle or Decorated period of Gothic architecture. There is a peal of 8 bells; the tenor bell weighs 23 cwt.

The total cost of the building exceeded £14,000, and ten years passed before the congregation could pay off all the debts incurred. The church was dedicated on All Saints Day, 1 November 1865. In 1905 St.Paul’s status was raised to cathedral.

St Paul’s Cathedral
St Paul’s Cathedral
St Paul’s Cathedral
Dundee

Mains Castle

Mains Castle (also known as Claverhouse Castle or Fintry Castle) is a 16th-century castle in Dundee, Scotland. It consists of several buildings surrounding a courtyard, although several of the original western buildings no longer exist. The family lived in the northern and eastern buildings, with the servants occupying the southern quarters. The castle also has a large, six-floor, square tower house with dressed cornerstones, which is typical of 16th-century construction.

Mains Castle
Mains Castle
Mains Castle
Mains Castle
Mains Castle

Claypotts Castle

Claypotts Castle is a late medieval castle in the suburban West Ferry area of Dundee, Scotland. It is one of the best-preserved examples of a 16th-century Z-plan tower house in Scotland. Now surrounded by modern housing, the castle is maintained as an Ancient Monument by Historic Environment Scotland.

It was built by John Strachan around 1569–1588 according to dates inscribed on stones that make up parts of the castle, which make its construction longer than usual for such a small building. The Strachan family leased the land from the Tironensian Abbey of Lindores starting in the early 16th century.

The legend has it that the castle was once home to an industrious brownie who helped the servants with their work, but that he left in disgust because of a lazy kitchen maid.

Claypotts Castle
Claypotts Castle
Claypotts Castle
Claypotts Castle
Claypotts Castle

Thank you very much for taking the time to join me on my travels. I hope you enjoyed it just as much as I did.

Till next time, safe travels and keep dreaming.

Have a fabulous day.

Coreen

“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.” ~Saint Augustine

14 August 2019: Day 4 of our Grand Tour of Scotland: Part 9 – Dundee

Good day friends,

It’s been a while since I shared a post on our Grand Tour of Scotland. I think today is the day.

We continue our visit in Dundee. We headed up to Dundee Law. The views was breathtaking.

The Dundee Law is a hill in the center of Dundee. It is what remains of a volcanic sill and, it is the highest point in the center of Dundee. With a large war memorial at its summit, it is the most prominent feature on the local skyline.

Dundee Law comes from the Gaelic word for the mound. Lava was forced through fissures in old red sandstone from a volcanic area miles to the west. Actions by subsequent rain, wind, and ice movements eroded the sandstone. The glaciers of the ice ages deposited more debris around the base creating a crag and tail. The shallow gradient of the slopes on the north and eastern sides of it suggest a northeasterly movement of ice flows. The hill’s summit is over 500 feet above sea level.

Views of Dundee from Dundee Law
Views of Dundee from Dundee Law


On 16 May 1925, a war memorial for the fallen in both World War 1 and 2 was unveiled on Dundee Law.

War Memorial
War Memorial
War Memorial
Views of Harbor from Dundee Law
Views of Harbor from Dundee Law
Views of Dundee from Dundee Law
Views of V&A Museum from Dundee Law
Views of V&A Museum from Dundee Law
Views of Tay Bridge from Dundee Law
Views of Tay Bridge from Dundee Law
Views of Dundee from Dundee Law
Views of Tay river from Dundee Law
Views of Tay Rail Bridge from Dundee Law
Views of Tay Rail Bridge from Dundee Law
Oor Wullies Big Bucket Trail
Oor Wullies Big Bucket Trail
Oor Wullies Big Bucket Trail

Thank you very much for taking the time to join me on my travels. I hope you enjoyed it just as much as I did.

Till next time, safe travels and keep dreaming.

Have a fabulous day.

Coreen

“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.” ~Saint Augustine

Silent Sunday: 22 November 2020

Thank you very much for taking the time to have a look at my work.
Have a fabulous day. Till next time, please stay safe and healthy.

Coreen

Saturday Landscapes: 21 November 2020

Views from Ness Battery on Orkney Island.
Views from Ness Battery on the Orkney Islands

Thank you for taking the time to have a look at my post.

Have a amazing Saturday.

Coreen

“Our landscapes connect us to our history; they are the source of our character as a people, as well as our health, our safety, and our prosperity. Natural resources enrich us economically, yes. But they also enrich us aesthetically and recreationally and culturally and spiritually.” ~Robert Kennedy, Jr.

Throwback Thursday: 19 November 2020

Good day everyone,

Today we go back to 9 September 2013 and continue on our Tour de Sanparks. We drove up to a viewpoint they called “Die dak van Namakwaland” translated to “The roof of Namaqualand.”
The views and flowers were stunning.

Buttons, Kleinganskos
Cape Weed
Cape Weed, Kamiesberg Beetle Daisy and Desert Primrose, Pietsnot
Cleretum
Cleretum
Cleretum
Desert Primrose, Pietsnot
Desert Primrose, Pietsnot
Drosanthemum latipetalum, Karoodouvygie
Drosanthemum latipetalum, Karoodouvygie
Parachute Daisy, Glansoog Bergmagriet
Greater Salad Thistle, Perdebos
Greater Salad Thistle, Perdebos
Kamiesberg Beetle Daisy
Cape Weed, Kamiesberg Beetle Daisy and Desert Primrose, Pietsnot
To be identified
Sunflax, White Sporrie
Die Dak van Namakwaland
Stacked Rocks
Views from Viewpoint
Views of Namaqua park from Viewpoint
Views of Namaqua park from Viewpoint
Views of Namaqua park from Viewpoint
Views of Namaqua park from Viewpoint
Mom and Dad doing there own exploring

That’s it for now, friends. Thank you very much for traveling back in time with me.

Have a fabulous day. 

Keep safe and healthy.

Coreen

“It’s the little memories that will last a lifetime.”  ~Unknown

Wordless Wednesday: 18 November 2020

Thank you very much for taking the time to have a look at my work.
Have a fabulous day. Till next time, please stay safe and healthy.

Coreen

“If you can dream it, you can do it.”

Walt Disney

Silent Sunday: 15 November 2020

Thank you very much for taking the time to have a look at my work.
Have a fabulous day. Till next time, please stay safe and healthy.

Coreen