Friday, January 1, 2010
Inveraray Scotland - New Years Day
Inveraray is on Loch Fyne has been a burgh since 1648 - with modern planning put in around the mid 1800's. The town is built around a church which dominates the centre - built in the 18th century.
The castle was designed is 1720 and the castle was completed in 1789 for John Campbell, the 5th Duke of Argyll. When the castle was built Archibald Campbell, 3rd Duke of Argyll, had the village demolished and rebuilt about a mile away form the castle as not to impinge on the castle's view.
Two images posted today are The Inveraray Castle and an image shot with the iphone behind Saint Conan's Church, Loch Awe, Argyll, Scotland.
The tombstone is Roline Agnes Campbell, mother of the architect of Inveraray Castle, Walter Douglas Campbell.
Sorry for the history lesson but it is difficult to not have a back story with these images - no where else in Great Britain can match the Scottish Highlands.
Tomorrow we drive to Isle of Skye - stay tuned...