Brodick and Goat Fell

The Isle of Arran is a large island off the coast of Scotland in the Firth of Clyde. It is often referred to as “Scotland in miniature” since it has both highland and lowland terrain (and a sole distillery!). Brodick is an important village in Arran as it is the ferry terminal and the main access to the island.

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The photograph above shows Brodick Bay with Goat Fell mountain in the distance. At over 874m high, it is the highest point on the island and is owned by the National Trust for Scotland. This picture is a HDR composite of 3 bracketed shots at -2, 0 and +2 eV, processed in Photomatix Pro and Adobe Lightroom. Click on the photo to see a high resolution version on Flickr.

Domus Severiana

There is not much left of this roman palace built in the 2nd century CE except the lofty arches. Built during the reign of emperor Septimius Severus, this artists impression shows what palaces on Palatine Hill would have looked like.

Below is a photograph of one of the sides of the Domus Severiana. Bracketed HDR of three shots at -2, 0 and +2 eV, and then processed in Photomatix Pro and Adobe Lightroom Classic. Click on the photo for a large version on Flickr.

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The temple of Saturn

Not much remains of the temple of Saturn in the Roman Forum, except these 8 pillars and the pediment which reads:

Senatus Populusque Romaus, incendio consumptum restituit

Or translated as “The senate and people of Rome, restored (this temple that was) destroyed by fire”.

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Bible stories in Barcelona

Details of carvings on one of the gigantic doors on the passion facade of that Antoni Gaudi classic – La Sagrada Familia. The carvings portray different stories from the bible. This structure has been under construction since the 1880. More fantastic pictures from this basilica to follow soon!

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Details of carvings on the door of La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona. Please click on the picture for more viewing options on Flickr.

Blowin’ in the wind!

My workplace is also home to a wetland habitat. The wild grassland bordering is a haven for moths, butterflies and damselflies that thrive on the plentiful thistles. I find them especially beautiful when they set winged soft silky winged seeds ready to be blown by the gentlest breeze.

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Thistle seed heads. Click on the photo for more viewing options on Flickr