Flood Defences...

By Scottishlandscapes  
...built by hand many years ago and largely negated by the building of dams and flow control, but the water still nibbles away at this bend in the River Lyon.

Tags: Scotland Highlands Perthshire Landscape and travel Glen lyon

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andylea 8 37 1 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2012 7:36AM
wonderful comp dougie super colour and light belting textures too a cracker nice one Wink

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20 Jun 2012 8:10AM
isnt water just wonderful ... it will always win in the end
Great comp here
moiral 6 12 Scotland
20 Jun 2012 8:13AM
Lovely dappled shadows from the tree. Could just imagine myself sitting under here taking in the scene. Moira
Richsr Plus
9 91 223 England
20 Jun 2012 8:37AM
Interesting what you see when you look Dougie, good details and use of the shade.
Regards Richard
jdinne 13 16 England
20 Jun 2012 8:40AM
Superb composition, love the light. Excellent.

RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
20 Jun 2012 9:14AM
We never seem to learn........still building on flood plain areas, and then have to consider spending tens of millions on flood protection.
Interesting and substantial relic from past days here, Dougie.
rontear Plus
13 8 8 England
20 Jun 2012 9:29AM
Good record of our attempt to hold back water !! Dougie.
mrswoolybill Plus
9 985 1500 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2012 9:34AM
Part of the landscape now. At least being built of stone this will be more resistant to burrowing rabbits than the earthwork defences along the Tyne.
woolybill1 Plus
10 22 68 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2012 9:51AM
That's a rather graceful curve that looks more natural than most modern flood defences that draw on the brutalist architecture of the Atlantic Wall. The stone is as dappled as the light. Very lovely.
fraser 12 631 14 Scotland
20 Jun 2012 11:16AM
Interesting how we find these features in the landscape. Despite the natural look sometimes there's hardly a square foot of UK landscape untouched by man. Well photographed scene and, as Bill says, the dappled light is reflected in the texture and tones of the wall.

danbrann Plus
12 624 17
20 Jun 2012 11:51AM
Yes a good find Dougie, Well photographed to go with a short but precise narrative.
saltireblue Plus
6 6.0k 33 Norway
20 Jun 2012 3:56PM
This just shows that man can, by using what nature provides, build something that blends in and looks as if it belongs in the landscape, as opposed to something delivered by a cement lorry.

pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2012 4:15PM
good ole Scottish countryside
AnnChown Plus
6 199 1 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2012 5:16PM
I love these old walls - did you know there's even one on top of Suilven dividing one landowner's slice from the other's? Goodness knows how they took the stones up there to build it...
But this is beautiful with that lovely dappled light.
20 Jun 2012 10:28PM
Ann, it's been suggested that the landowners built the walls and many other walls to provide employment for locals.

20 Jun 2012 11:17PM
It is that old, that it got part of the landscape - lovely light and shadows, a beautiful place for a wee rest on the walk.
What a nice day!

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