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Loch an Eilein

By JohnEW  
Loch-an-Eilein means Loch of the Island. On the island is a ruined castle, home now only to rooks. The castle was once a stronghold of the Wolf of Badenoch who died around the turn of the 15th century. The Jacobites, retreating from Cromdale in 1690, besieged the castle, led by Dame Grizel Mor Grant, widow of the fifth laird Grant. At this time the castle was connected to the shore by a causeway. The causeway was lost when the water level in the loch was raised in the 18th century.

This loch is a favorite of my wife's & we visited it most recently in September 2003, when this photograph was taken.

35mm f/22 1/50 ISO200

Tags: Scotland Castle Loch Architecture Cairngorms Ruin Rothiemurchus Speyside Landscape and travel Eilein

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looboss 14 3.1k 7 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2007 10:22PM
Beautiful photograph! nice history lesson too! Smile
achilles2k 17 25 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2007 10:44PM
WOW. Beautiful shot.

Thanks for the history lesson too! Will have to visit. . .

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sparklep 14 146 1
1 Jun 2007 11:07PM
Beautiful shot. Love the whole thing.
JohnEW 14 3
3 Jun 2007 8:02PM
Thanks, all, for c&C.
John
4 Jun 2007 7:33PM
My favourite loch. I'd prefer it with about half the depth of rocks cropped out. Personal preference, I know.
Fiona
brownsilent 14 7 2 United Kingdom
9 Jun 2007 10:00PM
This is really beautiful, very nice composition.
Johanna

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