Dun Carloway Broch...

By Scottishlandscapes  
...this is a stone age structure with walls up to 10 feet thick, double skinned dry stane dykes with rubble fill between them, they stood 27 foot high. This is the largest remaining in the Western Isles.

Tags: Lewis Landscape and travel Broch Dougie and kins amazing journey Carloway

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2 Jan 2008 7:30AM
Good morning Dougie,
I wonder. For 20 minutes this wonderful image has been in the gallery and no votes. Ok, I love to be the first!
Superb light and sky once again. The view to the sea and the small isle at the back make a good frame for the fg cairn and the broch. The texture in the fg rocks is superb and the wee bit of green heather looks very smooth. Altogether a great image. Great as a start into the day.
Take care my friend,

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SKavanagh 9 312 5 England
2 Jan 2008 7:37AM
Lovely shot great details
Barbaraj 9 450 England
2 Jan 2008 7:48AM
Like the composition and the sky.
jaktis Plus
12 84 Sweden
2 Jan 2008 9:11AM
A good capture

Phil_Restan 10 280 9 Scotland
2 Jan 2008 9:32AM
I like the composition in the Dougie, great colours.

Buffalo_Tom Plus
10 2.3k 9 Wales
2 Jan 2008 9:56AM
Fine shot Doug.
MickyMc 9 8 United Kingdom
2 Jan 2008 10:17AM
Very beautiful scene
kinfatric 12 550 9 Scotland
2 Jan 2008 10:27AM
a bonnie composition Dougie well captured features of the foreground and all the way through the shot enhanced by that ' lucky ' sky.
woolybill1 Plus
10 22 68 United Kingdom
2 Jan 2008 10:40AM
I can not improve on Johanna's appreciation of this, nor on Kin's, so I shan't try. Terrific image!
Best regards
juldon 13 78 England
2 Jan 2008 10:42AM
Look at the weather you got you were so lucky, however its been good up there for a while now, when we go it rains Sad
Did you stay on the west side of the island? I hope you got lots more shots to show us of this great place.

daviewat 13 4.1k Scotland
2 Jan 2008 10:52AM
The history and grandure become clear when viewing large Smile

Hope you had a grand hogmany and are back to normal now.

I don't think I've been normal for many a long year Dave.
A beautiful capture rich in history and colour. I can only imagine what it must be like in person.

MikeA 11 1.3k England
2 Jan 2008 11:34AM
Like the way the light has picked out the far mound Dougie, looks like you found some of those blue skies during your visit.
Two weeks roming the Uists in the spring for me, just sent the deposit off this morning, 12hr drive + 1hr ferry Smile

MalcolmM Plus
11 551 5 Scotland
2 Jan 2008 12:06PM
Fine shot, best appreciated viewed LARGE.
ade_mcfade 12 15.2k 216 England
2 Jan 2008 12:36PM
they didn't mess around in the stone age Smile

happy new year bud - hope the hogmany celebrations didn't make yesterday too unbearable !
newy17 10 273 United Kingdom
2 Jan 2008 3:09PM
glad to 30th dougie looks superb well captured,,
Sue_R 10 11 6 Scotland
2 Jan 2008 3:31PM
Glad to see you did get some good weather while you were out on Lewis. We were watching the forecast and thinking of you both.

This place brings back some happy memories as we were staying in a cottage just down the road from this broch when we decided to move to the Highlands in 2001. Definitely a good decision!

All the best

danbrann Plus
12 624 17
2 Jan 2008 4:26PM
A good bit of history as well as a good image.Two for the price of one Dougie.......Very unlike a scotsman.
Sweep 10 43 England
2 Jan 2008 4:42PM
Its all been said,so just a click.
Caledonia 10 2 Scotland
2 Jan 2008 10:41PM
Lovely shot with the sea in the background. Good rich earthy tones.
Portknockie 12 48 Scotland
6 Jan 2008 6:49PM
Superb detail and the tones and colours are magic...


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