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North-easterly V: Layers

A short walk along the coast from Craster is another of the most iconic sights on the Northumbrian shore…Dunstanburgh. The castle has inspired artists and poets over the centuries; Turner and Girtin both painted the ruins, and so did I, … Continue reading

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North-easterly III – Intriguing Anomalies

Two things struck me as we entered the State Rooms to look around the public parts of Bamburgh castle. The first was that the collection of objects that were on display was vast, rich and deserving of much more attention … Continue reading

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North-easterly…

We were heading for the Castles of the Mind weekend, so time placed a curtain wall around our freedom to meander. For once, therefore, we behaved, managing to resist all temptation to stop and visit places along the road as … Continue reading

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Princess needed! ~ Barb Taub #Scotland

Reblogged from Barb Taub: We were supposed to be auditioning a piano in Crieff, but there was this charming high street… Full of beautiful shops (Gordon & Durward Confectionery Shop, Crieff) And stunning art (Strathearn Gallery, Crief) Of course, all … Continue reading

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Turrets – Dorinda Duclos #writephoto

A castle stands, on a mountain high Its turrets, reaching for the sky Towers, decorating its building, where The strong and valiant, fought despair Coated in dusted powder, fine Winter, cloaks a different time Continue reading at Night Owl Poetry

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Turrets – Hayley R. Hardman #writephoto

It was one of those moments that had seemed a good idea at the time but as we arrived at the crumbling castle doubt set into my mind. Breathless from our climb up the jagged hill, we collected around the … Continue reading

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The turrets of home – Iain Kelly #writephoto

Trudging through the cold night, the last remnants of the winter snow on the ground, she finally saw the lights glowing from the windows ahead. Above her the familiar turrets of the castle loomed. Four years since she had been … Continue reading

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Bearding the lion…

“You busy?” I flick the phone onto speaker, my hands are otherwise occupied. “Just a bit.” “What’re you up to?” “Sticking pasta in a beard.” There is a long silence on the other end of the phone… “Could you repeat … Continue reading

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Househunters International – Fandango #writephoto

“Oh honey, I love it,” Sheila said to her husband. “Can’t you image our daughters walking down that elegant stairway wearing their formal gowns on prom night?” “I don’t know, Sheila,” Ben said. “It’s kinda dark and somewhat ominous looking, … Continue reading

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Solstice of the Moon: Desormais…

Desormais…henceforth…that is the motto over the gatehouse at Skipton Castle. It was probably the first word of French that I learned as a child and almost certainly the first I remember seeing written… even though it is written in stone.  … Continue reading

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