Tuesday, 12 November 2013

The Boathouse





    Walking in the grounds of a country estate near Edinburgh.




    Late afternoon sun showers golden light on the land.



















    The grand house and landscaped grounds were designed in the late 1700s.
    At present the house is not open to the public.














The curling house used to store equipment.




This man made pond,curling house and boat house were probably constructed in the early 1800s.




    Until about fifty years ago ponds often froze over in winter and curling was a popular winter activity.




  Curling at Eglinton Castle,Ayrshire ,Scotland  - 1860.
  The curling house is on the left of the picture.




  The boathouse reminds me of a dream portal  -  guarded on either side by two
  now decapitated stone lions.




  The Voyage of the Dreamer  -  oil painting on canvas by Meg Watson (1950-2002)







Thank you for visiting.



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Curling at Eglinton Castle - image source Wikipedia

30 comments:

Betty Luckhurst said...

What a wonderful place to visit! I love to take virtual trips like this! Great photos.

ladyfi said...

What gorgeous shots - love that curling house.

Indrani said...

I loved this virtual tour! Grand captures all!

biebkriebels said...

I like it so much to walk with you through the beautiful landscapes. I feel like I am there myself. The boathouse is so special, I have never seen this before. When the sun shines the woods look a lot better with the light falling through the trees.

Marisol@TravelingSolemates said...

Thanks for taking us on a beautiful walk in the countryside. The fall color is just lovely. I love the curling house and its history. Lovely photos.

Arija said...

Wonderful old grounds, lake and utilities, particularly the boat house. Wonderful autumn light and colours.

MeOfCourse said...

What a beautiful tour. I very much enjoyed all the beauty. Great photos. Thank you.

Cynthia said...

Fascinating! I love the little curling house. I think a troll would like to live there!

Lynne with an e said...

Such an enchanting place to stroll! You're so right about the remains of the curling house looking like a portal to another world.

A wondering star said...

What a beautiful landscape! Everything about your post make me feel good. Your photos are gorgeous, and the spiritual oil paintings are very beautiful!

Jorunn Norge

stardust said...

I like it when autumn leaves gets ablaze softly with gold tint in the late afternoon sun. I’m so attracted to the stone wall of the curling house. Thank you, ruby, I felt consoled all through the photos.

Yoko

Midori said...

Beautiful photos! : )

lisa hermanson said...

Thank you for the lovely walk and introduction to this beautiful park.
The quiet is palpable. A friend of mine is a curling fan, but I did not know there was a special building to store the equipment !

dritanje said...

This weather, sunny days and blue skies are so good for walking and for showing up the amazing colours which seem to be particularly startling this year - and which you have captured so well. So good too, to see Meg's image The Voyage of the Dreamer,and its ethereal colours
Mxx

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful walk! Loved learning the history too, with the sweet illustration...

Wendy said...

Hello, I've loved discovering the grounds of this estate on such a beautiful autumn day. The light and colours are magical. A lovely post.

sharon said...

how beautiful...i have never been ther...maybe soon delightful

Minoru Saito said...

How beautiul this place is! I want to walk this kind of area. The white birch forest is very cool. Thanks for sharing.

Our photos said...

Your photos are beautiful!
Greetings, RW & SK

cosmos said...

I knew curling at the winter Olympic Games for the first time. Japanese women's team is now facing tough competition for the last two places of Sochi Winter Olympic Games. The play seems much harder than it looks.
I love soft,tender hue of autumn colors in the shots. Your dogs look happy running around under the comfortable weather.
Happy days ahead, Ruby.

sarah said...

It's very beautiful place with Autumnal mild golden lights! The boathouse with two lions is special.It's really like the entrance of fairy story.
Thank you for shring.
Have a nice week,Ruby.

Ranten said...

Beautifully!

Joyful said...

Beautiful shots. I love forests, fall and lots of leaves to kick through on a pleasant day's walk. Your art work is nice too.

Victoria said...

Wow..so gorgeous..fantastic nature shots..beautiful dog, and light dancing on the trees!I love the curling house...so enchanting! and the boathouse portal gave me strong deja vu...how entrancing and magical..I love what you shared and the paintings too...so dreamy!
Blessings kindred..thanks for taking me on a wonderful journey!!
Hugs, this was so beautiful!
Victoria

Susie Clevenger said...

Looks like such a beautiful place to visit. Gorgeous photos

Stewart M said...

Wonderful set of pictures. Most of our trees do not shed their leaves in autumn - so we don't get this rich pallet of colours. I miss it!!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Palomasea said...

It looks like I've missed quite a few posts, dear Ruby... don't like missing so much beauty! :)
I peeked at some of the previous posts as well...gorgeous....and your "October" painting is inspirational as always...
Now this park is dreamy...and what a pretty curling house...speaks to my romantic nature...(poor lions, though!)
Your friend's painting is beautiful....
Thank you so much for visiting me, and yes, that choco goodness was indeed "scrummy"! :) I added more flour, so it was the texture of a moist pound cake. Let me know please if you would like the recipe....
Love and blessings,
- Irina

Vilt og vakkert said...

Heisann!

Wonderful woodland.....
I have a post from Scotland on my blog today!
Have a nice weekend ;:OD)

Forest Dream Weaver said...

Thank you for your comments.
Enjoy your week!

Ruby

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Time always allows for reading and reflection--even if you have to steal it! ;)

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