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)
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Curling at Eglinton Castle - image source Wikipedia