Sunday, 27 July 2014

Royal Hunting Lodge - Part 1



The cushion was made by a local embroidery group



We are visiting the ancient royal hunting lodge at Traquair, set in the beautiful countryside
thirty miles south of Edinburgh.





The Leithen Water flows gently by, as it has done for centuries, on it's way to
join the River Tweed.







The Bear Gates

These old entrance gates were closed in 1745 at the time of the Jacobite uprising. Bonnie Prince Charlie visited here during this time
and on his departure the laird ordered the gates to be closed until a Stuart was again on the British throne    -    they remain closed. 



The old driveway ceased to be used, and a new one built on the right behind the trees.






It's hunting days over, a horse stands among fruit trees in the walled garden.



To be continued ............



Shared with   Mosaic Monday     I Heart Macro     Our World Tuesday

26 comments:

Minoru Saito said...

Hi! Welcome to come back here.It's a long time since I visited your post last time. Your photos are very beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What wonderful photos! WOW! I love seeing the countryside there! Enjoy your week! Happy Monday mosaics!

Laura said...

How beautiful Ruby! Thanks for sharing the love up-close with I Heart Macro. I want to let you know that the link you posted isn't working, so you might want to try again.

carol l mckenna said...

Beautiful nature photography and love the macro of the lovely flower ~ thanks,

artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

Sally Tharpe Rowles said...

How beautiful & green! Great photos! Have a great time...& btw glad to see you back here.

fredamans said...

Love the house peeking out.

Fun60 said...

Such beauty.

EG CameraGirl said...

Closed until another Stuart is on the throne? Hmmm. The horse sculpture is exquisite and I love the thistle.

eileeninmd said...

Lovely countryside, beautiful shots of the river and rolling hills.. The horse is cool! Great post, thanks for sharing your visit..Have a happy week!

biebkriebels said...

Long time no see, lovely pictures.

Bill Nicholls said...

Great blog Can't see those gates being opened again then. Does that horse have a crankshaft for a leg. You have a new follower

dritanje said...

Ah the Bear Gates! Our current Claimant to the throne would no doubt like to see them opened again but I doubt it. The gardens look immaculate, that's what I always think when I go to see these special gardens, that is, wow, these gardeners have done great work I wish I had a tame one of my own - or even a semi-wild one....
Your photographs tell an eloquent story....thank you!
M xx

Kleine Waldameise said...

Welch prächtige Landschaften. Das wär auch meine Welt. Hier würde ich mich auch wohlfühlen. Danke auch für deinen lieben Besuch.

Liebe Grüße
von der Waldameise

ladyfi said...

What lovely scenery and shots.

stardust said...

Welcome back, Ruby! River is the place I feel connected most to the ancient time through the ceaseless flow. I like that quiet and peaceful atmosphere in simple and plain but rich green countryside. Thank you for sharing.

Yoko

Gunilla Bäck said...

Wonderful photos, Ruby! The area is beautiful and I love the thistle.

sarah said...

Welcome to come back. I'm glad to see the quiet and pure scenery in Scotland again. Many white dots in the second picture are sheep,I wonder.
Enjoy Summer!

A wondering star said...

Dear Ruby, your pictures are wonderful!
Lovely green surroundings and what a gorgeous embroidery.
Thank for visit my blog! Have a nice weekend!

Eva Jorunn

maryaustria said...

Your series of photos is amazing! A beautiful landscape! I love the horse!:)

DeniseinVA said...

Hi Ruby, wonderful post and a lovely series of photos. Gorgeous scenery and interesting history. I liked the horse statue and the old stone wall with the cows beyond, the bears on top of the gate posts. So many delightful scenes. Thank you for sharing them.

cosmos said...

I'm glad I can see a beautiful countryside of Edinburgh again, rolling grassland with cows and sheep roaming and grazing, river running through.
It seems that the stationary horse misses its good old days galloping through the woods :)

Magia da Inês said...

✿⊱•°
Passei para uma visita.
Paisagens belíssimas e calmas!...
Belo passeio pela natureza.
Bom fim de semana!
Beijinhos.
¸.✿⊱╮╮

Tammie Lee said...

so many wonderful glimpses!
love that horse and the embroider, the countryside and glimpse of painting on the wall.

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

Wonderful setting!

Minoru Saito said...

Hi! Very beautiful captures. I enjoyed very much your 2 posts. Thanks for sharing.

Ela said...

Wow ! What wonderful scenery and green views of breathtaking !
Your pictures are perfect !

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