thatched hut, Scotland by danapommet ()
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This is a thatched hut on the battlefield of Culloden. This was the final confrontation of the 1745 Jacobite uprising, taking place on April 16, 1746. The battle pitted the Jacobite forces of Charles Edward Stuart against an army commanded by William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland, loyal to the British government. Note how a pole and two ropes are holding down a damaged portion of the thatched hut. Zoom to check out the thatched roof and stone work.
I have to explain a comment on my last posting. I hiked the Scottish Highlands and the Great Glen which included the town of Spean Bridge. I met an older Gaelic couple. I was having trouble understanding the Scottish accent and Gaelic was killing me. Another couple sent their 10 year old daughter over to translate. Traveling is such an education. Both families joined me for lunch and stories went on for over an hour. Life is good. This was a solo vacation and the moors are no place to be sleeping on the ground. Photo taken May 1995 and scanned.
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Image Comments (36)
MagikUnicorn () Online Now! 8:11PM | Sat, 09 July 2011
NO SMOKING AREA :) Unique shot I like this a lot
Faemike55 () Online Now! 8:14PM | Sat, 09 July 2011
Great capture for some reason, your commentary made me think of the movie, 'American Werewolf in London' and the scene on the moors
mgtcs () 8:49PM | Sat, 09 July 2011
Ohhhh....this is a truly marvelous photo Dana, delightful view, thank you for sharing!
eekdog () 8:58PM | Sat, 09 July 2011
this house is way cool dana, most excellent capture of it. love scotland also, steve
npauling () 9:28PM | Sat, 09 July 2011
This cottage really blends with the surrounding country. A beautiful capture.
durleybeachbum () 2:37AM | Sun, 10 July 2011
A truly classic building, how marvellous! Such an interesting story too, Dana!
jendellas () 3:09AM | Sun, 10 July 2011
Magik made me chuckle. Sounds like a very remote holiday :o) I know 2 brother, they live in Scotland, actually next door to each other. I can understand what one says but the other, no way. I just not & say yes :o)
Katraz () 3:12AM | Sun, 10 July 2011
As Andrea says a classic building, not the best thatching and it needs some urgent repair most of the thatching in the southern part of the UK is done with corn stalks or if you want the best reeds, as for fires all the roofs I have seen inside were boarded and are probably no more likely to catch fire than an ordinary roofs. This building is likely only used by shepherds when on hills or as a store.
rainbows () 3:29AM | Sun, 10 July 2011
It is a wonderful old building and capture, Dana. I am glad you enjoyed your time in Scotland. I have visited Scotland once and it was wonderful. Hugs. Di. xx
jayfar () 3:29AM | Sun, 10 July 2011
Lovely shot Dana and I have been there. A lot of soldiers died on this moor.
Rhanagaz () 4:03AM | Sun, 10 July 2011
Great capture, Dana and a fine info about this historic place. But also nice to meet the natives! ;o)
A.C.Wolfe () 5:29AM | Sun, 10 July 2011
Awesome photo, reminds me of the Capercaillie song "Four stone walls."
dakotabluemoon () 6:46AM | Sun, 10 July 2011
Now that is very cool u would never see that here but it stays cool in the summer months.
blondeblurr () 9:13AM | Sun, 10 July 2011
This is so appealing and romantic looking, wouldn't you just like to spend some time there - in a very basic way, no doubt - maybe a bit like in the movie: 'LOTR' ? absolutely stunning vision - thanks for sharing such a beauty ... BB
m_j_s () 9:34AM | Sun, 10 July 2011
Great shot Dana, thought I recognised it from the thumbnail. A very nice shot of it mate! Martin
mariogiannecchini () 9:36AM | Sun, 10 July 2011
Beautiful capture , Dana ! Beautiful photo and interesting story !
kbrog () 12:04PM | Sun, 10 July 2011
Beautiful thatched hut, amazing there is anything there but some pilled stones now. :) Excellent capture!
junge1 () 12:24PM | Sun, 10 July 2011
Great capture and great story Dana. I remember crossing the Minch from Ullapool to Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, and while on the ferry I looked the the chart posted. As I was looking at the chart, I realized that this is Russian? or maybe Greek? There Russian factory ships anchored in Loch Broom, but Russian on this fery. I fanally realized it was Gaelic. I can image your challenge talking with these Gaellic speaking people. Didn't see any straw covered buildings or huts in Scotland, but saw some in Ireland.
MrsRatbag () 3:38PM | Sun, 10 July 2011
I love these old stone cottages. I've never been to Culloden, but I know the very sad story too well... Beautiful capture!
goodoleboy () 6:04PM | Sun, 10 July 2011
Terrific detail and color in this old pic, Dana, and thank you for the interesting narrative on your trip. And,you get such better clarity, color and overall resolution with your scans than I do with mine.
bobrgallegos () 9:55PM | Sun, 10 July 2011
Wonderful photo of this great looking old thatched roof home!! Awesome narrative on this battle site.