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Friday, 12 April 2013

A-Z Challenge: L is for - Lancashire, Lismore and Lochs



Join me on this journey  into  A SENSE OF PLACE where I will be:
  • Featuring places connected with my own family history
  • Highlighting places with happy memories
  • Shining the spotlight on place names that appeal.
  • Linking my interests in history, travel and photography.L is for:



LANCASHIRE
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When we travel south on the M6, I am always pleased to see the sign "Welcome to Lancashire -  the Red Rose County" as that is where I was born and I am proud to have links with this north west county of England.



The Wars of the Roses"  in the 15th century refers to the heraldic badges,  associated with the two royal houses (Lancaster and York), as they fought to secure their claim to the English throne.  The final victory  by Lancastrian Henry Tudor at the Battle of Bosworth in 1485 saw him marrying Elizabeth of York  to unite the two houses, with the Tudor red  and white  rose symbolizing this union.


Lismore Lighthouse on Loch Linnhe is another magical point in our west coast journey across from Oban to the Isles.  I can't stop photographing it! 

Lismore Lighthouse from the Oban to Mull ferry 
The lighthouse was constructed in  1833 by the engineer Robert Stevenson, grandfather of  famous writer Robert Louis Stevenson.

LOCHS  - the iconic romantic symbol of Scotland. Did you know that "Loch" in German means "hole"? 


Loch Etive, near Oban, looking north towards Glencoe. Seals are basking on the rocks.
 
An atmospheric early morning view of Loch Awe, near Oban

Loch Lubnaig in the Trossach, near Callendar.

Join my in the next stage of my A-Z Journey when I look at the letter M


Photographs - Copyright © 2013 · Susan Donaldson.  All Rights Reserved

1 comment:

  1. I especially like the picture of Loch Awe.

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