Tuesday Photo Challenge: Build

What you see here is one of the towers of the new Queensferry Crossing road bridge across the Firth of Forth just outside Edinburgh, while it was under construction. That should qualify for Frank’s theme of ‘Build’ for this week’s Tuesday Photo Challenge.

Considering that this photograph was taken with a mobile phone through the window of a car travelling at 50 mph – over the old road bridge – I don’t think it’s too bad.

This is what the finished article looks like; it’s stunning:

Tuesday Photo Challenge 28 November 2017

Forest Path

That’s my family up ahead, on a walk along one of the forest paths in the Beecraigs Country Park, near Linlithgow in central Scotland.


Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Ground

Thursday Doors: Haddington

For the next couple of weeks, Thursday Doors will be coming from Scotland again, more specifically the market town of Haddington in East Lothian, a still largely rural area to the east of Edinburgh.

Rather like St Andrews, there’s a bit of a Calvinist streak in a lot of the local architecture, as in the gate to the old manse:


and this building – whose purpose isn’t immediately obvious – just along the way:


Like something a little more colourful? Bad luck:


To be fair, though, it’s not all John Knox inspired gloom:


We stayed in a holiday cottage just outside the town. It was converted from the old byre (cowshed) and is all mod cons. The same can’t be said of these other outbuildings, although you can’t complain about the vivacity of the doors:



Next week, some of the commercial premises of Haddington, which I promise are much more colourful.

Thursday Doors 1 December 2016