Photography · Scotland · Travel

Friday photo: Forth Road Bridge

There are three bridges across the Firth of Forth on the east coast of Scotland, linking Edinburgh to the south with Fife to the north. Of these three, one (the iconic red Forth Rail Bridge, opened in 1890) is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and another (the bright white Queensferry Crossing, opened in 2017) is the world’s longest three-tower cable-stayed bridge. Sitting between these two impressive structures is the Forth Road Bridge, opened in 1964. It may not be as striking as either of its more visually stimulating neighbours, but the Forth Road Bridge has its own graceful greyness.

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A grey bridge against a grey sky: the Forth Road Bridge, seen from the Queensferry Hotel, North Queensferry, Fife.
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Garden · Photography · Travel

Friday photo: rooftop plants

It’s cold and a bit snowy in sunny Perthshire this morning and I feel in need of a warm holiday memory, so here are some potted plants on a rooftop in Mallorca.

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Rooftop garden in the old town of Pollensa, Mallorca.