A Quick Visit To Stirling Castle

Stirling castle viewed from the valley

We went to Stirling yesterday, and this is a photo of the castle seen from below in the valley. We decided at the last moment to detour to Stirling instead of driving straight back from Glasgow to Edinburgh. Stirling is 20 miles from Glasgow and 33 miles from Edinburgh, so it's an easy ride from either city. It's on the north bank of the Continue Reading

Edinburgh Architecture – New Town


These are two views of buildings in what is called New Town, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Edinburgh. New Town was built in stages between 1765 and the middle of the 1800s. Wandering around the streets, you can see neo-classical and Georgian period architecture all around. And New Town isn't just a couple of streets - there is Continue Reading

Bison: Do They Twist And Pull, Or Do They Nibble?


Bison (or buffalo as they are known in the United States) are of course an iconic animal of the American plains. They are now reduced from the huge numbers there were before the opening up of the West. Ah, the West and Westerns. I've always been a fan of Westerns - even trashy TV Westerns that were really just soap operas. Abandoned Continue Reading