Ghosts in the sun



On a sunny Sunday morning we took a bus from Inverness to Urquhart castle. The one hour trip takes you on a winding road along Loch Ness, which is so much larger than I ever imagined. Anyway, in my imagination a visit to Loch Ness and Urquhart Castle would be a mystical, gloomy trip through foggy, rainy Scotland... but no, Nessie and its Castle presented themselves in best "Summer health resort"-ish look with tons of sunshine and colours. I loved it.












 





And Nessie waved Goodbye (left side, head out of the lake).
Trust me, it was Nessie, not a boat.

Megacity


Inverness had a bit of an unlucky position in our holidays - we came there after weeks of travelling, not used to cities anymore and deeply missing the Islands and the sea. Inverness may not be a large city but after travelling such a remote place as Shetland, it felt like a megacity to us and we could not fast enough adjust. 

So, my remembrances of Inverness are like this post - a rich dose of Scottishness, colours, mess, and most of all vagueness. 












If you ever happen to be in Inverness, try not to miss Leakey's Bookshop and Cafe. If you love books, especially second hand books, and a good dose of coffee, you will love it.














July to July

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Hi there! Although I still have some Scotland pictures, which I want to show you, I thought I'll tell you about the 365 pictures project I've started recently. I've read about 365 pictures projects many times and some of my favourite photographers did it and all these people agreed that it is tough, but it also brings your skills forward since you are learning every day. At its best, it opens your eyes in everyday life and pushes you to explore and create. I always wanted to try it, but somehow I never did. But then 3 days ago, it was a fast decision. I shot the lavender on the balcony, liked it and created a Flickr album.

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There are no rules, no limits and no plans. It will always be different. But that's what this is about - out of the comfort zone, isn't it?!

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Wish me luck and endurance, I hope I'll keep it going... join me, if you like: