Berlin 2018

I was lucky enough to spend a few nights in the wonderful city of Berlin! but, alas I only managed to take a fraction of photos I’d normally take as to my cameras cr1220 battery died on me (had it since 2010, didn’t know it existed until I was there)

using Photoshop, I did use the content aware fill to remove unwanted objects, can you tell what photos these were?

 

Berlin Edit

It’s one of ‘em Before and after shots!

This was taken on the river Spree, passing museum island looking towards the Fernsehturm, but there is a big ugly crane above the museum! – by the power of photoshop crane be gone!!

I didn’t take as many photos as I usually do, as unfortunately I had some issues with my camera. Anyway I’ll edit some and upload a new album

Berlin Edin

Berlin Edit

Berlin Wall 10316 Days

Today I learned – The Berlin Wall has now been down as long as it was up, the wall stood for 10316 days, and today (February 5th 2018) it is 10316 days since it fell.

Two Photos East Side Gallery and a bit of it near Checkpoint Charlie, taken back in 2011.

Berlin Wall

Berlin Wall

Super Blue Moon 2018

Today we were promised a unique celestial event – not just a super moon! but a super blue moon!! My imagination ran wild. Earlier this evening I looked up to the heavens in anticipation, and high hopes.

But wait… it’s just a regular full moon! heading back to the flat disappointed, fearing the evening was fair ruined, one turned to Photoshop for help as – I really wanted to see a Super Blue moon.

Super Blue Moon 2018

Super Blue Moon 2018

ahhhhh that’s better!

Super Blue Moon 2018

Blackness Castle

Blackness Castle, on a very dreich and snowy Scottish day. A 15th-century castle looks apparently like a ‘ship that never sailed’… Closed today, I wonder why! thwarted by the weather – pffft!!!

Blackness Castle

Blackness Castle

Probably the best of the bunch – I’ll upload a few more photos soon…

Panoramic – Bannockburn Battlefield

Panoramic – Bannockburn Battlefield

we can see the Rotunda and flagpole and the Statue of Robert The Bruce – all commemorating the battle of Bannockburn in 1314.  When Robert Burns visited the site in 1793 he pend the poem ‘Scots Wha Hae’

Bannockburn Battlefield

Bannockburn Battlefield

Scots, wha hae wi’ Wallace bled,
Scots, wham Bruce has aften led;
Welcome to your gory bed,
Or to victory!
 
Now’s the day, and now’s the hour;
See the front o’ battle lour;
See approach proud Edward’s power—
Chains and slavery!
 
Wha will be a traitor knave?
Wha can fill a coward’s grave!
Wha sae base as be a slave?
Let him turn and flee!
 
Wha for Scotland’s king and law
Freedom’s sword will strongly draw,
Freeman stand, or freeman fa’,
Let him follow me!
 
By oppression’s woes and pains!
By your sons in servile chains!
We will drain our dearest veins,
But they shall be free!
 
Lay the proud usurpers low!
Tyrants fall in every foe!
Liberty’s in every blow!—
Let us do or die!
 
The wikipedia page has English and Scottish Gaelic translation

Panoramic – Huntly Castle

Panoramic (not a great one) of Huntly Castle,

Huntly Castle is a ruined castle in Huntly in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. It was the ancestral home of the chief of Clan Gordon

Huntly Castle

Huntly Castle

Panoramic – Ruthven Barracks

Panoramic photo of Ruthven Barracks, near Ruthven in Badenoch, Scotland, are the smallest but best preserved of the four barracks built in 1719 after the 1715 Jacobite rising.

Ruthven Barracks

Ruthven Barracks

However there has been a fortified structure on this hilltop site in 1229.

Panoramic – Culloden Battlefield

Panoramic of Culloden Battlefield

Panoramic of Culloden Battlefield

Panoramic of Culloden Battlefield

Fought on the 6 April 1746 near Inverness, the Battle of Culloden was the final confrontation of the Jacobite rising of 1745 and part of a religious civil war in Britain

Panoramic – Fort George

A panoramic photo of the 18th century Fort George, near Ardersier, to the north-east of Inverness in the Scottish Highlands

Panoramic – Fort George

Panoramic – Fort George