Sitting at the edge of Loch Duich, Eilean Donan Castle in the Highlands of Scotland was destroyed in 1715. Just over 200 years later it was rebuilt to within 98% accuracy of the original castle, supposedly thanks to drawings made by the clerk of works, Farquhar Macrae, who had visions of the restored castle in a dream.
Copyright Peter Parkorr 2013
This photo was taken during the #blogmanay social media campaign, which was sponsored by Edinburgh’s Hogmanay with the support of VisitScotland, ETAG, Edinburgh Festivals, Haggis Adventures and Skyscanner.…
This week’s Monday Meetings introduces you to fashionable Mancunian and entrepreneur Naomi Jackson. Hailing from the North of England, she’s been running her own fashion business for several years, with a few other impressive strings to her bow too.
I’m older than I look! (…or so I like to think)
Who are you and where do you come from?
A gentle afternoon exploring Alfama, Lisbon, with my camera, watching without being noticed, savouring the Portuguese pace of life.
Copyright Peter Parkorr 2013…
I wasn’t going to do a 2012 roundup of posts, as Travel Unmasked only got going in September last year. However when Jennifer from Jdomb’s Travels nominated me from her round-up, it seemed simple enough. With a lack of post fodder to choose from on this site, some links will take you to my original blog, Shock And Orr, wherein my life is an experiment in progress.…
Have you ever been to a Scottish celebration of Hogmanay? They really know how to mark an occasion up there. It’s a great way to welcome in the New Year, and here’s my first video from this year’s events to show you why. Five Scottish pipe bands and 26 Up Helly Aa Vikings from the Shetlands lead over 35,000 people and 7,000 torches… through the streets of Edinburgh up to Calton Hill in the Hogmanay Torchlight Procession 2012.