Tibbermore Parish Church, Perthshire, Scotland
This is a lovely little church with a lovely view across the hills and lovely stained glass windows and it’s pretty old as well (1632). However, it seems to be more famous for the fact that a scene from the popular TV series ‘Outlander’ was shot here (which I personally don’t watch, but if you do, you maybe know about it). There was even a little behind-the-scenes display of the shoot. We visited the church on doors open day and there was also a silversmith and a potter displaying their crafts in the church. Lovely indeed.
Inchewan Path near Dunkeld, Scotland
This was a wholesome walk on a lovely day with just a few soft showers thrown into the mix. For me, this area never fails to deliver in scenery and beauty and it is one of my favourite walks, as you may already know. Along the way, I have continued my experimentation with close-up photography and I ended up ‘accidentally’ finding many critters, when I was trying to photograph the plants. It just shows you how alive this place is.
Up close and personal | Flora and Fauna in Perthshire, Scotland
I used the simple trick of turning the lens around to be able to get very close to the object. This way of photography reveals a whole new world of details and structures.
This colourful town was traditionally inhabited by the Sorbs, a Slavic people, and though they have declined in numbers, many still live in this region (as well as the Spreewald region to the North) and keep traditional customs alive. There is a Sorbian museum you can visit if you want to know more about them (which is the reason why we stopped by), but overall they have also contributed to the slightly unusual appearance of the town architecture.
Forteviot | Perthshire | Scotland
This tiny and picturesque village has great historical importance for Scotland. Even though today’s buildings, save the parish church,
are from the 1920s, underneath the village are the remains of the 9th Century Pictish royal palace of Kenneth MacAlpin, who died here in 860AD, as well as a royal tomb from the early Bronze Age (around 2000BC). The parish church was built in 1778 and houses some historical Pictish items. We visited it during Doors Open Day and were able to see some original Pictish stones on display. To celebrate this historical connection and Forteviot’s status as an early Christian site, a new Pictish cross was commissioned with stone-carver David McGovern and unveiled in the centre of the village in 2018.