Wednesday, 24 December 2008

Inverness at Night

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We had a last minute shopping dash to Inverness yesterday and took these photos on the way out of town. It was about 4:30 pm. All these photos were taken along my most favourite portion of Inverness - the River Ness. I promise to take summer/daylight photos of the same area in the future.

This first photo is of the restaurants and small hotels along the riverside. All the trees were covered in tiny white lights. Very pretty, but they were hard to photograph!

This next photo is parked in the same spot, but looking out the left car window along the river to the Ness Bridge (blue light). It has coloured lights that change colour - green, blue, purple, pink, red orange, yellow... Town centre is on the right. On the far bank, left, are more hotels and the Cathedral.
Inverness Cathedral.
Columba hotel, on the far bank (left) of the river. Named after St Columba who is supposed to have seen the Loch Ness monster. I love this hotel. It is HUGE, old and very impressive.

6 comments:

  1. These photos are quite beautiful and harmony with night lights of city makes the photo more beautiful...

    I liked it. In second photo it looks like a view from an area of Istanbul's Asian Side...

    Good Job!

    Kindest

    Burcu

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  2. Very pretty. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

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  3. Thanks so much for sharing these photos, Michelle. Once again I feel as if I got to do a little traveling here without leaving the chair in front of my computer. Very lovely. :)

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  4. It makes me warm to see those photos and think, I've been there! As though we leave traces of where we've traveled, and even though you and I have yet to meet, we've still managed to cross paths a few times.... just not at the same point in time!

    I took a photo of the female gargoyle with a dragon/iguana wrap in Stirling. It was really strange standing in the castle, framing the shot, and realizing you had been in that exact spot only a few weeks before.

    Hope you had a fantastic holiday!

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  5. LOVE the pics! And yeah, it IS hard to capture lights when it's dark outside. Gotta use a tripod he he he he...

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  6. Thank you everyone :-) I'm glad you all enjoy my photos.

    Burcu
    I'd love to see photos of your part of the world.

    Ting
    MERRY CHRISTMAS and best wishes for 2009. :-)

    Daisy
    I feel the same way when I look at photos on other blogs too. It's what I truly love about the internet - being able to connect to people all over the world. :-)

    Alex
    You were in Stirling taking the same picture? How cool. I'll smile and think of you every time I look at my photos of Stirling now. :-)
    I hope you have a wonderful 2009.

    Amel
    Yeah, I need a tripod! I wobble too much. ;-)

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