Today, we were to “capture a sweeping panorama of an entire” something. A wide ranging unbroken view. I thought of our trip to Glasgow in 2008. It was the first time I had ever tried photography in earnest. My husband was at a conference and I went on the conference tour to a nearby castle. I was very inspired by it in a visual sense. Of course, as usual, I could not remember anything about the castle, so I Google’d “castle Glasgow on top of a hill” and voila, Stirling Castle.
According to Wikipedia, it is one of the most important castles in Scotland both historically and architecturally. Though it dates from at least the 12th century, the oldest structures are from the 14th. Mary Queen of Scots was crowned at Stirling Castle in 1542. This photograph is taken from the castle on Stirling Hill looking out over the town. The structure in the distance is the Wallace Monument commemorating Sir William Wallace. It was built in the 19th century in the Victorian Gothic style. It was designed by John Thomas Rochead and paid for by public subscription and foreign donors.
I fell in love with the unbroken view of the Wallace Monument from Stirling Hill.