Silent Sunday: Urquhart Castle

Urquhart Castle seen from the water
Urquhart Castle seen from the water
Urquhart Castle seen from the water
Urquhart Castle seen from the water

Wishing you all a blessed Sunday and a peaceful week ahead,

with love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Silent Sunday

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #203: Local Vistas

Word of the Day Challenge: Mysterious

Author: Tranature - quiet moments in nature

The stories, poems and photographs on Tranature are the original creative work of Xenia Tran, inspired by the natural surroundings of the Scottish Highlands.

34 thoughts on “Silent Sunday: Urquhart Castle”

    1. Thank you kindly dear Cathy, it’s a wonderful area to explore and we were so lucky with the weather on this day 💛 Happy Sunday to you too and please give sweet Flynn a gentle pat from me 🤗💕🐕 xxx

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Amy and for sailing along with us here 💜 xxx

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  1. There are so many glorious vistas in your world Xenia. We enjoyed several of the beautiful castles when we visited and I think this may have been one of them. We didn’t get close but saw it both from the road and from a lovely restaurant that overlooked it. A very fond memory indeed.

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Tina. Lovely to hear you have seen this castle on your travels too and that it brings back such fond memories! 💜 xxx

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Eliza, it was exactly the kind of peace and healing that we needed 💞💜💞 xxx

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  2. Stunning and serene photos, Xenia. I long to see places like this. Yesterday, my older sister–who knows well my love of Scotland–gifted me a book about this wonderful land. More than 250 pages of photos and text describing all aspects of Scotland. It’s so fascinating! It’s not quite the same as actually setting foot in this magical place, but it will certainly serve to inspire me from afar. Your words and images provide peace and tranquility. As always, thanks so much for sharing your world with us. 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Mike and what a wonderful gift from your older sister! It is a truly magical place and the book sounds like a wonderful introduction 💜

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  3. Beautiful vistas Xenia. I am always fascinated by ruined structures. I like to sit nearby and wonder what it was like when it was newer and people were living there hustling and bustling about. Have a peaceful and happy week !

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Anne, I can imagine the clatter of hooves going in and out of the castle’s courtyard! A peaceful and happy week to you too 💜 xxx

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Donna, we are so blessed with all this natural beauty on our doorstep 🍃💙🍃

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Dries. There is a model of how the castle looked in its heyday and it truly was a formidable fortress! 😊

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  4. Your castle images brought me back to my visit decades ago. I remember clambering through the ruins and giving my head a good whack as I crawled through one of the window lintels. Good memories.

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Ju-Lyn and lovely to hear it brings back happy memories despite hurting your head on the lintels! It is a wonderful place to visit 💖 xxx

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