Skywatch Friday - spot the new


Edinburgh Castle, seen from The Vennel, against a rare blue sky this week. Old and new together - spot the new.

A 'vennel' in Scots is a passageway between the gables of two buildings. As with many Scots words it comes from French, in this case 'venelle', meaning alley or lane.

More skies, blue or not, at Skywatch Friday.

Comments

  1. Very nice. Loved your Dalwhinnie post. Used to drive through their regularly.

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  2. Yes I recognise that building anywhere, amased you caught perhaps the only blue sky we have had up here. Thanks for sharing:)

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  3. Is that a Medieval Satellite dish I see on the far right of the Castle?..lol

    Great capture...Beautiful

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  4. I am sorry we didnt make it further in to Scotland but on these holidays from home not everything gets done so your photos are a great way of seeing it all.Would love to think I will get back one day but at my age it is probably doubtful!

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  5. Great shot Linda.
    Thanks for sharing

    Have a great day.
    Gunilla

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  6. Wonderful blue sky. Great shot

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  7. Great sky - wonder if it was Tuesday afternoon?
    I see the new!

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  8. I just love the flag flying proudlyl in the breeze. The buildings seem to be at one with the rock in the cliff.
    I love the coloring of the tower.
    Great picture all around.

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  9. Great shot Linda, I really must visit the castle soon.

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  10. Hi Linda, beautiful sky over beautiful castle:)
    Have a nice weekend!

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  11. I think I would be tempted to photoshop the new part out!

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  12. That scene could be straight out of a period movie if it wasn´t for the tiny satellite dish. I just keep thinking if that is really the best place to build a castle. Looks a bit difficult for me, because I´m the unhighlander.

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  13. Splendid image, Linda. And it's interesting to notice that there is an unexpected satellite dish on the top!

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  14. Goodness, that's a bit incongruous! I guess the queen too wants to veg out in front of the telly.

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  15. I love traveling the world via Skywatch. Thank you for sharing a bit of your world with us all.

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  16. I love your castle sky photo. And that satellite dish is pretty funny, perched there like it's no big deal. LOL. Thank you for your recent visits to my blog. xoxo.

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  17. You just can't go anywhere these days without seeing a satellite dish, now, can you?

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  18. Easy to spot the dish, a sharp contrast to the castle. Great shot.

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  20. Thanks everyone for the comments, and well spotted! I should clarify that the satellite dish is not on the castle - the perspective just foreshortens it and makes it look as if it is. I'm so used to the view that I forgot that it might be assumed that the dish was on the castle itself. Oh no! We have a ferocious organisation called Historic Scotland that safeguards the...'historicness' of old buildings and vetoes changes or modern additions.

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