Built in 1600 by the Lord of Shetland, this tower house castle still stands strong in the town of Scalloway on Mainland, the largest island of the Shetlands in Scotland.
When you enter the front door of this well-preserved defensive structure, the main direction to go is up, up, up — toward living quarters and eventually to the battlements on top.
This charming structure on Australia’s southeastern coast is a lighthouse no more, but preserved as a historical monument. I love technology, especially sustainable solutions to human problems. However, I have to admit my nostalgia when I think that now there is a solar-powered light in front of the original structure that efficiently emits three white flashes every 18 seconds. Where’s the romance!
The bridge across the river in this Chinese provincial capital city is a fitting image for today’s challenge, which has the theme “circles”. To see all of today’s entries, go to Leanne Cole Photography. Better yet, if you like making monochrome images, read the details on Leanne’s post and join us next week!
These arched stone windows have been preserved as part of a 13th century walled church in Kilmalloch, Ireland. Through the windows you can see the top of a round tower, possibly a former sentry tower or belfry, which is built into the surrounding wall. To see all the entries in today’s challenge, go to Leanne Cole’s blog. Thank you again, Leanne, for curating and hosting this interesting challenge!
This is one of several amazing lighthouses that Leanne took us to when we traveled with her along the Victoria coast. Thanks, Leanne! Go to Leanne’s blog to see all of today’s entries.
Aside from serving as a setting for spooky fiction and a symbol of the American bucolic past, a covered bridge enjoyed a longer life because the exterior protected the wooden timbers of the passageway from the effects of the sun and inclement weather. This is one of many historic bridges in the New England region of the United States. To see all the other monochrome images in today’s challenge, go to Leanne Cole’s blog.
One can catch a glimpse of this striking church from any spot in Iceland’s capital city, Reykjavik. It is a Christian church of the Lutheran denomination, also known as the Church of Iceland. One of the city’s most famous landmarks, it stands 73 meters (244 feet) high. This image is my contribution to this week’s challenge, hosted by Australian photographer Leanne Cole.