Tuesday, April 05, 2011

At Stirling Castle

The brightly coloured Great Hall is a familiar sight from the motorway, on top of the great rock. Apparently, in its early days the Stuart Kings had the whole castle harled in golden-colours to make the fortress a visual symbol of their majesty - visible for miles.
It looks less glamorous from below..
Scotland's own little slice of the Renaissance - The Royal Palace, Stirling Castle.
I dunno why The Bruce is gazing down on it all so imperiously!? Perhaps he is looking disdainfully at the rebuilt castle, sitting there in exactly the place where he had its predecessor demolished.

1 comment:

sara! said...

Stirling Castle! :) love that place. now i am flooded with memory :)