Weekly Photo Challenge: Curves

curves

I really loved this place. It was designed by a guy called John Stuart McCaig (1824 – 1902) and the construction of it was intended to give work to local stonemasons at a time of high unemployment. It follows the lines of The Colloseum in Rome. McCaig’s Tower or Folly is on top of a hill at Oban, Scotland. I love the curves of the walls, windows, ground, paths and gardens. Life threw McCaig a curve ball too and he died before it was finished. Rather than spending his money on finishing the tower the way he planned it with a roof enclosing an art gallery and another central tower with statues of the family in prominent positions, his beneficiaries decided they could find better ways to spend it. I’m sure McCaig would be bitterly disappointed but it’s still an impressive place with wonderful views over Oban Harbour.

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Author: macmsue

I’m a sister, wife, mother, grandmother, auntie and friend. I prefer to be outside and am interested in photography, nature and different cultures. I believe everything on this earth has a right to be here but some things and some people would be happiest if their space was far away from mine. (Flies and biting bugs take note!) I don’t like housework and think dust is Nature’s way of saying, “This is my space, I was here first.”

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