Saturday, January 24, 2009

Dumfries 2

Another collection of my Dumfries photos (from October 2008), this time to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the birth of Robert Burns (on the 25th January), who lived here at the end of his life and was buried at St Michael's Church. I would love to be in the town tomorrow night for the four lantern processions! I just hope that, with all the recent flooding in the town, the festivities will be able to go ahead as planned. Click here for the official website.

The Robert Burns Centre in Dumfries
and, below, photos of the River Nith and weir

Above: a short video of the river

Click here for my earlier blog about Dumfries


Denis Bell said...

Hi Jane, a great start to 2009. Well done for sharing your travels north to Bonnie Scotland. Hope you continue to enjoy the rest of the year; great now that the days are lengthening again. Kind regards, Denis.

Jane said...

Many thanks for your message Denis and I hope that 2009 is a good year for you and family too. I hope to catch up with your blog soon as well!

EB said...

Wonderful river pictures, and I liked the video too (the first I've bothered to watch on a blog!)

Kirigalpoththa said...

Great pictures! Great Blog!!

I always wanted to visit Scotland but never had enough time during my busy visits to UK.

Had been to Wales and Cornwall recently and after looking at your blog I will make it a point to visit Scotland somehow or the other :)

Jane said...

Thank you Kirigalpoththa! I hope you are able to get to Scotland sometime..thanks EB too - I've only just seen your message today! Nice to hear from you both.

Kirigalpoththa said...

Yes I must visit Scotland:)
All the pictures I have seen on scottish highlands and lakes are really beautiful!

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Many thanks Julie for visiting and for all your nice comments!

Erik said...

Beautiful. Both grandparents are from Scotland. I am yearning to visit. Thank you for sharing.

Jane said...

Thank you Erik - I hope you get to Scotland before too much longer!