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Below Bonnington Linn

Below Bonnington Linn

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1867

Shelfmark: 1782.a.12

Item number: 2

Length: 13.1

Width: 17.6

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

“The river’s course from Bonnington to Corehouse-fall displays a succession of scenery the most remarkable. It flows through a deep narrow chasm, bounded on either side by perpendicular rocks, which rise up from the bed of the stream as a stone wall to the height of more than one hundred feet. These mural precipices, which form a stupendous masonry, are nearly equidistant throughout their whole extent, are smooth and naked, with the exception, in some parts, of their surface of small grey moss and lichens, and are crowned at their summits with lofty and beautiful trees. At their base, the river – its bed descending with great rapidity towards the second fall – rushes turbulently onward, at one time amongst rocks and stones, at another along a smooth and shelving bottom, now extending to the foot of the perpendicular sides, and again contracted in a narrow gully little broader than an ordinary mill stream. Where it is thus contracted the rocks form a natural pavement on each side, on which the spectator walks as along that of a street.”

Descriptive letterpress, from 'Photographs of the Clyde'

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