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Falls Of The Bruar

Falls Of The Bruar

Photographer: Wilson, George Washington

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1866

Shelfmark: 10370.cc.35

Item number: 7

Length: 10.3

Width: 7.6

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

"The celebrated Falls of the Bruar are about three and a-half miles westward from Blair Athole Hotel, and spring from the skirts of Ben Dearg, or the red mountain. The upper fall is divided into three parts, the aggregate height of which is estimated at 200 feet, the lowest forming an unbroken and perpendicular descent of 100 feet. Burns has well described these falls in the poetical supplication addressed by the Bruar to the Duke of Athole to have its banks shaded with trees. And now, according to the poet's wish,

' - lofty firs and ashes cool

The lowly banks o'erspread,

And view deep bending in the pool

Their shadow's watery bed!

Here fragrant birks in woodbines drest

The craggy cliffs adorn,

And for the little songster's nest

The close embow'ring thorn.'"

Descriptive letterpress from the book 'Photographs of English and Scottish Scenery' by G W Wilson

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