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Loch Achray And Ben Venue

Loch Achray And Ben Venue

Photographer: Wilson, George Washington

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1868


Item number: 1

Length: 10.7

Width: 7.6

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

"Loch Achray is nearly two miles long, and about half-a-mile broad. Its southern shore has a gentle character in contrast with the bold rocky promontories which skirt it on the north.

The road winds

'Up the margin of the lake

Between the precipice and brake,'

overshadowed by wood of luxuriant growth, which runs up the sides of the mountains. Many points afford fine views of the Loch which, when placid, reflects in its clear water the rugged brow of Ben Venue; from one of these points the view is taken.

'The rocks - the bosky thickets sleep

So stilly on thy bosom deep,

The lark's blithe carol from the cloud

Seems for the scene too gaily loud.'"

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

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