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Loch Katrine, From The Trossachs Pier

Loch Katrine, From The Trossachs Pier

Photographer: Wilson, George Washington

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1868


Item number: 5

Length: 10.7

Width: 7.6

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

"This is the first view of the Lake which comes suddenly upon the traveller when emerging from the gorge of the Trossachs dell; and as it is the first, it is one of the most striking. Here we have

'- promontory, creek, and bay,

And islands that empurpled bright,

Float amid the livelier light,

And Mountains, that like giants stand,

To sentinel enchanted land.'

But as the 'Rob Roy' steamer for the head of the lake starts from this point, there is often little time given to the tourist to impress upon his memory the beauties of the scene; for although enchanted therewith, the shrill call of the stream whistle makes him hasten on to

'Fresh fields and pastures new.'"

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

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