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Loch Katrine 6

Loch Katrine 6

Photographer: Wilson, George Washington

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1868


Item number: 6

Length: 10.7

Width: 7.6

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

On approaching the east end of Loch Katrine, the tourist comes to a narrow inlet, deep, clear, and rock-girt, and wonders how a steamer can by any possibility get out of the labyrinth which the view presents. The water winds hither and thither, and it is difficult to know whether the rocky eminences so densely covered with verdure, and washed by the clear deep waters, are chains of islands or headlands wriggling their way through the water.

'Aloft, the ash and warrior oak

Cast anchor in the rifted rock;

And, higher yet, the pine tree hung

His shattered trunk, and frequent flung,

Where seemed the cliffs to meet on high,

His boughs athwart the narrow'd sky.'

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

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