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Mill On The Cluny

Mill On The Cluny

Photographer: Wilson, George Washington

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1866


Item number: 2

Length: 9.9

Width: 8

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

"This view is taken from the east bank of the Cluny, and looks towards the Hill of Morrone. From the summit of this hill is obtained the finest view of mountain scenery to be seen in the kingdom.

'It seems a perfect wilderness of mountain piled above mountain - a chaos of huge precipices, and deep corries, and bleached boulders - presenting a sublime picture of solitary grandeur, uninhabited and uninhabitable by man.' Among the peaks and ranges to be seen may be distinguished Ben-muich-dhui, Braeriach, Cairntoul, Cairngorum, Ben-a-bourd, and Ben-A'an.

Upon the Hill of Morrone is the farm of Tomantoul, which is said to be the highest cultivated land in Scotland, being about 1500 feet above the level of the sea."

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

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