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The Old Bridge Of Garry

The Old Bridge Of Garry

Photographer: Wilson, George Washington

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1866

Shelfmark: 10370.cc.35

Item number: 9

Length: 10.3

Width: 7.6

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

"The Gary water issues from a number of small streams among the central Grampians, collects them into Loch Garry, thence flows in a south-easterly direction past Blair Athole, through Killiecrankie, and falls into the Tummel near Fascalley.

The stream for the most part is surrounded with lofty rugged mountains which, to some extent, darken its waters, being deeply covered to the summits with every variety of wood, producing even at noon-day the haziness of twilight. Its current, over a track of many miles, makes a frequent series of rapids, cataracts, and cascades; and at one place it struggles through rocks, and dashes over a precipice into a dark pool, displaying a scene of particular grandeur. At this romantic spot the traveller enters the celebrated Pass of Killiecrankie."

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

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