The Pass Of Killiecrankie, Looking Down
Photographer: Wilson, George Washington
Medium: Photographic print
"The ancient tract through this wild gorge was a narrow perilous footpath which greatly added to the consternation of the traveller, but this has now been superseded by both rail and carriage-way, which sweep along the mountain side in the midst of trees, as represented in this view. Looking upon the scene spread out before the eye of the visitor from the point here selected, he gazes long and earnestly upon
'The sweeping theatre of hanging woods -
The incessant roar of headlong tumbling floods,'
and can scarcely resist a feeling of terror which the sight produces.
'It seems some mountain rent and riven
A channel for the stream had given,
Where trees to every crevice clung,
And o'er the dell their branches hung.'"
Descriptive letterpress from the book 'Photographs of English and Scottish Scenery' by G W Wilson