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The Upper Falls Of The Garr-Valt

The Upper Falls Of The Garr-Valt

Photographer: Wilson, George Washington

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1866

Shelfmark: 10370.cc.35

Item number: 6

Length: 9.9

Width: 8

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

"The Falls of Garr-valt are five miles east on the declivity of the Pine Forest of Ballochbuie. They are approached by passing Braemar Castle on the left, and turning off at the Bridge of Invercauld by the road to the right, which forms one of the new drives constructed along the natural terraces of the forest banks.

A most ingenious and very curious wooden bridge has been constructed and cast over the Falls, which conducts to a favourite point for viewing the rushing water, with its rocks and trees. From a point a little to the east of the bridge there is also a splendid view looking up the valley of the Dee towards the mountains of Ben-a-bourd and Ben A'an. This view has often been pronounced to be the beau-ideal of a highland landscape."

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

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