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The Hermitage Fall, On The Braan

The Hermitage Fall, On The Braan

Photographer: Wilson, George Washington

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1866


Item number: 3

Length: 9.9

Width: 7.8

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

"The water of Braan issues from Loch Freuchie, is about 14 miles in length, flows in a north-easterly direction, and falls into the Tay opposite Dunkeld. It is a stream which has great attractions in its cascades and romantic scenery for every lover of nature, and the tourist should not neglect to visit its banks when in the neighbourhood. Ascending the stream, the first great point of interest reached is the Fall above the Hermitage Bridge, which represents the Braan taking a sudden turn, and, seeming to be agitated by double resistance, it foams over enormous rocks reclining upon each other. At the bottom, it has worn a deep abyss where its waters are whirled round with extreme velocity, and are compressed within very narrow limits."

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

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