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The Upper Falls Of Moness, Aberfeldy

The Upper Falls Of Moness, Aberfeldy

Photographer: Wilson, George Washington

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1866

Shelfmark: 10370.cc.35

Item number: 10

Length: 9.9

Width: 7.8

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

"In order to view the Upper Falls of the Moness, the visitor must ascend a zig-zag walk, cross the first cascade, and advance among the woods towards the summit of the hill, where he will discover, from the verge of a huge precipice, another cataract tumbling in one sheet of spray into a deep hollow whence the stream rushes furiously, and is lost in the deep gloom of a wood beneath.

'The hoary cliffs are crown'd wi' flowers;

White o'er the linn the burnie pours,

And, rising, weets wi' misty showers

The birks of Aberfeldy.'

Such is Burns' description of these Falls, which is strikingly accurate, and has ever since given a new cleebrity to the scene."

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

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