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The Upper Fall Of Foyers

The Upper Fall Of Foyers

Photographer: Wilson, George Washington

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1867

Shelfmark: 10370.cc35

Item number: 8

Length: 10

Width: 7.8

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

"The River Foyers has its rise among the lofty mountains of Boleskine and Abertarff, and, passing through the wooded and rocky Glen of Foyers, falls into Loch Ness. The upper fall is about thirty feet high, twice broken in its descent - a bridge of one arch, an aerial-looking structure, being thrown over the chasm. It is seen to best advantage from the channel of the river below the bridge. After pursuing its impetuous course for about a quarter of a mile, the steam makes its descent, in a sheet of spray of dazzling whiteness, into a deep and spacious linn, surrounded by gigantic rocks. The cavity of the Fall is lined with a profusion of shrubs and plants, nursed by the perpetual spray. The banks on either side are diversified with the birch and the ash, and an undergrowth of copsewood, with those stupendous chasms and rocky eminences, which confer additional grandeur on such a scene.

'Among the heathy hills and raged woods,

The roaring Foyers pours his mossy floods,

Till fall he dashes on the rocky mounds,

Where, through a shapeless breach, his stream resounds.'"

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

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