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The Trossachs Pier, Loch Katrine

The Trossachs Pier, Loch Katrine

Photographer: Wilson, George Washington

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1868

Shelfmark: 10370.cc.35

Item number: 9

Length: 10.7

Width: 7.6

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

"One of the greatest charms about the Trossachs is the suddenness of the changes in the scenery and their unexpected character. One minute the traveller is plunged into a dark gloomy defile, with precipitous frowning rocks shutting out the light of heaven above him, and the next he emerges into the openness of day, and is bathed in sunlight. On emerging from the Pass, Loch Katrine appears

'..................................Still and deep,

Affording scarce such breadth of brim

As served the wild duck's brood to swim.'

The waters, of transparent clearness, have a murky hue, caused by the deep shadows of Ben Venue and the hanging masses of rocks which form the Trossachs.

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

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