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The Pass Of The Trossachs

The Pass Of The Trossachs

Photographer: Wilson, George Washington

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1868


Item number: 4

Length: 10.7

Width: 7.6

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

"The romantic defile which forms the entrance to the 'bristled territory,' as the Gaelic name signifies, affords numberless fine views of natural scenery of the richest character. Rocks of all shapes and sizes, embosomed in foliage, lie scattered around; crags, scarred and seamed with fissures, overtop the trees, which flourish everywhere, while mountain peaks of varied outline hem in the whole.

'But not a setting beam could glow

Within the dark ravine below,

Where twined the path in shadow hid,

Round many a rocky pyramid,

Shooting abruptly from the dell

Its thunder-splintered pinnacle.'"

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

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