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Praying Hands of Mary, Scotland

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by Brian Barth, Jun 13, 2019 at 12:21 PM.

  1. Brian Barth

    Brian Barth TalkEmount Regular Subscribing Member

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    Mar 31, 2019
    Germany, Reutlingen
    Brian Barth
    My wife and I enjoyed a nice walk to a stone that is called Praying Hands of Mary, situated on a hill side in Glen Lyon (valley) somewhat near Bridge of Balgie, Scotland.
    A description of how to get there can be found here:
    Glen Lyon - Praying Hands of Mary

    The small path from the parking lot follows the river Lyon over farmland with life stock and along a forrest until you reach a farm from which on you go uphill. This small winding path take you up to this lovely stone.
    Its unusual V-shape can best be photographed uphill against the sun (best be there catching the evening sun) or downhill overlooking the Glen and the hills opposite. In my case there was a weather divide – it was raining on the other side.
    As always – you have to be very lucky to get right light and weather.

    So now:
    Walking alongside the forrest
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    The Glen Lyon itself in the afternoon light
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    Another waterfall on the way uphill
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    View of the farm from which you venture uphill
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    Some trees along the way towards the Praying Hands of Mary:
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    And finally the Praying Hands of Mary itself, what a joy:
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  2. WNG

    WNG TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 12, 2014
    Arrid Zone-A, USA
    Will
    What a beautiful day to be out in such beautiful countryside! Envious of all that green!
     
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  3. Richard Crowe

    Richard Crowe TalkEmount Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Sep 14, 2018
    Lovely images but, IMO, it takes a bit of imagination to see that stone outcropping as a pair of hands.
     
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  4. Brian Barth

    Brian Barth TalkEmount Regular Subscribing Member

    33
    Mar 31, 2019
    Germany, Reutlingen
    Brian Barth
    You‘re right, but you have to admit that it sounds better than „strangely formed stone in the middle of nowhere“.
    And the moment was breathtaking so I guess that special name is well deserved...
     
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  5. mstphoto

    mstphoto TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Feb 26, 2016
    Aberdeen, NE Scotland
    Mike Stephen
    A really nice set of one of the most beautiful Glens here in Scotland.
    The last time I was there was to climb the 2 Loch an Daimh Munros.
    Need to have a revisit sometime soon ;) 
     
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