Stefano Termanini


Sunset in Bruges

An unbelievable sunset in Bruges, three weeks ago.

Eilean Donan Castle

La Scozia è terra di castelli. Ve ne sono oltre 3000, sparsi su tutto il territorio e, certamente, l'Eilean Donan è uno dei più famosi. Sarà per la posizione, su un isolotto alla confluenza di tre loch, sarà per le Cuilin Hills che lo circondano, in ogni caso, trovandoselo di fronte, è impossibile non restare stupefatti!

Castle made of sand

Eilean Donan (Scottish Gaelic: Eilean Donnain) is a small tidal island where three lochs meet, Loch Duich, Loch Long and Loch Alsh, in the western Highlands of Scotland; since the castle's restoration in the early 20th Century, a footbridge has connected the island to the mainland. A picturesque castle that frequently appears in photographs, film and television dominates the island, which lies about 1 kilometre (0.62 mi) from the village of Dornie. The castle was founded in the thirteenth century, and became a stronghold of the Clan Mackenzie and their allies the Clan Macrae. In the early eighteenth century the Mackenzies' involvement in the Jacobite rebellions led in 1719 to the castle's destruction by government ships. Lieutenant-Colonel John Macrae-Gilstrap's twentieth-century reconstruction of the ruins produced the present buildings. (Source: Wikipedia)