Falkland Palace

Falkland Palace is about 20 minutes from where I live, in Fife, Scotland.

Between 1501 and 1541 Kings James IV and James V (of Scotland) transformed the old castle on the site into a beautiful royal Renaissance palace.


I spend about 1 week in the month in Gaimersheim, Bavaria. It’s a town of 11,000 people just outside Ingolstadt, where Audi has its HQ.
This shot was taken on 30 December at dusk, as I was finishing a 3 hour walk through the fields.
That’s the town on the horizon.


I had to be at the supermarket first thing this morning. This is the view from the car park. The Firth of Forth and North Berwick on the horizon,


The shot is the Path House Medical Practice. It isn’t the one I use, although I have used it once – it’s the only one in the town which can give yellow fever vaccinations.

It is a local landmark however, and part of the town’s heritage. Research indicates it was deslgned in 1692 and sold in 1703, so it must have been built sometime in between. It is undergoing external renovation at the moment.

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My town – Kirkcaldy – used to comprise 5 adjacent towns, and over time they grew together.
Dysart used to be one of them.
Today I enjoyed 30 minutes there sitting in the sun with a coffee. I have coffee there regularly. The sun is less regular.


My 2nd home is in Gaimersheim, close to Ingolstadt in Bavaria. That’s about equidistant between München and Nürnberg.

This shot was taken on 20 July, when I was out cycling. A typical sight at this time of year. Some barley still being harvested. Then on to the wheat.

Forth Rail Bridge

Usually I’m crossing the bridge by train to get from my home town – Kirkcaldy, in Fife – to the great metropolis of Edinburgh.
The day I took the shot I’d had to drive over for some reason, and stopped to eat a sandwich by the shore.