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Friday 26th May 2017


Quote:- 'If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be.
Now put the foundations under them.' (Henry David Thoreau - American author, poet and philosopher)

Culzean Castle & Boathouse, Ayrshire
(OS Grid Ref. NS231102 Nearest Post Code KA19 8LE)

Culzean Castle stands on a dramatic cliff top overlooking the Firth of Clyde. The castle is the former home of the Marquess of Ailsa, the chief of Clan Kennedy, but it is now owned by the National Trust for Scotland, thus avoiding the family paying inheritance tax. As a condition, they stipulated that the apartment at the top of the castle should be given to General of the American Army, Dwight D. Eisenhower in recognition of his role as Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces in Europe, from late 1943 until the end of World War II. Since 1987 the castle has featured on the reverse side of five pound notes issued by the Royal Bank of Scotland.

Picture of the Moment


Desktop Wallpaper (widescreen view)

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Picture of the Moment jigsaw


Downloadable Jigsaws

The downloadable jigsaw is available here

 
 


More widescreen wallpaper on page 1 and page 2 - Non-widescreen daily wallpaper


How to use as PC wallpaper -
Click on the 1920x1080 link above. Right click the enlarged desktop wallpaper picture in Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox and choose 'Set as Background'. Note:- Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, Opera and other browsers do not support this feature. You will have to use 'save picture as' to save to a location e.g. your desktop, followed by double click, then right click and set as background.

How to use as phone wallpaper - On your Tablet or Smart Phone long press on the enlarged image and choose to Save it. Use the phone's Settings menu to change the wallpaper.


 

MORE ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPH

Culzean Castle stands on a dramatic cliff top overlooking the Firth of Clyde. The castle is the former home of the Marquess of Ailsa, the chief of Clan Kennedy, but it is now owned by the National Trust for Scotland, thus avoiding the family paying inheritance tax. As a condition, they stipulated that the apartment at the top of the castle should be given to General of the American Army, Dwight D. Eisenhower in recognition of his role as Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces in Europe, from late 1943 until the end of World War II. Since 1987 the castle has featured on the reverse side of five pound notes issued by the Royal Bank of Scotland.

Two Interactive maps show the photo's location

Map 1 on the left uses Ordnance Survey data from OS OpenSpace. You can pan the map by dragging the map or zoom in / out by using the + or - buttons.


Map 2 - is a Google Map close up satellite view with the option to view in Google Street View. The 'push pin' indicates the photo's location.

(Many thanks to Stephanie, from Ohio, for giving me the inspiration to create this addition. I hope that it adds to your enjoyment of the page.)

More about Culzean Castle



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