The creative act lasts but a brief moment, a lightning instant of give-and-take, just long enough for you to level the camera and to trap the fleeting prey in your little box.
Henri Cartier-Bresson

Friday, September 16, 2011

Photo #259 and more

Flodden Battlefield Monument
Russell with battlefield behind him. You can see the
monument far off in the distance on the left.

Russell's brother Rick insisted on our going to Flodden Field
just over the border of Scotland and England . We obliged and
we're glad we did. Thanks to Rick we had a nice adventure
and saw a bit more of Scotland and a tiny bit of England.
We took a train from Edinburgh's Waverly station to Berwick upon Tweed.
Then a bus from Berwick to Coldstream and finally a taxi
(we called ahead) from Coldstream to Branxton.
We spent two hours at the battlefield of Flodden and then the taxi picked
us back up and took us back to Coldstream. We had a pint at a nice pub and
wandered til it was time to take the bus back to Berwick and the train
back to Edinburgh. Nice day-thanks Rick!

1 comment:

jane.healy said...

The scenery there is very stark - my best friends live in Haddington, which is on that train route!