Scotland’s Hermitage Waterfall – Weekly Travel Photo

The Hermitage

Located about 50 miles north of Edinburgh is one of Scotland’s small gems: the Hermitage.   A beautiful site, this small park is a National Trust for Scotland location and rests along the River Braan.  Depending on the time of the year you’ll find large salmon working their way up the river.  You can pause at Ossian’s Hall which overlooks the main falls and enjoy watching the salmon throw themselves at (and eventually up) these decently sized falls.  It’s a beautiful place for a casual walk and has an incredibly rich, lush, green and alive feel to it.  The Hermitage is home to a large selection of beautiful Douglas Fir trees.

The Hermitage is home to two Georgian follies.  Georgian follies are interesting creations that were designed to look old/historic and served very little purpose/were almost purely ornamental.  They’re often deceptively new (only 100-150 years or so) but look much older.

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Friday’s Weekly Travel Photo – Golden Rays of Sunset in Malmo Sweden

Sunset Over Malmo

Located immediately across the channel from Copenhagen, it is easy for Malmo to slip beneath traveler’s radar. Often mistakenly hailed as little more than a suburb of Copenhagen, the city is Sweden’s third largest and boasts a rich culture of its own that is distinctly Swedish.  The city is well worth a visit, and should be given ample attention.  It is home to beautiful streets, aged buildings, and a wonderful cafe culture that many visitors fall in love with.  I captured this photo during an early sunset in late February, just in front of the Malmo’s central train station.  The golden hues of the sunset combined with the icy cold air and mixed clouds to create a vivid sunset that slowly transitioned through a wealth of amber and gold hues.

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