Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Scotland - Going Home



 

Local Hero, Bill Forsyth's 1983 movie, 
is a great favorite of mine,
not least because of Mark Knopfler's soundtrack
(you can play it at the bottom of the post).

During our recent Scottish vacation we visited Pennan,
one of the main locations for the film.
Pennan is a tiny village with a small harbor,
a single row of homes and - one red telephone box.
On a cool and windy day it was quiet and quirky 
and I loved it.


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66 comments:

  1. Dear Amalia,

    Your photos of Scotland are beautiful and must have been wonderful spending your vacation there. I am a big fan of Mark Knophler and was lucky enough to meet him when we were staying at the same hotel as the band on their tour down under.
    Happy week
    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  2. Lovely photos! My favorite is the second one. The green landscape is just stunning.

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  3. Lovely landscapes!! You must be very exciting. Those huge planter containers are too gorgeous. Are they really that big or is it camera work? Whatever they are mindblowing.

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  4. Lovely pictures! I don't remember watching that film, but now you've sparkled an interest so I am probably going to find it. Searched about it and got interested in the plot :)

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  5. Gorgeous photos! I love the rocky beach. I loved our visit to Edinburgh this spring and I would love to go back and explore more of Scotland.

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  6. Wonderful photos. I love the look of the village with the row of houses and it's red telephone box.

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  7. YOU ARE ON INSTAGRAM!!!!!!!!! I am going right now. Oh Amalia, your photos are marvelous! I love Instagram as well. I will follow you, and if you would like, come and visit my page! Anita

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  8. I am longing to go on a vacation somewhere that looks like this! Quaint, quiet and peaceful. Beautiful pictures!!

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  9. I smell the salty air of the scottish seaside.
    Lovely pictures
    Manon

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  10. I loved that movie, and love your photos. Inspiring and beautiful. Do my heart good. Love the knitted fishes on the line - wonder what they use them for?

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  11. I googled it also:) I hope to get to see it..
    What a dream of a place..a single row of homes:),bluffs,the sea..a lone red booth and carrot cakes:)
    Lovely.
    Amalia I am new to Instagram also and love it.See you there.

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  12. Lovely pictures! I have always wanted to visit Scotland, and hope someday I will get there.

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  13. Lovely soundtrack, Dire Straits are brilliant. What wonderful images you have captured. I especially liked the knitted fish and the picnic table, very inventive.
    Have a wonderful week :)

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  14. Beautiful photos of this lovely village. I was lucky to have visited your amazing country though only a short visit. I would love to return and see places like this!
    Hugs……….

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  15. Wonderful pics, the blue color of the sky and ships is so great.
    Have a good time in Scottland and someday, I´ll visit this beautiful country, too.
    Greeting, Nicole

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  16. It looks like the perfect place to vacation, such Beauty and I bet nice and quiet too, Thanks for sharing the wonderful pictures!!

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  17. Your photos of Scotland are beautiful! I imagine you enjoyed the cooler weather. The colours in the northern light are so lovely and clear.

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  18. Your photographs are achingly beautiful Amalia... it makes me want to go to Pennan. We will have to see if we can find Local Hero and watch it.

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  19. Wow, all your photos are amazing, Amalia. I love, love the seaside photos. What a lovely trip!

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  20. What lovely photos of your visit to beautiful Scotland. The colors are outstanding. I will have to hunt for the film. xo ♥

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  21. What lovely photos - it looks comforting and colorful. I love seeing the pops of color with all the flowers and plants. + bonus points on that carrot cake!

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  22. Love the little town Amalia, your photos are beautiful and those little fish on the line are so sweet.....

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  23. Darling town! Will be looking for the movie. I love Mark Knopfler's music so hope to listen this evening while doing quiet pursuits.

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  24. Beautiful post, Amaria!
    I heard the music now, and I am going to rent ROCAL HERO near a rental DVD store today.
    Thank you for sharing the great movie!

    akiko

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  25. Hello my dear,
    LOVE the photos.
    I am following on IG I am skigirlcarla
    Love the music!!
    Carla

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  26. Such a lovely place! Beautiful photos - thank you for making me smile :) x Karen

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  27. What a quaint and attractive village - and I love the pidgeon on the fence!

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  28. I love the soundtrack - thanks for including that in your post. I cannot wait to visit Scotland one day - and will have to look into the movie. Thanks for the gorgeous photos so I could travel far away with my morning coffee!

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  29. How beautiful and really does look like going back in time to another era! Enjoy your week sweet friend. I love those softies you've made too. I would like to try one too! Hugs, Diane

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  30. Lovely photos of a beautiful place!

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  31. My family is from Scotland I'm first generation American :-) What I am always struck by is how many shades of green there is in Scotland. Everything is so lush and thick and thriving... and here we are in California with a drought and everything is the color of wheat. lol Fabulous photos :-)

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  32. very interesting post !! Happy Wednesday !!!

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  33. very interesting post !! Happy Wednesday !!!

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  34. Oh Amalia what fabulous photo's ... everyone of them.

    Yes, the film Local Hero, is a favourite of mine too ... and Knopfler's soundtrack.

    Enjoy the rest of your week

    All the best Jan

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  35. Welcome back! It's lovely to see so much greenery now that everything is so dry here in the states...

    xxx

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  36. Hi dear Amalia !! Hace un par de años estuve es Escosia ., es un bello país .. Me imagino que lo ha disfrutado mucho

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  37. Oh the green things growing! It is so brown here and the green is so refreshing, if just to the eyes. It looks to be a beautiful place to be. The sweets, the sweets!! You're sweet!

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  38. Oh what amazing images! Such glorious color and striking subjects.

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  39. Thanks for sharing those gorgeous pictures with us !
    Have a nice return !
    Anna

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  40. Thanks for these lovely photos, Amalia! My favorite picture is the first one. I also love quiet place!
    xo, Zaza

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  41. What beautiful photographs! You do make me want to travel outside of the US!
    Now following you on Instagram ~ sugarcookies70

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  42. Amalia ! what beautiful pictures, really I enjoyed ! Send you hugs!! xoxoxo

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  43. What a lovely place to be! I'm ready to pack up and visit.

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  44. Beautiful photos of what seems a beautiful place. Love the photo of the fishing nets and those crochet fish hanging on the line....so cute!

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  45. My sweet friend, what a beautiful and charming little town. I so enjoyed your lovely photos. Love and hugs to you!

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  46. Great photos of your trip to Scotland. I was there many, many, many years ago and am due for a return :)

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  47. That looks like a lovely place, indeed! You do find interesting things to photograph.

    I have never seen the movie Local Hero, but I Googled it, and it looks like something my family would enjoy.

    Thanks,
    :)Hope

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  48. Amalia, thanks for sharing the pictures! It looks like a wonderful place to visit.

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  49. תמונות יפותתתתתתתתתתתת
    לדעתי סקוטלנד היא אחד המקומות היפים שיש
    תמיד חלמתי בתור ילדה לבקר שם, ושביקרתי הציפיות לא רק התממשו אלא הרבה יותר
    כייף להיזכר ביחד עם התמונות שלך

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  50. Oh we are thinking Scotland next year. Looks lovely! Anna x

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  51. Oh we are thinking Scotland next year. Looks lovely! Anna x

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  52. beautiful! I enjoyed the story they told!

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  53. I love Scotland and Mark K. music too!

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  54. Oh the music here moves me soulfully... It's a lot like the music I listen to by many artist for movie sound tracks like Ondine, and so many, it's a music I can work to creatively. The electric guitar in this is so progressive kept so moving, it makes me drift away to an imaginative place as your small sea town with this one row of homes, fishermen boats reading themselves for the catch of the day.
    I love the cement seagul ? Maybe it's a pigeon? I have gotten into these artful pieces these days.
    And the lobster cages piled here, as well as your staging of the knitted fish pot holders are so cute, I want to knit some I must find a pattern?

    Again Amalia thank you for sharing apart of your home. A place only in my dreams.
    I am now a follower of your Instagram.
    But still prefer the beauty of a good story life here with you. I hope to see you following me at Instagram as well.

    Xx
    Dore

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  55. I always enjoy your travel posts, Amalia! Great to see Scotland through your lens. Going to follow you on Instagram right now!

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  56. Pennan looks beautiful! Seems you had nice weather too! Love, love, love your photos! Enjoy the rest of the summer.

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  57. Wonderful photos! I remember the film and the red phone box:)

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  58. I love the pics from Scotland. It is on my bucket list.
    I also loved the soft dolls inspired from children's drawings in your last post.

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  59. These photos of Pennan are lovely. How did you manage not to get any people in them? Maybe that's a silly question - I don't suppose it's exactly bustling with shoppers and street performers. I loved Local Hero, too, although I can't remember much of it. But Burt Lancaster - that voice.

    Thanks for your comment about my special swatting fan - made me laugh! It's not just for swatting, but it serves dual purpose. ;-)

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  60. Your photos make me feel that I can almost feel the salty wind from the sea. Love the music too, we are Dire Straits fans here, we saw them live quite a few years ago now and they were amazing.

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  61. Taí um local que tenho muita vontade de conhecer, juntamente com a Irlanda e a Itália.
    Belíssimas fotos.
    Abraços e feliz final de semana.

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  62. Thank's for your lovely photos. And the music. I see a lot of blue:)

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  63. Hi Amalia,
    This is such an interesting post - beautiful scenic photos. I did not know that Local Hero was filmed there but I do have the soundtrack and love that track "Going Home". He is a great composer and arranger.
    I love the pattern you found in the fishing nets - to inspire a crochet stitch perhaps?
    The carrot cake slices have such cute and dainty decoration compared with the rugged coastline. I wonder whether the bench and reel-table are joined by a rope so the table stays by the bench for convenience or so the bench doesn't blow away during the stormy season! Thanks for the travelogue.
    Cheers,
    Jodie

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  64. Amalia, your images of this picturesque, Scottish village are postcard perfect! Such colour, movement and charm! Thanks for sharing!

    Have a wonderful week!

    xo
    Poppy

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