Photos from Living

Just random photos that I've taken over the last 30 years.
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I like this statue of Robert the Bruce, at Stirling Castle.  Perhaps the most famous of many famous Scottish people.  And why not, instrumental in creating an independent Scotland in the early 1300s.

I like this statue of Robert the Bruce, at Stirling Castle.  Perhaps the most famous of many famous Scottish people.  And why not, instrumental in creating an independent Scotland in the early 1300s.

A smiling lion and now a snarling horse?  It is just me or does this horse appear to be doing just that?

You gotta love a smiling lion.  The look on his face makes me wonder what could he be possibly thinking.  Well, it’s just a statue made from someone’s imagination.  Yet, does that mean the artist wasn’t thinking that the lion had something special on his mind?

I like the little details on castles like these statues.  Walls are never just plain, but have a little flavor to them.  And usually they say something more than just a decoration.  Edinburgh is one of my favorite cities in the world.  And the castle there has so much history to it, it’s a great place to visit.

Another statue at the Edinburgh Castle.  Equal justice should be blind.  Unfortunately, even in most Democracies, this isn’t always the case.

One of the statues at the Edinburgh Castle.  And I must add one of the stranger ones.

Another shot of a pyramid in Egypt.  It’s been a while since I’ve visited the country, but it’s hard to watch what’s been going on there the last few years.  When I was there, the people were so nice and helpful.  It was a very enjoyable trip.  I only hope that someday soon they are at peace again as a country.  Of course, Democracy isn’t always the peaceful way of life that it’s made out to be.  Just watch American politics over the past few months and that’s made obvious.

One the pyramids at Giza.  Amazing structures that were once even more amazing than they are now.  It’s a shame that people can’t keep their hands off history and leave it to the future to enjoy.

The Muhammed Ali Mosque in Cairo, Egypt.  I’ve read that some people don’t really like the look of the outside, but I really like its architecture.  I think it’s a beautiful place.  There’s a clock here given by the King of France that’s never worked.  What’s up with that?

An old tree near the wall of the Saladin Citadel in Cairo, Egypt.  I tried to find out more about this tree as it seems to me to have some sort of significance, but I have found nothing.

The City of the Dead in Cairo, Egypt with Muhammed Ali Mosque at the Saladin Citadel in the background.  People live and work among the dead here.  Some out of choice, others due to financial reasons.

There are lots of beautiful photo spots in the Melbourne Botanical Gardens.  This is another one to go with the last couple.  I spent a lot of time there when visiting Melbourne.

Another look at the Melbourne Botanical Gardens.  Such a great place for a walk.  Everything is always so beautiful.

A beautiful day at the Melbourne Botanical Gardens in Australia.  It’s quite an impressive array of plants.

St Paul’s Cathedral in Melbourne, Australia.  It is the seat of the Anglican Archbishop of Melbourne.  A very interesting building with great architecture.  I love the three spires.