Hole I’ The Wa’ Inn, Dumfries, Scotland

JULY 2005 – The outdoor sign of the historic Hole I’ The Wa’ Inn in Dumfries, Scotland. Photo © by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com

The story behind the image

Across Scotland, I am confident that you will find many references to Scottish national poet Robert Burns. He spent his last five years in Dumfries where he died, so today the city claims to be Robert Burns’ town.

This is The Hole I’ The Wa’ Inn, one (of two) favourite drinking places of Robert Burns. He must have poured down incredible amounts of Whiskey here to get inspired. But the results were good – in 1790, he composed the song “My heart is in the Highlands” which is still one of the most popular Scottish songs today.

Burns passed away 1796 at the age of 37. His songs and poems continue to live, here in Dumfries and in Scotland, Robert Burns country.

The high resolution image

Capture Date & Time11-JUL-2005, 11:07
LocationDumfries, Scotland
CameraSony DSC P-72
Exposure1/100 sec at f/10
Digital Image Source FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions1492 x 2017 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com

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