JULY 2005 – Drumkinnon Tower of Loch Lomond Shores in Balloch, Scotland. © Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com
The story behind the image
Our first couple of days in Scotland had got us hooked on the nature. We were eager to see more of Scotland wild side and headed towards Loch Lomond.
When we arrived we were stunned to see the Drumkinnon Tower, a huge, ugly building. Why would anyone even consider erecting such a concrete beast at the shores of beautiful Loch Lomond? The nearby shopping center is not much better but it’s not as tall and blends better with the landscape.
So, when you’re making plans for your trip to Scotland, you can easily skip the Loch Lomond Shores estate on your trip – it’s more or less just about shops and restaurants. But then again, maybe you need to dive in here first in order to really appreciate the silence and beauty of the National Parks?
The whole area is definitely a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts. At twenty-seven and a half square miles, Loch Lomond is Britain’s largest single inland waterway. Once on the water or in the woods, you will soon forget about the shopping bonanza at Loch Lomond Shores. If you want to try, you can hire canoes at the center for a few quiet hours on the lake, er, loch. 🙂
The high resolution image
|Location||Loch Lomond, Scotland|
|Camera||Canon AE-1 Program|
|Image Source||Fuji Slide Film|
|Digital Image Source||EPSON Perfection 4870 Photo|
|Digital Image Source Format||TIFF, 48 bits/pixel, sRGB|
|Edited Image Format||JPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB|
|Edited Image Dimensions||6457 x 4134 Pixels|
|Copyright||© by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com|