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Inverness War Memorial (i)

Inverness’s memorial to the dead of the two World Wars of the twentieth century is an impressive sandstone construction surmounted by a Celtic cross, situated by the side of the River Ness.

Approach:-

Inverness War Memorial From Approach

Below, seen from River Ness.
Burma Campaign Memorial to foreground, inscribed, “To the memory of those who served in the Burma campaign 1941-1945.
Highland Counties Branch Burma Star Association.
When you go home tell them of us and say for your tomorrow we gave our today.
The Kohima Epitaph.
This memorial was dedicated on the 11th November 2006.”

Inverness War Memorial

War Memorial side view:-

Inverness War Memorial From Side

Rear view. River Ness in background:-

Inverness War Memorial Rear

Field of Remembrance, Inverness War Memorial. Dedicated 7th November 2011, dedication includes the Kohima Epitaph. The cross is in remembrance of Passchendaele, the slab behind commemorates Nurse Edith Cavell. River Ness behind:-

Field of Remembrance, Inverness War Memorial

Gardens in front of Inverness War Memorial, dedicated to Nurse Edith Cavell:-

Cavell Garden Gates, Inverness

Interiors, House of Dun

See here and here for my previous posts about the House of Dun.

I forget the tale about these cartouches. One of the Jameses and his wife I think:-

Cartouches in Hall, House of Dun

Mirrored fireplace:-

Mirrored Fireplace, House of Dun

Plasterwork:-

PLasterwork, House of Dun

Fireplace and fireguard:-

Fireplace and Firguard, House of Dun

Overmantel and clock:-

Overmantel, House of Dun

Room and windows:-

Room, House of Dun

Clock and sideboard:-

Clock and Sideboard, House of Dun

Bed:-

Bed, House of Dun

Rudimentary shower:-

Shower, House of Dun

Garden, The House of Dun

Like most National Trust properties the House of Dun (see previous post) has a well-kept garden.

Formal garden from one of the house’s windows:-

Garden

Pergola. It looks a little like a spider-

Garden pergola

Box hedging by house:-

box hedging pano

Stone in box hedging commemorating the house’s opening by the Queen Mother in 1989 after its restoration 300 hundred years after the house’s designer William Adam’s birth:-

Box hedging dedication

Some of the planting:-

Garden , House of Dun, Montrose

Beauly Boer War Memorial

My previous posts on Beauly are here and here. I didn’t see a memorial to the World Wars of the twentieth century when I was there but I have since found out it’s situated on a hill to the south of the town. Maybe next time I’m up that way.

However in the centre of the town is a large memorial, “Erected by the Lovat tenantry and fuears… to commemorate the raising of the Lovat Scouts by Simon Joseph, 6th Lord Lovat….” (For full wording click on picture to where it can be enlarged.) It is also inscribed “Cape Colony” in the lower rectangle.

Boer War Memorial, Beauly

Northern facet. In the upper rectangle, “Of the Lovat Scouts the following fell in action or died of wounds or disease….” plus “Diamond Hill” in lower:-

Boer War Memorial, Beauly

Eastern facet. Bronze Frieze in upper rectangle. “South Africa” in lower:-

Beauly Boer War Memorial

Bronze frieze detail:-

Bronze Plaque, Boer War Memorial, Beauly

Southern facet. Names of Officers of the Lovat Scouts in upper rectangle. “Wittebergen” in lower:-

Boer War Memorial, Beauly

Beauly Priory

Beauly in Inverness-shire (see three posts ago) is home to the ruins of a mediƦval Priory and apparently French monks who lived there are responsible for Beauly’s name (from beau lieu, beautiful place.)

Beauly Priory Remains

Beauly Priory Gable End Wall

Beauly Priory Ruins

Beauly Priory

Ruins, Beauly Priory

Shop in Beauly, Hint of Art Deco

Very minor deco this, but it has a flat roof and rule of three in the windows/doors – and then there are the roof edges.

Beauly is in the county of Inverness, about ten miles west of Inverness itself.

I must admit I hadn’t expected to see even a hint of deco but here it is:-

Shop in Beauly, Hint of Art Deco

Kessock Bridge, Inverness

The Kessock Bridge carries the A9 over the Beauly Firth at Inverness.

I took the photos when we were up north in April last year. They were maybe taken from too close as the cable stay towers, if not the cables themselves, show up better on the photo in the link.

From east:-

Kessock Bridge, Inverness

From west. Slight distortion to photo as it’s a stitch of two:-

Kessock Bridge From West stitch

Goodbye to Copenhagen

I know the Little Mermaid is Copenhagen’s most well known (iconic?) site but the good lady and I didn’t bother seeking it out as we’d both seen it already many moons ago before we’d even met. The adjective “little” is highly apposite, by the way.

What I did notice as we made our way back onto Langelinie Pier was a statue of a polar bear with two cubs:-

Statue of Three Bears, Copenhagen

Statue of Polar Bear with Two Cubs

And so back to the ship – which was always referred to on the PA system as “the beautiful” Magellan. (There was another, larger, block-of-flats type cruise ship berthed immediately in front of her):-

SS Magellan

Memorial to Danish International Efforts 1948-2011

We were able to enter the Kastellet via the King’s Gate and stroll through it amongst soldiers walking around in fatigues and who paid us and the other civilians using it as a thoroughfare no attention at all.

At the farther end, nearer to the ship’s berth, I found this memorial to Denmark’s International Efforts 1948-2011:-

Danish Memorial 1948-2011

Danish International Efforts 1948-2011 Memorial 3

The Dedication is laid into the ground and reads, “Monument for Danmarks Internationale Indsats Efter 1948. Rejst aft det Danske Folk 2011. (Monument to Denmark’s International Efforts After 1948. Erected by the Danish People 2011.)”

Wording, 1948-2011 Memorial, Kastellet, Copenhagen

Edited to add (17/6/19): I meant to say I liked that word “efter”. A Danish and Scots link showing itself there.

Danish National Second World War Memorial, Copenhagen

Moving on from the memorials to individual soldiers from Denmark I found the Memorial I had spotted from the Gefion Fountain.

King’s Gate entrance to the Kastellet behind:-

Danish National Second World War Memorial, Copenhagen

The Memorials’ inscriptions are Vore Faldne (Our Fallen) followed by,

I Dansk og I Allieret Krigstjeneste 1940-1945 (In Danish and in Allied War Service 1940-1945) and then,

Rejst af det Danske Folk. (Raised by the Danish People.)

Danish National World War 2 Memorial

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