My final post for the theme ‘Trios’ (as part of the Weekly Photographic Challenge – Trio), consists of a series of photographs of inanimate objects from in, and around, Fife.
The first photo is of three boats on the Firth of Forth.
The next three are of differing views of the three cantilevers that make up the Forth rail Bridge.
The fifth image is of the three flying buttresses that are supporting the East wall of Linlithgow Palace in West Lothian (this section was built in 1430, by James I of Scotland).
The sixth photo is of part of the steps leading from Hill of Tarvit House upper terraced garden to the lower lawn. It shows three of the sculptured supports for the stone railing.
The seventh photo shows three windows on the side of a large house, in Kirkcaldy High Street. It is interesting, because one of the windows has been blocked in. This was due to the introduction of the ‘window tax’ in Scotland in 1798, which wasn’t repealed until 1926. An owner of a house was taxed for every window in his/her house, but if the window was bricked up, you didn’t pay tax on that window. Throughout the UK there are many thousands of windows of houses that were built in Georgian/Victorian/Edwardian times, which have been blocked up.
The eighth image is of three rock pebbles from Kirkcaldy beach, the top one of which, nicely shows some cross bedded sandstone, deposited in a shallow sea/deltaic environment approx 300 million years ago (part of the Upper Coal Measures). The pebble to the bottom right is also sandstone, but this time with no obvious bedding, and may have formed as a sand in the river mouth of the huge delta. The pebble to the left does not belong to the local area, and has probably been transported southwards to its present resting place during the last Ice Age. It looks like a granite pebble and may well have come from the Glencoe area of the Highlands, which would mean it is approx 420-410 million years old.
The final photograph is of a much more recent phenomena, three working swings in the park, and one vandalised swing 😦