A Photo a Week Challenge: Beauty

Queen's View Scotland

One of the places we wanted to visit while in Scotland is called the Queen’s View. When Queen Victoria visited it in the 1800s, legend has it that she believed it was named for her, but in reality, Robert the Bruce called it that because it was the favorite view of his wife, Queen Margaret. With the recent tragedy in Paris, I wanted this week’s challenge to be one of hope and beauty. Beauty can be found everywhere, even in tragedy. The image below is the ruins Melrose Abbey, where Robert the Bruce’s heart is believed to be buried. The Abbey was built in the 1100s, and after many assaults and wars, fell into disuse and ruin in the late 1500s.



Everyone is welcome to participate, even if your blog isn’t about photography.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Each week, I’ll come up with a theme and post a photo that I think fits. You take photographs based on your interpretation of the theme, and post them on your blog (a new post!) anytime before the following Thursday, when the next photo theme will be announced.
  2. To make it easy for others to check out your photos, title your blog post “A Photo a Week Challenge: (theme of the week)” and be sure to use the “postaday″ tag.
  3. Come back here and post a link to your image in the comments for this challenge.
  4. Follow nancy merrill photography so that you don’t miss out on weekly challenge announcements.

59 thoughts on “A Photo a Week Challenge: Beauty”

  1. Wow!
    Queen’s View indeed that spot is. And that Melrose Abbey is reminding me about Taj Mahal in India.
    What if Mughal Emperor Shahjahan got the inspiration from Robert The Bruce?
    I’m now wondering about this 😀

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  3. One of the real, serious regrets of my past is that while I was in England, Wales, Ireland, and Israel — I didn’t own a camera. All the pictures I should have taken. Oh well. I’ll have to just enjoy yours!

    1. Oh, Marilyn! I have one regret now of my trip to France in 1992. I took a camera, but did all slides. The pictures are beautiful, but a pain to transfer to digital.

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