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.
IN A NEW POST CREATED FOR THIS CHALLENGE, SHARE A PHOTO OR TWO (OR MORE) OF THINGS YOU FIND BEAUTIFUL.
Everyone is welcome to participate, even if your blog isn’t about photography.
Here’s how it works:
- 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.
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59 thoughts on “A Photo a Week Challenge: Beauty”
These certainly fit the bill, Nancy. You demonstrate how even ruins can be beautiful.
Your photos are wonderful !
Beautiful landscape and impressive building !
Thank tooth, Sylvia!
Here’s my take on this week’s challenge. http://mrswayfarer.com/2019/04/19/simply-beautiful/
Scotland is on my bucket list.
my take on the topic; https://lessywannagohome.blogspot.com/2019/04/everything-has-beauty.html
I hope you make it there! It is certainly worth the trip.
I featured Melrose Abbey for Dutch’s WORSHIP challenge this week.
Since I linked to One Word Sunday: tower, I did react to it in a way, but there is still beauty in my post of another church in the Netherlands:) Thanks for hosting!
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 😀
Interesting thought. I wonder if there’s a way to find out if he visited Scotland before he built the Taj Mahal. 🙂
Always good to be reminded of beauty! Thanks for the challenge!
What beautiful photos you have on display.
Here is my entry for the week.
Thanks, Cee! Yours are stunning.
Tiptoe through the tulips… https://photographyocd.com/2018/04/29/beauty-surrounds-us/
Oh I so love your challenges. Especially this one. It came during a particularly NOT beautiful couple of weeks so it has completely shifted my attitude!!! Thanks.
And what lovely travels you are blessed with!
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!
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.
We loved our visit to Scotland Nancy and your images are a beautiful reminder of why! I thought my post this week just might fit your challenge. Thanks for running it! https://travelsandtrifles.wordpress.com/2019/04/20/lens-artists-challenge-42-creativity/
Beautiful countryside, and a lovely ruin. I really like that sunlight.
My contribution is here: https://blackbodyblog.wordpress.com/2019/04/21/rain/
Thank you for hosting this lovely challenge Nancy, I especially love your image of the Queen’s View! Just returning from a blogging break our belated contribution for this week is here: https://whippetwisdom.com/2019/04/23/haibun-natures-spirit/
In my mind, both the surviving versions of London Bridge have their own beauty, especially the one now in Arizona! http://bit.ly/JJ-LB
WP is doing strange things with my posts! Not sure if I got this link right.
The link works great!