Urban landscapes: a glimpse of history
ARMOURY HALL, INVERARAY CASTLE, ARGYLL, SCOTLAND
My wife and I visited Inveraray Castle during a day trip from our cruise ship. Upon arriving, we found out it was used in the 2012 Christmas episode of Downton Abby (and called “Duneagle Castle”). Fans of the TV show may recall Robert Crawley, the Earl of Grantham, stopping to admire this room.
This castle is the ancestral home of the Duke of Argyll, chief of the Clan Campbell. Construction began in 1746 and took 43 years to complete. The castle tourists visit today was the result of a fire in 1877, which resulted in the addition of the third floor and conical roofs on the corner towers.
Interior photography usually requires a tripod, which I wasn’t permitted to use. Fortunately, there was just enough natural light to let me hand-hold my Nikon D7100 and capture this wide-angle perspective.
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