Friday, June 17, 2016

Fourth 25

The "fish houses" of Fitte commanding hundreds of thousands of dollars and are little more than two rooms and a small garden.  I don't get it.

One of my favorite stops, Crathes Castle, 16th century castle of the Burnett family of Ley with the land given to them by King Robert the Bruce, the guy who turned on William Wallace and was responsible for him being martyred.  Think Mel Gibson in Braveheart.

Rectangular Lampshade with the first Psalm written on it, and decorated, signed by Katherine Burnett.

Grandfather clock from 1799 still keeping correct time today.

Uncovered ceiling paintings that have not been touched up.

This was amazing.  When you looked straight at the picture it was a stag, from the right it was a ship and from the left it was a steer though the glare makes it a bit difficult to see in the photo.

Headboard with monogram of Katherine Gordon and Alexander Burnett.

Ceiling paintings that have been touched up.  Curators were not happy about that.

The gardens are spectacular.

The toparies are from the 17th century.

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