At the end of my post yesterday, I left you with a view of the bridge connecting the Scottish mainland with the Isle of Skye, the largest and most northerly island in the Inner Hebrides.
Hub and I were on Skye for less than 24 hours. It is one of our most favourite places, so even such a short visit was welcome.
We were able to fit in a short visit to the village of Kyleakin – this is the first settlement to be found on arrival over the bridge on the east coast of the island. It is a lovely spot, although once again the weather was not too kind to us. So I don’t have very many photos. But here are views of the bridge from the other side of the water (Kyle Akin), and the broader bay, looking back across to the northwest Scottish mainland town of Kyle of Lochalsh.
It is Leonard da Vinci’s birthday today. Well, it would have been if he had lived to the ripe age of 564 – he was born in 1452.
Here is an article with some people’s favourite Leonardo pictures – there are certainly plenty to choose from. I remember a brilliant exhibition in London about 10 years ago where the two pictures of the Virgin of the Rocks had been brought together for the first time. Along with paintings like Lady with an Ermine, it was a breathtaking experience to be in the presence of such treasures.
So today’s Friday Quote just had to be something from the great man himself. I have enjoyed dabbling in a tiny bit of art in his honour, and must give thanks to James Julier for his bubble-drawing tutorial.