Maes Howe, Orkney

A trip to Orkney, the islands to the north of the Scottish mainland.  A rather cool week, with rain, mist and a cold Northerly wind!  Luckily there was some sunshine too.  Being midsummer, it was light all night long even with the grey cloud.  The depth of silence at night was beautiful, surrounded by burbling curlew.

This image is of the ancient mound of Maes Howe (considered to be one of the finest architectural achievements of prehistoric Europe), with Stenness and Harray lochs behind.  the massive stone circle of the Ring of Brodgar can be seen in the distance to the right of the mound, while various standing stones are on the isthmus to the left.

“Keep walking, though there’s no place to get to.

Don’t try to see through the distances.

That’s not for human beings.

Move within,

but don’t move the way fear makes you move.”

– Rumi.

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