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Slains Castle

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FredQ
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Currently reading: Arthur The King
Interest in HF: I like how HF can fill in the gaps where we don't have enough information.
Location: Northeast Scotland

Slains Castle

Postby FredQ » Tue November 17th, 2015, 12:05 pm

As I was browsing random videos on youtube, I came across this really cool view of Slains Castle taken by an amateur drone.

It reminds me Lisa is trying to make me read The Winter Sea, but I haven't read it yet ;-)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z63ZhADWDzI

We should go there for a visit again soon 8-)
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Madeleine
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Currently reading: Heavenfield by L J Ross & Lost for Words by Stephanie Butland
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Re: Slains Castle

Postby Madeleine » Tue November 17th, 2015, 3:01 pm

I think there are some nice pics of it on Susanna Kearsley's website too. Very evocative.
Currently reading "Heavenfield" by L J Ross & "Lost for Words" by Stephanie Butland

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Lisa
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Favorite HF book: Here Be Dragons by Sharon Kay Penman
Preferred HF: Any time period/location. Timeslip, usually prefer female POV. Also love Gothic melodrama.
Location: Northeast Scotland

Re: Slains Castle

Postby Lisa » Tue November 17th, 2015, 3:57 pm

We keep meaning to go up there! It's only about 20 miles away, but it's coming into winter now. We just didn't have a nice enough day this year :lol:

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Misfit
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Location: Seattle, WA

Re: Slains Castle

Postby Misfit » Tue November 17th, 2015, 7:04 pm

It looks very cool, thanks to Fred for posting the video link. Nice to see drones getting used for a useful purpose, instead of endangering aircraft.
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MLE (Emily Cotton)
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Interest in HF: started in childhood with the classics, which, IMHO are HF even if they were contemporary when written.
Favorite HF book: Prince of Foxes, by Samuel Shellabarger
Preferred HF: Currently prefer 1600 and earlier, but I'll read anything that keeps me turning the page.
Location: California Bay Area

Re: Slains Castle

Postby MLE (Emily Cotton) » Wed November 18th, 2015, 12:27 am

Ooh, fun! I've read the Winter Sea, wish I had this to look at. Maybe it's due for a re-read.


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