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Gylen Castle

Gylen castle, Kerrera island, Scotland

Overlooking the Firth of Lorne, the ruins of Gylen castle sit on a cliff at the southern end of Kerrera island.  Build in 1582 by clan MacDougall, the castle met its demise in 1647 when it was burned by the Covenanters during the civil war.

Rothenburg ob der Tauber

On Easter Sunday we took a lazy afternoon trip over to the historic city of Rothenburg ob der Tauber.  It’s one of the cooler cities that I’ve been to here, and judging by the hordes of guidebook carrying tourists of all nationalities, I’m not alone in my thinking.

A cool old wall surrounds the town, which after climbing a flight of stairs, one can walk around on and enjoy a rooftop view across the city.  Anywhere one looked, cool old towers were rising into the sky.  Cobble stone streets and colorful old buildings finished up the mood.

HIstoric city Wall and guard towers, Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Franconia, Bavaria, Germany

Historic stone tower, Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Franconia, Bavaria, Germany

Cobble stone city square, Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Franconia, Bavaria, Germany

Walkway along historic stone wall, Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Franconia, Bavaria, Germany

Historic stone tower, Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Franconia, Bavaria, Germany

Cobble stone street, Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Franconia, Bavaria, Germany