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Highlands of Shiteland.Act 2.


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My general Highland spots...and the occasional quarry into areas of more built up civilisations..

 

Craignure.Mull...4cyl jet boat

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Capri getting a rebuild

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My mate Andy has this rather expensive Bambina in his Edinburgh lock up...not his..and for sale for a queens ransom..

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Sad Skoda

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another sad Skoda

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Abandoned scenster in supermarket car park

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Drunker early morn image of a trussed up Austin

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Strontian mines..again and again...

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I think some of it is still in use, the Haulamatic certainly moves around.

 

Is that mine tunnel the one beside the buildings or the one in the hole? The last time I was there it looked as if the underground workings were in use again.

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The mines is a funny place...partly organised old dump ground..part tractor restoration workshop..heavy machinery plant..cows and goats...its a great 20-21st C. fuck up croft...the older mines have to be accessed by Ariundle...their flooded and are extraordinary colors due to the mineral content...and deer routinely commit suicide down them..ah..A fence..ill jump that...

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Forgive me..quick jump back to 2010..part of the photo study survival course..I came back from New Zealand for a few months..

 

Islay Bread and Fish van

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Ex-Armenian Embassy Princess who disgraced herself on a Newtown St in Edinburgh for nrly 40yrs.

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Blue Blue electric blue..thats the color..

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Street racing

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Mysterious Tina in short doors scandal..

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On the Strontian estate i was brought up on..the council type..

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Edinburgh Swedish extravagance..

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My mates GT6 languishing...

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Deutschen turisten viel geld..

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The infamous SE5..which has finally donated its Essex to a speedboat project

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And a case of bad health...

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Is it safe in the Strontian mines? After all it had a radioactive element named after it. 

Yes..yes..and i think it is naturally radioactive...but i think its more kinda Superman V. Kryptonite factor...you would need a big lump to be in danger

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Yes..yes..and i think it is naturally radioactive...but i think its more kinda Superman V. Kryptonite factor...you would need a big lump to be in danger

 

What like the sort of big lump you could dig up in say a mine? ;)

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This Scimmie on the seafront in Ft William has been languishing with its odorless Cologne on the outside..its now been joined by BMW bike..that hasnt moved in 3 yrs..

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And Volvo with resplendent gaffer tape trim in fine fettle at Morrisons.

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And visiting Deutchelux-wagen in no sat-nav tour shocker..

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Abandoned fun-tour Pug on the road to Mallaig-nowhere...

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Back in 1991..on a visit home from Germany...theres a cool old shed in Strontian...which has a great history.Peering through the window..i could make out an Austin.I never forgot it..and always remained convinced it was still there..so yesterday and I went round to the croft where old Mr Millin lives to speak to him.His croft house is so cool..like a timewarp..60s wallpaper...50s carpet..and he has a slight mobility problem.Sure enough..the Austin is still there..must be nrly a record in storage years,,it was his fathers..when he died in the 70s..it was put in there..and left.He'l allow me proper access once we can get him down the hill..but when i left..i noticed that the window was broken..so snuck a photo.It seems to be in still pretty good condition..and have ascertained its a Mk3 1300.-1970.

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and in another one of his sheds..on the verge of collapse is a Chevette.

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Todays dump of rust from the sub-tropical Highlands...im now having to try an use the Canon 5D mk3 more often..

 

Mr McGilverys 1934 Wolseley..

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Acharacles former bus station...not completely abandoned but certainly unused.

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And behold..what lies behind the container of Doom?

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Hallelujah!..a Lister generator

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Delivered to Oban by diligent parents...to catch the 4.30pm Colonsay-Islay ferry. Another extended member of the family collects me at Port Askaig..whereby Im delivered to Heather House..to become Rab The Butler for my Uncle Sir John..duties entail catering..polishing silver...hand washing porcelain and grilling sausages.I can only walk as far as Port to collect The Telegraph..so the other side of the island wont be inspected until July on my return.

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The local farm i actively investigate each time Im here

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1952 Land Rover 80.Alu bulkhead.

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Impulsive Sculpture

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Aunties MX5

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Childs Celtic Gravestone.

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Port Askiag Hotel trying to blend in their Toyotas

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RNLI gets my spare change when they got cool LD's like this...

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