Can you spot the Castle? Good Monday evening from a gorgeous Edinburgh, Scotland and this ace picture by @benhunter282... This ticks all the boxes - Ancient Castle, Autumnal leaf loveliness, glowing street lamp and authentic Scottish chap in the distance to give scale. Just needs a small plate of assorted biscuits and seasonal miniature pumpkins for perfection.
We've had the weirdest weather in Britain today, thanks to hurricane Ophelia which has slapped our islands around. The strangest thing was the colour of the sky during the day - click the union jack to watch the video I took from outside my leaky shed in Cheshire, England. This isn't a sunrise or sunset! It was taken around lunchtime. According to the Met Office, the red sun is caused by winds pulling up Saharan dust. The former hurricane is pulling air and dust up from southern Europe and Africa. I always find it amazing when we find Saharan sand coating our cars!
Above, Edinburgh Castle itself stands on a vast chunk of volcanic rock - formed of 350-million year old molten lava, and polished into shape by wandering glaciers. This strategic position - overlooking neighbouring lands - meant that the site was certainly used as an Iron Age fortress. But the earliest record of a castle come in 1093 - when the Picts and the Scots established 'the castle of the Maidens' on this spot.
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