Sunday, 5 September 2010

Sunday Shadows in Montrose

When I got up this morning it was very grey with not a hint of sun in the sky. I thought I would have real problems trying to find shadows of any kind but it's Sunday which means joining in with Shadow Shot Sunday at Hey Harriet so I just had to see what I could find.
Just after church we headed off to Montrose and were happy to see the clouds burning off and the sun breaking through. By the time we had reached Montrose, about 40 minutes from home, the sun was shining and the shadows were out in force.
Crossing the railway footbridge to get a better look at the sea, I just had to get my camera out for the first time. Lovely lattice work shadows and my man looking out to sea.
We stopped off for lunch in The Picture House, which is an old cinema, converted into a pub/restaurant, and had a lovely meal, then set off for a walk along the harbour and down to the beach.

Along the way we spotted this..
...which belongs to this..
Isn't he fabulous. His name is Mamse and he belonged to the Captain of a Norwegian Naval ship during the second world war. The ship spent long periods of time docked at Montrose and Dundee during the war years and the fabulous Mamse was pretty much adopted by the people of Montrose. According to the information board...
... he was a very brave dog dog and received the doggy equivalent of the George Cross.
It seems that he also had his own bus pass hung from his collar and whenever the towns bus drivers saw him they would stop and let him on board. Can you imagine sitting on a bus, minding your own business, and being joined by an enormous St Bernards dog ?

Further along the way we thought about going down this staircase with the wibbly-wobbly shadows,

but the swelling waves kind of changed our minds.
Nobody wants wet feet on a Sunday walk.
Not even this guy.
There are fabulous statues and sculptures all over Montrose. Some are historical figures, important to the town in some way, and others like this one are related to ordinary seafarers.
No beach would be complete without some colourful bunting around the children's play area.
So much for my hazy morning. It's been a lovely day chasing shadows.
Have a wee click HERE to see some super international shadows.
Have fun.
Fiona x


Sylvia K said...

What terrific shadow shots, Fiona! A what a great variety! Always fun where we find them once we start looking! Enjoy!


Fiona said...

Your Sunday Shadow shots take me back to places that I haven't visited in decades (probably since about 1984!!).

Thank you for a trip down memory lane!

Buy Design said...

You are very welcome Fiona. Is it Arbroath that your granny lived? Maybe we'll have a day out specially for you some time.

Linnea W said...

I love your shadow shots! It looks like you had a productive day searching for them. Very nice scenery too. Enjoy the day.

chubskulit said...

beautiful series of shadow shots!

My sahdow shots, have a safe labor day!

Hey Harriet said...

This is such a great collection of shadows! I'm sure glad the sun came out to play! I really like Mamse and enjoyed the story behind him. I hope you have a wonderful week ahead Fiona :)

The Clip Cafe said...

I love your shots and the stories behind them :-) Very interesting - thanks for posting.