Studying in Scotland, Fall 2012
Scottish culture is much like the land itself: a beautiful combination of ancient and modern. Just as in the city one can see modern dressed, average students gathering to dance traditional Highland-dances, in the country one can see a castle happily situated across from twentieth century houses and cars. The land also describes the people and tells their stories. Isle of Arran is known as a miniature Scotland, so what better place to take a photo that encompasses Scotland? Lochranze Castle shows the ancient and proud history of the Scots and the Monroe background paints an image of their pains and toils, which create a rugged beauty in the people and the land. The bright green surroundings and colorful heather are as welcoming as Scotland itself. The blue dock as well as the car and houses behind the castle demonstrate the combination of past and present. Although their history was long ago, it is never forgotten in the heart of a true Scot! Finally, the stag shows the strength and power of the Scottish people.