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A Norse farm. by LordLJCornellPhotos A Norse farm. by LordLJCornellPhotos
OK. This may not look very interesting but it is very exciting. This is on the Isle Of Rousay which is the island just north of Orkney Mainland. (About a 25 minute ferry ride). This is the site of a Viking farm (or so I believe. certainly Viking buildings) which they are preparing to start to excavate this summer. So far they have cut the grass to show where the rooms and buildings lay under the turf. This is found on the Westness Heritage walk near Midhowe Broch (more of that later). If you like your history 'old' then Orkney does not disappoint. 
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tango793 Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Awesome! It'll be exciting to see what they find there.
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LordLJCornellPhotos Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Photographer
I'll see what I can find out as I'm probably not going to be back there anytime soon 
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eegariM Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2018
Shows what remains of simple lumber buildings after 1-2 thousand years. Remains of modern cities will look much different after that time frame.
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LordLJCornellPhotos Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
I don't hold out much hope for the ruins from today. I suspect they will be seen as ugly in the future :)
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Tigles1Artistry Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2018
:faint:... love this sky…..
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LordLJCornellPhotos Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
:bow:  :). Thank you Teresa :)
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Tigles1Artistry Featured By Owner 6 days ago
You are really welcome my friend…:hug:
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poisen2014 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2018
wonderful Clap 
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LordLJCornellPhotos Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :)
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poisen2014 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2018
My pleasure!Hug
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gigi50 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh sweet I can't wait to see when you capture it with the buildings on it
We are watching a series right now called 'Vikings' :w00t:
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LordLJCornellPhotos Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
That might be some time. I think they only had funding to dig for July this year. 
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Metal-Bender Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2018   Photographer
Great image with ominous clouds Lawrence!
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LordLJCornellPhotos Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Many thanks Peggy :D
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Metal-Bender Featured By Owner 6 days ago   Photographer
You're very welcome Lawrence!:iconbutterflyplz:
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erene Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2018
Amazing capture, the clouds appear to be very close to the ground.
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LordLJCornellPhotos Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
They were very close to the ground ;) 
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Maria-Schreuders Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Wonderful photo
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LordLJCornellPhotos Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Many thanks Maria :D
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Maria-Schreuders Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
You're so welcome dear Lawrence  Artemis Wave 
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JayLeyPrice Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
You finally made it up to my Orkney.
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LordLJCornellPhotos Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Sure did
Loved it. Amazing place. I only managed to see Mainland and Rousay this time round so will be going back.
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JayLeyPrice Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm from the mainland, Stromness.
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LordLJCornellPhotos Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Putting me back together. by LordLJCornellPhotos   this was taken very close to Stromness. Just a short walk out of town from there past the golf course. 
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JayLeyPrice Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
oh, yes. Great capture
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caddman Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2018  Professional General Artist
nice rich colours...:)
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LordLJCornellPhotos Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you kindly :)
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caddman Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Professional General Artist
my pleasure my friend
and many pleasant days to you....   :sun:
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PetsAreTheCutest Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful
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LordLJCornellPhotos Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much :)
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IME54-ART Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2018   General Artist
Untitled by IME54-ART  Dear Lawrence ❤️
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LordLJCornellPhotos Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you dear Ilona :hug:  :)
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IME54-ART Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2018   General Artist
You are welcome dear ❤️ Lawrence 
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AveragePhotographer Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful! 
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LordLJCornellPhotos Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :)
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AveragePhotographer Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome! :)
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Omoidenoki Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2018
It will be nice to see what it will look like after excavation ! :) 
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LordLJCornellPhotos Featured By Owner Edited Aug 7, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
I think they only had funding to work in July this year so I am not sure how much they did yet :)
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Omoidenoki Featured By Owner 5 days ago
The weather was quite dry so they could have worked easier maybe :)
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LordLJCornellPhotos Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
I think it was quite dry but they have not had the Same weather the rest of us had :)
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WhimsicalBlue Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What heavenly sky, so beautifully captured Lawrence!!
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LordLJCornellPhotos Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
It added to my excitement at being there :D
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WhimsicalBlue Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's a wonderful place, and you're welcome anytime Lawrence^_^
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Crannogphotographic Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2018   Photographer
You can't take a step in Orkney without tripping over Archaeology, amazing place Hug 
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LordLJCornellPhotos Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Absolutely amazing. I will go back and I have to go to Shetland too :)
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Arte-de-Junqueiro Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2018
With all the islands - and I was based on Flotta - sadly (also being so much younger) I did not take the opportunity to see "outside" of my planned travels... working 10 on and 4 off (days) and needing to travel back to London 8and return) in those 4 days.. all else was missed.. Shame - I missed a lot!!
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LordLJCornellPhotos Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
This trip has just wetted my appetite
I have to go back
there is so much to see
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
That explains the Scandanavian in my DNA sampling.. The report showed my ancestors started in the Orkneys..and spread out from there!~So cool!
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LordLJCornellPhotos Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
You have excellent heritage David :nod: 
HAV - Hagar the Horrible 
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Heheh=D
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