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Broughty Castle

Posted by
Stu (From Scotland | Working in Kyoto, Japan) on 9 January 2009 in Architecture and Portfolio.

Broughty Castle is a historic castle in Broughty Ferry, Dundee, Scotland, completed around 1495 although the site may have been first fortified in 1454 when the fourth Earl of Angus received permission to build on the site. The main tower house forming the centre of the castle with four floors was built by Andrew, 2nd Lord Gray who was granted the castle in 1490.
In 1860 renewed fears of a French invasion led the war office to rebuild and fortify the site. The site was rebuilt according to the designs of Robert Rowand Anderson. The walls of the main courtyard were rebuilt and new wing and courtyard were added to the tower. A caponier was added along the South-East side of the courtyard. Emplacements for nine large guns were also constructed. A small enclosure on the west side of the courtyard was also built.
In 1886 to 1887 a range was built to house submarine miners to the east of the castle. In an Emergency these would lay mines in the Tay Estuary to damage enemy shipping. In 1889 to 1891 a magazine was built within the western enclosure which also led to a major remodeling of the gun emplacements. The last defence related alteration was made in the second world war when a defence post was built within the top of the main tower.
The castle remained in military use until 1932, and later between 1939 and 1949. In 1969, the castle opened as a museum operated by Dundee city council.


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Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

This is wonderful. The brooding sky, the reflections, the beautiful castle. It doesn't get better than this.

9 Jan 2009 5:50am

Zing from Hamilton, New Zealand

Love the sky, so moody, nice reflections too.

9 Jan 2009 5:56am

GJC from Kyoto, Japan

Striking mood, and I like how it so resembles the ship you posted a few days ago.

9 Jan 2009 7:33am

Moreno from Novara, Italy

wow, great atmosphere there

9 Jan 2009 8:15am

djedfre from schaumburg, United States

pretty shot - i love the processing! great composition...

9 Jan 2009 11:57am

blackivory from Singapore, Singapore

I love the mood here too. Fantastic sky and reflections.

9 Jan 2009 3:36pm

Evelyn from Berkeley, United States

Great tone. Was it like that when you were there?
I also like the accompanying historical note =)

9 Jan 2009 3:39pm

Claus Petersen from herfølge, Denmark

I'm reading the last Harry Potter novel at the moment, and this could easily be a scene in that book.. I love the work you have done on the colors..

9 Jan 2009 4:20pm

Alessandro Burato from Calci, Italy

I agree, very Harry Potter-ish :) Beautiful!

9 Jan 2009 5:01pm

EYES WIDE SHUT from The library of my soul, United Kingdom

Fascinating information and a photograph that is quite simply, Perfection.

9 Jan 2009 5:36pm

Paula Camps from Mahón (Menorca), Spain

Nice shot!

9 Jan 2009 5:45pm

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

A well interpreted scene. Perhaps the corner vignetting is a bit obvious. best...jerry

9 Jan 2009 6:17pm

Suzanne from Huntington Bch, United States

Wonderful scene. Great ambiance.

9 Jan 2009 6:25pm

micke from Sweden

A beautiful castle, the reflections of the castle is cool, beautiful colors. Well done

9 Jan 2009 8:20pm

Sof from Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Very nice
J'aime l'ambiance de cette photo

9 Jan 2009 9:00pm

R.T.KEAN from Leuze-en-Hainaut, Belgium

Great sky and I like the color balance.

9 Jan 2009 9:20pm

zero from Aberdeen, United Kingdom

Superb photo!
Myself am ashamed of it a little bit because I did not visit this castle Dundee is near really though to me. You wake it up my interest and as soon as the lights will be gracious I visit to me here.

9 Jan 2009 11:43pm

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10 Jan 2009 12:35am

amy from Nanaimo, BC, Canada

Beautifully dark and medieval.. I LOVE it!!

10 Jan 2009 3:45am

Gonzata from Santiago, Chile

wow , nice shot

10 Jan 2009 4:39am

Linerberry from Sumner, Christchurch, New Zealand

WOW what a fantastic mirror image!!! Wonderful tones and colours:-)

10 Jan 2009 6:10am

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

wow! fantastic shot - love your choice of toning and also like the vignetting - it suits this composition well! thanks for the history as well!

10 Jan 2009 9:17am

Damon Schreiber from Toronto, Canada

Gorgeous mysterious image.

11 Jan 2009 6:38pm

Daryl from Amagasaki, Japan

Beautiful work.

12 Jan 2009 2:53pm

Polydactyle from Montréal, Canada

A beautiful classic shot. I like the color and the trouble reflection.

12 Jan 2009 10:17pm

drum from carcavelos, Portugal

moody monotone
great atmosphere

14 Jan 2009 9:28pm