Orcadian Odyssey


  • Discovered in 1850, following a huge storm, Skara Brae is thought to be 5000 years old. It is the best-preserved Neolithic village in Northern Europe.  The people in the top of the photograph help with a sense of scale, but still manage to blend in nicely!
  • Yesnaby is on the West coast of Orkney. The cliffs and sea stack are often overlooked, in favour of more well-known attractions.  I am so glad I didn’t overlook them.  Look at the depth of field. It is so open, wild and rugged.  A work of art – much better than anything man-made.
  • The Italian Chapel was built during World War II by Italian POWs. It is amazing what they made from the most basic of materials – Ingenious, in fact.
  • The Standing Stones of Stenness are Neolithic and the remains of a stone circle in an ancient ceremonial site.


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Skara Brae, Orkney, UK

Yesnaby, Orkney, UK

Italian Chapel, Orkney, UK

Standing Stones of Stenness, Orkney, UK