Sunday, May 15, 2011

Glenfinnan Viaduct, Scotland

well, after bothering you with Jeniferever, ill let you relax with this fantastic Scottish view sent by my dear Anu. Scotland never ceases to amaze me with its wonders...

Do you know that this is actually a railway viaduct??! Oh , yes it is!! Ahh, what I would only give to go for a train ride here.....
The viaduct is on the West Highland Line in Glenfinnan, built between 1897 and 1901. Built entirely of concrete, the viaduct consists of 21 arches, each spanning 15m and has a maximum height of 30m offering spectacular views down Lochaber’s Loch Shiel.

Glenfinnan Viaduct has been used as a location in several films and television series, including Charlotte Gray, Monarch of the Glen, Stone of Destiny (film), and most famously Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets in which a substantial sequence revolves around the Hogwarts Express crossing the viaduct. Its appearances in two subsequent Harry Potter films, The Prisoner of Azkaban and The Goblet of Fire, has cemented the association of the viaduct with the film series

Believe it or not, i cant recall i have watched any of these....I wouldnt mind taking a ride on Hogwarts Express though :P

the Queen stamp is from 2010 while the other is a part of the seven Christmas stamps issued in 2010.

Thanks so much again Anu! It is always such a pleasure to meet you in the mailbox! :)

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