Sunday 24 September 2023

The B Team's Aberlemno Pictish Stone Selfie on The Sunday Selfies Blog Hop **PLUS** Smooch's UK Historical Travel Guide

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Pawesome Sunday greetings furiends

Welcome to another BBHQ selfie selection, this week we decided to visit Scotland, we love the north, it's epic, and the pictish stones at Aberlemno are just something else!

The B Team's Aberlemno Pictish Stone Selfie 


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Mew know how much we love ancient standing stones and stone circles, see our previous trips to:


These Pictish stones are just ameowzing, and well worth a visit, plus there are so many more standing stones and circles in Scotland, so it's our new mission now to visit each and every one! MOL  And let's not furget how many of these pawesome ancient monuments are in Wales and England too, it looks like we might be pretty busy over the next couple of years!

Here's a little bit of info from BBHQ's Historical Travel Guide, Smooch:


Hello epic travellers and history lovers!

This week we had the purrleasure of visiting the Aberlemno Pictish Stones during our recent trip to the charming village of Aberlemno, located in Angus, Scotland. These four magnificent stones have stood the test of time, dating approximately between AD 500 and 800. There were six stones in total but two more stones have been removed for conservation reasons. Each stone is believed to depict meaningful themes and symbols that were significant to the Pictish people, an ancient Celtic-speaking tribe that once inhabited the region.

The indivdual stones comprise of:

A leaning prehistori standing stone
A natural boulder with traces of carvings of three symbols

A wonderpurr cross-slab

Another cross-slab in sandstone standing in the churchyard

One of the most striking stones, known as the Serpent Stone - the one in our selfie - showcases a serpent devouring a human figure, while another stone, the Battle Stone, depicts a vivid scene of battle, complete with swords and shields. The remaining stones boast intricate carvings of animals, crosses, and other significant symbols. 

Aberlemno, besides being home to the Pictish Stones, is a delightful and tranquil village to explore. It features a few local shops and cafes, as well as a small museum that showcases the area's rich history and artifacts. 

For those who wish to experience more, the nearby towns of Forfar and Brechin offer a plethora of interesting sights, such as the awe-inspiring 12th-century Brechin Cathedral and the Angus Folk Museum. 

Nature enthusiasts will find themselves in paradise amidst the surrounding countryside's stunning beauty and vast hiking trails, including the renowned Caterthun Hill Forts that provide breathtaking views of the area's picturesque landscape. 

Overall, Aberlemno and its surrounding areas are a must-visit for those seeking to immerse themselves in history, culture, and natural beauty. We loved our day trip, and highly recommend it to everypawdy!

Purrs

Smooch

The BBHQ Historical Travel Guide

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We're also joining in Athena's Fabulous Art Hop so do stop by and show off your pawesome arty-farty skills.

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We tried Prisma first this week, but there was nothing that complimentd the picture, so BeFunky came to the rescue and we think it turned out quite well.

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The effect was created with Befunky - AI Enhancer, Oil painting DLX + colour changes to fill light and saturation.

We also turned this fab arty-farty picture into a puzzle, so do stop by the puzzle page and take the Puzzle Challenge, see if mew can beat our time of 8 mins 01 secs. 

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Today we're waiting to see what the weather does, as there are so many jobs in the garden as the P.A. has been busy helping Nanny with her large garden and by the time she's finshed doing that the meters are so low there's no energy left to do ours! MOL

Smooch is eagerly awating his roast beef and will be camped out by the oven between 12.00 and 1.30 pm, so he doesn't miss out on his Sunday Feast.

Then we might watch a movie in the late afternoon, and if it's colder there's a high probability of a fire to snuggle in front of.

Do join us again tomorrow, when we're back with another episode of Cats Have Problems Too, and check out this week's Despurrate Dilemma.

We do hope mew have an epic day, and remember to always...
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Don't forget to join in the pawesome Sunday Selfies Blog Hop with

 Angel Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy and Sawyer ~ visit them at their pawesome blog:




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13 comments:

  1. It sounds like a very interesting place to visit!

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  2. Great selfie, gang! We always love seeing your selfies, and learning about really cool places.

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  3. I hope ou pee on it so the world knows it belongs to you

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  4. What a neat place, I've always wanted to visit Scotland.

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  5. What a wonderful stone with the carvings! Your selfie and art is lovely too.

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  6. Dear Smooch and Angel Basil, this is a magnificent stone. Lynn reads lots of mystery books that have Scotland fur the background and would love to teleport over. But she'll never ev-fur fly. Precious

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  7. That looks like a really fascinating place to visit. And it made for a meowvelous piece of art too.

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  8. The only time I'd like to have a time-travel machine, would be to go back to find out what the artisans wanted to say with this carving.

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  9. Wow, such an interesting travel destination! Such a cool 😎 view, especially with B Team entourage there. Love the art effect, too!

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  10. I love your Stone selfie and I'm glad it was a stoned selfie!

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  11. Very nice selfie. I like the art the PA made. Thanks for the puzzle. XO

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  12. Wow, that is quite a stone. In fact the whole area sounds a delightful spot for a long week away. Maybe some of those stones are ancient scratching stone posts?
    ERin

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  13. Wow that's an amazing place to visit we never even knew it existed have been to Forward when little bit definitely need to visit here. Enjoy your roast beef Smooch x😻🐈‍⬛🐾

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