Time Found In A Desolate Place…

… far from the vision of aesthetic beauty where no scent of fresh flowers is found in the air and no reassuring sound of twittering sparrows is heard to settle that unnerving sensation that consumes the soul within the confines of this desolate place…

 

By JynxzCharm

Slain’s Castle Ruins

… this place does not stand alone, now occupied by roosting crows and sea birds a cacophony of caws and cries accompany the dark clouds above, echoing through the grass-covered floors of the maze of this ex-living space…

 

By JynxzCharm

From the highest point of the tallest tower…

…  a steep climb up the narrow, spiral staircase, walking into a slight chill that creeps over the skin like a million spiders and the sound of waves crashing against the rocks outside, seeking a pleasant view but instead foreboding awaits with every step taken until finally there are no more stairs just a view from the highest point of the tallest tower and a perilous fall for the reckless, all the while to the accompaniment of the unrelenting caws and cries of the crows, goading, hounding, provoking …

 

By JynxzCharm

The view maintains the harshest of themes…

 

… the surrounding area provides no respite, from the clifftop the only safe-haven in sight is that desolate place as even the view maintains the harshest of themes, the reality that nature itself would like nothing more than to tear you apart with every step you dare to take…

 

By JynxzCharm

The danger of the aesthetically pleasing…

 

… the eyes are duped by a beauty, they long to be sated with vibrant colours, but there is a danger of trusting the aesthetically pleasing, closer inspection gives rise to the now familiar dread as the larvae of the midge can be seen ducking and diving through the orange growth at the bottom of the rock pool, the thirst for comfort shall not be quenched here …

 

By JynxzCharm

A rock-vice-like grip …

 

… hold out your hand while traversing the jagged rocks… nature will oblige you with a rock-vice-like grip …

 

By JynxzCharm

A moment of clarity …

… while in the grip of this unknown creature solace is finally found, all memory of the overbearing tragedy that is Slain’s Castle, its persistent war with nature and unfortunate neglect is forgotten, the waves still crash a stone-throw away as a reminder of fragility but here lies the clearest rock pool, a fish peacefully slithering through the water like it floats on mid-air… a moment of clarity ….

By JynxzCharm

The cosmos of the North Sea …

… the expanding ocean convinces the tide to come in, the safe haven becoming a little more treacherous with every passing minute, the jellyfish rise from the depths and swarm in anticipation of venturing into the vast unknown, sending invitations for entry into the mysterious cosmos of the North Sea with a promise to provide you with all the knowledge of the universe should you choose to step off of that ledge …

 

By JynxzCharm

 

***WARNING:  NOT SUITABLE FOR UNSUPERVISED CHILDREN OR RECKLESS CHARACTERS, THERE IS NEED TO BE HEALTH AND SAFETY CONSCIOUS WHEN VISITING SLAIN’S CASTLE RUINS***

 

Further Information:

http://www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk/crudenbay/slainscastle/index.html

http://scottishmarinelifewatch.com/speciesindex.htm