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It’s the start of my favourite season - time to make a few trips north to capture the autumn colours 🍁🍂
An old favourite from Skye.
Three puffins, perched proudly on a plinth 🐧
Fleeting light on the banks of Loch Laggan. A sunrise worth getting up for, don’t you think?
The treehouse, with security guard included 🐮
The infamous Soay sheep with Boreray in the distance. They are only 1,000 of them left on St Kilda and they are one of the most primitive breeds of domestic sheep, unchanged for thousands of years. They have been researched for the last 34 years which gives insights into how the animals age and how they respond to climate change - one of the longest running mammal research projects in the world.
Main Street, Hirta - 16 houses. So interesting viewing the village from higher ground, seeing the cleits and the clearly defined land for each family. The large circle on the left is the graveyard, where the last remaining local who left in 1930 was buried in 2016. Spot the sheep in the grass for some scale!
Back to some Scotland photos: still got pictures from my visit to St Kilda at the start of July, hope you don’t mind seeing a few more. Hope you’ve all had a good weekend!
#ad My last set of images from Grottole 🇮🇹 With help from the volunteers and @airbnb, the village is slowly on the road to recovery, but there is still a long way to go. Despite the abandoned houses, there is a lot of character and charm when you wander the streets and meet the locals. They are so passionate about turning their situation around #airbnb
#ad Matera, European Capital of Culture for 2019 🇮🇹 During our day visits to Grottole with @airbnb we stayed in Matera, also known as ‘la città sotterranea’ (the underground city). A few pictures from sunrise in the Sassi district - the ancient limestone caves are a UNESCO world heritage site. The prehistoric dwellings are thought to date back to the first human settlements in what is now Italy - 7000 BC #airbnb
#ad Ciao from Grottole 🇮🇹 The end destination for the @airbnb trip was this small village in southern Italy, where over 600 houses have been abandoned as people left to work I. the main cities. Airbnb sponsored five volunteers from all over the world to spend 3 months living in the community, working with the locals to revitalise the village, experience authentic Italian life and put Grottole on the world map. From bee keeping to reviving vineyards and helping out in the village garden, we saw how much work had been accomplished so far. Hope you enjoy this little series! #airbnb
#ad During my recent road trip in Europe with @airbnb, I visited the beautiful mountain peak of Seceda in the Val Gardena region 🇮🇹 Here are a few impressions from the day. More pictures from southern Italy coming soon! Who has been here before? #airbnb