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Gurness Broch

For a description of the sites I visited in Orkney, read the Weekend in Orkney essay.

Gurness Broch

Image 1: The Gurness Broch. The structure in the middle of the picture is the main cylindrical building that is central to brochs. The ruins of other village buildings are found on either side. The grass in the middle is the main "street" up to the broch.

Later Houses

Image 2: Later Houses. This picture was taken from a position off to the left of the first picture. These are the foundations of other buildings, built at a later time than the broch itself. They may be of Norse origin, though Picts are known to have built similar houses. You can just make out the ditch that surroungs the broch.;

Close up of Later Houses

Image 3: Close up of the Later Houses. These are the same structures as those in picture 3. You can see the ditch around the broch in the top, left hand corner of this picture.

Ancient Wall

Image 4: Ancient Wall. This is a picture of the ancient wall, found behind the broch (with respect to the first picture).

These photographs were taken with a Nikon FG-20 manual SLR, using a Nikkor 24mm - 50mm f2.8 wide angle zoom lens. The images were captured on Kodak Ektachrome slide film.