I don´t really mind singe lane tracks, narrow roads, curvy bends and such but driving this 2,7 km over the New Forth Bridge (the white one on the left) from South Queensferry to the other side of Fife North Queensferry made me hold my breath every time! But it´s a stunning backdrop for portraits and for beautiful pictures I drive almost everywhere! So I left my lovely village of Cellardyke and drove to South Queensferry (also just called “The Ferry) to meet Barbora for her portrait session.
Queensferry, the North and the South, got their name from the ferry service established by Queen Margaret in the 11th century, which continued to operate at the town until 1964. The city lies west of Edinburgh on shores of the Firth of Forth. The same Queen Margaret who founded the Dunfermline Abbey.
The Forth Bridge is a railway bridge, was opened in 1890, is considered to be a symbol of Scotland and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Laying (in the sunshine) under the Forth bridge is Inchgarvie, a small uninhabited island which used to be the main road for the crossing by boats of the Firth of Forth. A fort was built in the 15th century, became a castle later and then a prison.
(South) Queensferry is a lovely little village which has been an important trading and fishing port.
And offers many spots to admire the bridges.
The Queensferry Crossing, the one where I had to hold my breath while driving over it, was opened in 2017 and sits next to the Forth Bridge and the Forth Road Bridge (opened in 1964).