Photos and the City

Slow travel & photography

Tingwall derives from the Old Norse Þingvöllr (field of the thing), a thing or ping was the word for a Norse parliament. It is situated in Loch Tingwall and the former mould is still visible. This mould, Tingaholm, was created with handfuls of earth from all members of different districts. Built like this every man […]

After my walk on the beach, I drove back a few minutes to Scalloway, the largest settlement of the west coast of Shetland and the former capital. Unfortunately, the museum and the castle were closed, so I just walked around the shoreline further into Scalloway. Scalloway Castle was built in 1600 and was originally surrounded […]