More Shetland holiday snaps.

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  1. eileen

    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Restored Viking longhouse.

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    Viking long boat being renovated.

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    Bus stop decorated by the locals for visitors.

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    Oystercatcher.

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    One of the small inter-island ferries.

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    Quick sketch I made of a Puffin.

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    Hooded crow.

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  3. cherylad

    cherylad Countess of Cute-ification Plants Contributor

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    I can't stop looking at the long house and Viking boat. That's exciting to see. I love how the locals decorate public spaces.
    Your sketch is pretty darn good!
     
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    I'm going to ask our council for bus stops like that one Eileen!! :D I think I know what the answer would be ;)

    That's an excellent sketch!

    Once the longhouse is finished will it be open to visitor? That would be very interesting indeed.
     
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    toni Mistress of Garden Junque Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Your sketch is beautiful, well done!

    The Viking long house and long boat are fascinating. Makes me miss Biita even more. :(

    The decorated bus stop is a wonderful idea and looks great, I love it.
     



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    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Like everything else on Shetland the longhouse will (I presume) be opened to visitors when it's finished. The Shetland council doesn't charge for visiting castles, archaeological sites, visitors centres at Nature reserves, longhouses, longboats or even public loos.
     
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    That is great, here we have to pay to visit the toilets!!!

    That is a nice sketch of the puffin. The Viking house and boat is interesting.
     
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    Yes KK, I too am very familiar with that, (to even have to pay for a visit to the toilets) - It must be an Asian thing I assume, as we really do tend to suck out the last drop of profit from just about everything under the sun! :D

    Reminds me of the Ferengi culture and their "Rules of Acquisition" in the Star Trek universe... A lot like us Asians, don't you think? :p

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PvFYBkesqGU
     

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