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This is from a series of pictures entitled "The Land of the Leal" (pronounced LE AL) meaning the "heavenly place". Looking at a regional map one day, when I lived in Edinburgh, I wondered what if anything was left of the places then marked as “ruin” or “castle” - the ones usually well off the beaten track and often miles from anything – and therefore not your local tourist attractions. As it happened, sometimes there was no more than a mound of grass and some stones.
At best, for most, their location is recorded, perhaps a rough sketch made, perhaps a dodgy snapshot taken of the site and that’s that. There are often no resources to visit a place again.
Places like these here that made the hikes and sometimes overnight camps worthwhile.
Thus the title, “The Land of the Leal” – the place of the faithful; heaven. (by the way I’m not religious but the humanity is universal.)

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