Saturday, 25 July 2009

Out Of Place



What's wrong with this picture?

The MacQuarie Mausoleum (sign)

Okay... what if I tell you that I took the photo in Scotland?

I confess to having been a bit bemused when my husband screeched the car to a halt to point out a 'National Trust' sign - until he persuaded me to read it more carefully.

Yep, in the middle of the Isle of Mull, there's a mausoleum maintained by the National Trust of Australia. Apparently Mr MacQuarie was governor of New South Wales - they must've liked him quite a lot, that's all I can think. At some stage I will find time to read more about him because there must be a story there that's worth knowing.

The MacQuarie Mausoleum


It was very early in the morning when we visited (having got up at 4am and watched the sun rise over the ocean) and on the way back to the car we almost tripped over a little hedgehog:

Hedgehog


5 comments:

Patty said...

How interesting. Loved the other two photos, too. Cute little critter.

Bells said...

that's quite funny! i spent some moments contemplating that sign before reading on, trying to figure out what on earth it was doing THERE. Nope. couldn't figure it out. The answer makes sense but is still most unexpected!

CUTE hedgehog!

Jacqueline said...

That is strange! I am very pleased you didn't squidge the little guy!

A Scattering said...

The McQuarie sign is quirky. And the hedgehog is adorable!

LadyFi said...

How bizarre - and interesting! Please let us know the story behind this when you find out!

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