24 June 2009

Corner View - Music

Jane's weekly corner view project moves to the theme of music today. There will be many views from around the world to check out. All the participants are listed in Jane's sidebar. Music exists in every culture but our definition of music also varies.....

Here's some local views of music in my area:



Here's a view of the modern, from the new concert hall in Perth - Horsecross - where you can go to listen to all sorts of music from jazz to folk, from choral arrangements to rock.



And this one is the traditional from Gardyne's Land, the oldest building in Dundee, a 16th century merchant's house, recently restored and turned into a youth hostel. The top floor of the building retains evidence of its former inhabitants.  Stay in room 14 and this is the door! An old green door from the early 19th century, which used to be the studio of Mr MacLeod, the Bagpipe Maker...a truly Scottish (and Celtic) craft.

The view of the hostel is the one I see from my office every day!

13 comments:

pien said...

ohw! the bagpipemaker...
i want to go to scotland. NOW! :(
i'm getting homesick for a country that isn't my home at all.... isn't that strange....

jane said...

am learning so much today:) love the houses in front of your modern concert hall. the old with the new- briliant. hugs-jane

Pamela said...

What a great contrast! I love the sound of bagpipes whether it's a military tattoo or a ceilidh.

Daan said...

macLeod, how cool!

Thimbleanna said...

What a cool door to find in a youth hostel? I wonder...can you hear bagpipe sounds in the attic in the middle of the night???

Le blÖg d'Ötli said...

Thanks for the ride !!! nice shots an interesting post ! Have a musical week !

janis said...

So many stories, so much history, and like I said before, so inspiring... Thank you Di!

travelingmama said...

Love your view! What an interesting contrast!

MODsquad said...

Now that's some history!! So great! Love that last photo!

Happy Day!

kim said...

i love bagpipes! what a great photos - the top with its reflections and perfect lettering and the bottom with its worn, handmade look - quite the contrast! thanks for sharing
kim

kim said...

i love bagpipes! what a great photos - the top with its reflections and perfect lettering and the bottom with its worn, handmade look - quite the contrast! thanks for sharing
kim

Cabrizette said...

I love the reflexion of the first photo... really good ! Thanks for sharing !

jgy said...

Wow, bagpipes! Nothing like that in this corner, thanks for sharing.
Hope you`ll visit Japan again,
:)