1 EAGLETON NOTES: Morven Gallery

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Thursday, 11 June 2009

Morven Gallery

Yesterday we toddled across the moors to the West side of the Island to see the sights on the way up to Ness and the Butt of Lewis. The day was sunny but cold and, with plenty of clouds of all hues it was good photographic weather as well. CJ probably took his usual several hundred photos but, as I was driving, I tended to keep my eyes on the road and reserved my photography for a few locations. Over the last 35 years I have taken so many photos of the Butt that unless there is something special I hardly ever use my trigger finger there. Mind you most of my photos are 'proper' ones and not digital so, until I finish my scanning, they languish in the many boxes waiting to see the light of day once more.

We stopped for coffee at The Morven Gallery. There can be few serious galleries in a more beautiful and remote setting. The almost clinical atmosphere contrasting extremely with the wildness in which it sits. A lot of the gallery was taken up with one exhibition - of quilted works. I could not help but admire the workmanship but it was not to my taste. CJ might have something very different to say. I feel sure that he'll blog on this one.

Morven Gallery

Coffee

The main picture gallery with its permanent but changing focus on local artists

4 comments:

  1. I usually do but yesterday it was quite early and we were both still full from a large breakfast. Morven's cake portions are substantial and we decided that neither of us actually wanted even to share such a repast. So on this occasion we passed. But that was rare.

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  2. yes you do need to plan i a cake stop as the portions are so large!

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