There’s a valley, shrouded in the mists of time, and swirling with the echoes of ancient dreams. Here at Dunadd, the tribe of the boar ruled supreme, their kings living in luxury on top of this ancient hill. Dynasties rose and fell beneath these skies, and this setting sun, with fortunes dreamed and spent from the crests of ocean waves.
These coastal waters connected the ancient people of Argyll with the rest of Europe, Africa and Scandanavia. Ships from the Baltic, the Black Sea and Constantinople sailed past this shore, trading treasures and dreams. Ships from these shores headed south and west, seeking their fortunes, and later the Vikings sailed through.
Now nothing but dreams and memories echo beneath the setting sun, as peace settles across this green earth and this place of ancient dreams. Power rests, sleeping for now beneath the stones and rocks of the ancestors.
These photos were all taken in the Kilmartin valley, Argyll, Scotland. This valley is home to the richest concentration of prehistoric and dark age monuments in the UK. Numerous stone circles, standing stones and burial cairns litter the ancient landscape, and the past seeps through the shadows and gaps between the stones.