Trudie Callan

Photo-a-Week Challenge


Week 48 – A4. Photographer’s choice


My beloved Broughty Ferry Castle which holds many memories for me.

I played on the beach around and beneath it – fabulous rock pools. I watched people fishing from the pier. I learned to swim in the harbour there. There were scary high waves which crashed against the walls on a stormy day. The park is nearby and we had talent shows there every week. We swam on the safe beach nearby. Mum would provide me with a packet of crisps and a drink as a “shivery bite” and yes, the water was very cold. We collected shells and drew in the sand, built sand castles, buried each other in the sand! I had a very blessed childhood with lots of freedom and places to play.



Week 37 – 48.What a Character


Another image from our Scottish trip. Dundee is famous for 3 Js, so I learned at school. Jam, Jute and Journalism. Sadly all three of its famous products are no longer centred in Dundee. D C Thompson was the journalism one and among other papers, they were famous for many comics. The Dandy was one of them and Desperate Dan was one of the characters. There is a statue commemorating him in the High Street. I waited patiently for a person to add a bit of interest to the statue and this gentleman stepped into the frame. I thought he was perfect for the image, looking like a typical character of Dundee. I am not sure if he spotted me or not. So, two “What a Character’s for the price of one.


Week 36. – 49. Where the “________” meets the sky.


My take on the clue is “Where the ship’s funnel meets the sky”.

This is “HMS Discovery”, now in Dundee, Scotland. We visited her last week when we were there to see my relatives. HMS Discovery was Scott of Antartica’s ship and it was interesting to see the history of the ship and the exploration. Dundee was a whaling centre in the 19th and 20th centuries and the seamen who sailed in the whaling ships shared their expertise in the building of the ship and the preparations for the journey and expedition.

In the background is the new wing of the Victoria and Albert Museum of London. It is a controversial building I believe with the locals. It is built over the water but had to be modified to take account of the tides. It looks like a landing craft from land. It will be interesting to see how it looks when it is complete.