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Caledonia’s Calling

Teri Dashfield invited me to join a five day photo challenge with song. I decided to post images related to places that I had visited and matched the images to the songs that represents or about the place. Please bear with me for the next coming five days, and to excite you more, some songs that I am going to include are not in English.

Day 4: Scotland

Caledonia is actually Scotland’s name in the past given by the Romans after a local Celtic tribe, the Caledones. Currently Caledonia is often used as poetic name to call Scotland, like a famous folk song by D. Maclean entitled “Caledonia”. Last year, the song was covered by Paolo Nutini and it was quite popular. I even heard it played by a Dutch radio. Perhaps it was connected with the Scottish Independence Referendum.

Caledonia song is beautiful, it reminds me of the astonishing view of the hills and lochs of Scotland, its amazing castle and its highland dress. It feels like calling me to visit Scotland again.

Caledonia you’re calling me
Now I’m going home
And if I shall become a stranger
No it would make me more than sad
Caledonia’s been everything I’ve ever had

(Partial lyric of Caledonia)

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69 Comments »

  1. Hi Indah, really love your informative narration and how you feel about Caledonia in accordance with the song. First picture, nice shot of old age columns, with the man, shows the truly size of these columns. But I miss the photos of awesome Caledonia high hills, lochs, castles as you told, they aren’t here.

  2. aww, I’ve been dreaming of visiting Scotland… 🙂 where did you take the first picture, with the columns, Indah!! lovely song about Caledonia 🙂

    • Scotland is pretty! You should visit it someday and drive around to enjoy its nature beauty! I took the columns picture when we were in Edinburgh, it was located on top of a hill, quite a walk to reach it, but the view was gorgeous!

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