Stirling’s station

“Travelling is like flirting with life. It’s like saying, ‘I would stay and love you, but I have to go; this is my station”

Lisa St Aubin de Teran

***
Weekly quotation-inspired image.

Drummond Pleasure Ground – Stirling

The Drummond Pleasure Ground was laid out in 1862-63 by local evangelist and nurseryman William Drummond (1793-1888). Its centrepiece, the Star Pyramid, was built by William Barclay and a bible was sealed within an inner chamber of this sandstone monument when it was nearing completion in 1863.
It is dedicated to all those who suffered martyrdom in the cause of civil and religious liberty in Scotland. William established a pleasure garden round the Pyramid, complete with trees and plants (available from drummonds nursery). He also paid for five of the six statues seen in various parts of the graveyard and donated trees to be planted round the national Wallace Monument (also available from Drummonds Nursery). Lire la suite de « Drummond Pleasure Ground – Stirling »