03 March, 2009

Down in Doune

Last weekend I attended a christening for me godson MKII, Michael Macleod, in the wee Perthshire village of Doune. Service and all that stuff went well and we had a great meal afterwards at a large country house, Cromlix House to be exact. I do like properly trained staff and I didn't have to whip any of them.

But my real reason for going down to Doune was to see the
castle. Yes, I am that shallow.

Yup, it's the one used as most of the castles in Monty Python and the Holy Grail. It really hasn't changed much in the last 300 hundred years, but I still managed to be surprised at how it hadn't changed since they filmed the movie in the 70's. The shop inside even has coconut shells in case people want to gallop round the castle.

It's a fun little castle and well worth a visit. Especially if you like running up the stairs inside and killing guards.


Here is a still from the movie, featuring the ill-fated Trojan Rabbit.

30 years later, from a slightly different angle.

For those soppy folk wishing to see my new godson, here he is. Don't worry, he'll grow into it.

13 comments:

AktoMan said...

he's not the Messaih, he's just a very naughty boy.

Oops, wrong film. Glad you enjoyed the weekend.

Michael G Clark said...

It's only a model.

Kerwin said...

Mike that has to be your best photoshop work ever. :-)

Michael G Clark said...

err, I was doing it with one eye closed while being chased by randy nuns. I wasn't running very fast.

allen said...

PC or Mac? It makes a difference when running, you know.

Michael G Clark said...

Always mac :)

allen said...

I am converting to Mac as soon as we get the money!

allen said...

In fact...the university art department just got 62 band new macs!

mark stirton said...

Steal one.

AktoMan said...

Suggest that there's a staff competition with a mac as a prize. And then win one.

allen said...

I am sewing my ninja costume...I will sneak in and...wait...is there a size limit on ninjas?

Michael G Clark said...

I think any ninja over 5'8" is classed as an autobot. I may be wrong though.

allen said...

crap!