Fun with Architecture - Cairngorm Crafts & Gifts by jamibann

Fun with Architecture - Cairngorm Crafts & Gifts

Today's Flash of Red wasn't easy to come by. I was busy all yesterday morning and in the afternoon went out for a walk with my camera, looking for inspiration for my flash of red. I saw a woman out walking in front of me, who was wearing red soled trainers, and I toyed with the idea of asking her to photograph her feet ... but I feared she might think I was a weirdo! So, I kept on walking.Then, as I was nearly home, and had decided it would have to be winter berries, I passed this little shop, and thought it would suit both the flash of red and the architecture aspects of the image.

The tiny shop sits on top of the old railway bridge, and as you can see has no pavement outside, so access for shoppers is tricky. It's been used for carpet storage for the local carpet shop, it's been a computer repair shop and several other things that I can recall - nothing seems to last there! Now it's selling tartan gifts and hand-made items. I don't know how much trade it does, but it's nice to see it being used.

Happy Valentine's Day everyone!
Perfect for the Flash of Red. You wouldn't want to step out of the shop without checking for traffic first!
February 14th, 2020  
fav
February 14th, 2020  
Lovely shot.
February 14th, 2020  
a sure winner
February 14th, 2020  
I laughed out loud! I can just see the local headlines: foot fetish photographer stalks the Cairngorms 🤣.
I like this picture. My favourite kind of shop!
February 14th, 2020  
Love ❤️ this what a Great find and perfect for the flash of red day!
February 14th, 2020  
I like the little touches of red on the display items in the windows...
February 14th, 2020  
I too would not feel comfortable asking a stranger to shoot their shoes. LOL I'm glad I'm not the only one. This does check all the flashofred boxes for the theme and day. Well spotted Issi and have a great day!
February 14th, 2020  
Great looking building. I like the bits of red!
February 14th, 2020  
Fab! Happy Valentines!
February 14th, 2020  
so red!
February 14th, 2020  
Terrific :)
February 14th, 2020  
Great shot and love the story!
February 14th, 2020  
A kilt is always good for a flash of red although there are tartans without red I suppose. This little shop is the perfect place to do today’s photo. I do hope they are on a quiet road so people aren’t put off by too near passing traffic.
February 14th, 2020  
Well, if this isn't about as quaint as they come, and absolutely adorable! I don't know where it's situated and how many people pass by, but I'd be drawn in to pour over the Scottish influence within and probably make a purchase because their location is "just so daring!" (More than just the purchase, there'd be a story to be told!)
February 14th, 2020  
bep
Perfect picture for the flash of red.
February 14th, 2020  
What a great splash of red
February 14th, 2020  
We had very similar outcomes for our flash of red- but I used a barn. Great flash- love the way the red pops off the white parts.
February 15th, 2020  
Well spotted.
February 15th, 2020  
@Weezilou Thank you for your lovely comments Louise!
February 15th, 2020  
I'm sure that the shop will be interesting to any visitors especially those interested in acquiring some tartan
February 15th, 2020  
Leave a Comment
Sign up for a free account or Sign in to post a comment.