Tuesday, August 24, 2010

ABC Wednesday--F is for

F is for Funicular.
You can see it way up there on the side of the hill.  I've been holding these photos back for the letter F. On our way to Kinlochewe, we stopped in Aviemore for a break and tea, then went up to see the ski area of the Cairngorms National Park. Of course, being July, the hills were green, but we could see that in the snow, they would be great ski slopes. Despite the fact that the highest mountain in of Scotland, Ben nevis,  is only 4409 feet in elevation, skiing is very popular in Scotland. 
There it comes.

The Funicular.
 I will continue to try to post my ABCs this round from our trip to Scotland, England, and Wales. See what others have found for F here at ABC Wednesday.

8 comments:

Rosadimaggio63 said...

Bei posti montagnosi... :)

RuneE said...

That Funicular must have been built after my last visit to Aviemore (10 years ago) - or my children would have discovered it! Great fun.

Roger Owen Green said...

vertigo. fear of falling. that's what I have seeing the picture w the truck, esp.

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Tumblewords: said...

I'd rather watch than ride, I think and for sure would prefer the summer to winter! :) Great photos!

helenmac said...

another cowering visitor to your finicular greets you to say at least the car is not swinging in the air!
Beautiful country, thank you!
HelenMac
ABC team

katney said...

Yes, Helenmac, I've seen that kind of funicular--and avoided when possible. In fact, the tramway at Juneau Alaska is actually one, though it has a different description as to how it works. The thing is, sometimes you have to just buck up and give in and go--otherwise you have to walk up, and I mean up. So I rode the one in Juneau.

This one I just took pictures of. But Roger and Tumblewords, it's jsut a little train on a track...

helenmac said...

Maybe this is why I don't ski!

katney said...

I don't ski because I fall down a lot.