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Skara Brae

Tom writes:
'A play of light and shade on Skara Brae, taken in 1960, before "improvements" and measures taken for preservation from damage by too many visitors. Rolleiflex 2.8D FP4. No exposure data.'

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Picture added on 22 July 2004
Comments:
Skera Brae, as it was excavated, was nothing like this. I have seen the photos of the 50's excavation. What we see in the photo is a 20-21st century construct (a rebuild reflecting our own ideas, if you will). Negative comments about 'improvements' are as valid as anyone else's but as wrong as any others.
BTW, I used to attend beach party's in Skara Brae and where much booze was drunk and we had fires going in the hearths of the 'houses'. Rock N Roll!
Added by Graham Halcro on 15 May 2015
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