Celebrating Britain

Forth Rail bridge

There used to bean expression – “it’s like painting the Forth bridge” meaning it is never finished. Not anymore, this is Britain’s most stunning bridge  just after it had been finished with the  new 25 year lifetime coat of red metallic paint.

See it in any weather, or lit up at night, or crossing it on the overnight sleeper and you’ll appreciate why it is the most glorious of the World’s bridges.

A good place to view it is from South Queensferry over a spot of lunch – as I did recently when Alex Salmond the first minister dropped in  with the same idea!

I love the fact it’s too big to fit into my painting! In fact it’s partly obscured by the catkins and trees of Queensferry and it’s mighty steel cantilevers are shrouded in smoke from the impressive steam trains that regularly run excursions

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