Shadows in the vaults ~ Edinburgh Castle, Scotland ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ : entry in the Shadow Hunters contest/SMASh round 219

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Hi all ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป

My first photo in this post will be my entry into the Shadow Hunters Contest, round 219 run by @melinda010100.

And it depicts the Shadows of man dancing and playing an instrument in the vaults. A recreation from the 1800s.
The photo is taken with my iPhone during a visit to the Castle grounds and it vaults on 15 April 2022 in Edinburgh, Scotland ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ

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I will show you some more photographs, but first a little bit of more information.
This can be found In the website from the Castle!

It states:
โ€PRISONS OF WAR. (The name of the building)
Pirates and prisoners of war were once held in the vaults below Crown Square. In the 1700s and 1800s, hundreds of prisoners of war were held in these dark, cramped spaces. Today, a recreation of the vaults as they would have looked around 1800 offers a glimpse into the grim way of life.

The first prisoners were French privateers caught in 1758, soon after the Seven Yearsโ€™ War began. The youngest held was a five-year-old drummer boy captured at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805.

Prisoners of war came from France, America, Spain, the Netherlands, Ireland, Italy, Denmark and Poland. Most were sailors, many of them Americans fighting in the War of Independence. An early depiction of the โ€˜Stars and Stripesโ€™ flag is scratched into a door. Many tried to escape.
In 1811, 49 prisoners escaped through a hole in the defences that is still visible today. All but one made it safely down Castle Rock, but were recaptured.

Caribbean pirates were held in the vaults before they became a prison of war. In 1720, 21 members of Black Bartโ€™s crew were captured off Argyll. They had come to Scotland to retire. Instead, most were hanged.โ€

Let me show you a few more photographs of these vaults.

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We find narrow rooms with hammocks.

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Underneath some other beds to accommodate as much as possible.

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The location within the Castle walls is number 10 on the following map.
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It goes underneath Crown Square which is number 21 on this map.

A few more of the (moving) shadowsโ€ฆ.

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At the exit of the vaults we find the Crown square with this statue.
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Earl Haig equestrian statue.

I know this is a fragile subject at the moment, I am so aware of that. Please enjoy the shadows from the vaults of Edinburgh Castle. It was a very informative visit. I learned things I didnโ€™t know about before.
To walk through these Castle grounds, visit all the museums and other buildingsโ€ฆ and to learn more about history of such events was truly informative. I am a history buff. Like to know things. ๐Ÿ˜‰
When I visit places or travel abroad I observe/ absorb the things around me.

Hereby I end todayโ€™s entry into this shadow hunters contest ๐Ÿ˜Ž hope you enjoyed this post from shadows of these man in Scotland ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ
Thank you so much for looking, reading and supporting me. And if you liked my post, an upvote or re-blog is always welcome ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

Any questions or comments, let me know. Always happy to help. ๐Ÿ˜Š

If you want to know more about the Contest, please Visit This post! from @melinda010100

Donations to the contest made by @good-karma from @ecency and POINTS donation from @maonx and @annephilbrick. LEN Token donation from @seckorama. Thanks to all ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป
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@taskmanager and #archon are donating DiscoHedge tokens to the Re-hive contest winners and also ARCHON which we can receive for commenting on the Shadow Hunter community posts. Thanks to all ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

Have a great Saturday โ˜€๏ธ
Grtz Jackie

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The shadow in the middle of the first photo is similar to Puss in Boots. The rope (?) looks like a long sword. Or maybe my imagination is too much. Haha.

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Hahaha what a great input @xplosive now you said it I see it too hahaha puss in boots. ๐Ÿฑ๐Ÿ‘ข yes the rope could be a sword ๐Ÿ—ก
Great imagination! I like it when people see things I didnโ€™t. Thanks for sharing ๐Ÿ˜Ž

The middle shadow how small it looks in that photo are actually 2 people just crossing over each other and dancing together arm in arm around. With the other 2, one is clapping ๐Ÿ‘ and the other playing on a flute.

The punch line comes first.
The worst thing about time travel jokes isโ€ฆ

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These shadows look a little creepy, but they are wonderful and unique shadows)

Thank you so much @barski ๐Ÿ˜Š
they were moving shadows, so it was hard to capture the actual dance of the men.

Yes, it is difficult to convince someone of this, but this is not required, everyone will decide for himself what he sees in these shadows).

And that is just greatโ€ฆ other people see different things. Like most art, people see differences in the same painting. Especially with abstract artworks.

Like @xplosive saw Puss in Boots in the first picture in the middleโ€ฆ ๐Ÿ˜Ž

Yes, it's like finding pictures in the clouds, or on the surface of wooden parquet, tiles, wallpaper with an abstract pattern.

Yes, just like that. ๐Ÿคฉ
Now you mention cloudsโ€ฆ I love looking at them and dreaming away in what I see. Dragons, castles, boats, animals etcโ€ฆ it is so much fun to do.

It's worth photographing.

I did a couple of timesโ€ฆ maybe I make a post with them one day ๐Ÿ˜‰
Thanks ๐Ÿ˜

What interesting bits of history! The Shadows have a grim feeling about them. Thanks for entering the shadow contest again ๐ŸŒž

Thank you so much @melinda010100 the history just there from the castle and all itโ€™s buildings was very interesting ๐Ÿ˜ glad we visited Scotland on our family visit.
Iโ€™m happy to be here again ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป
Have a wonderful Sunday further!

Hello dear friend @littlebee4 good morning
What beautiful images of shadows you make known to us in this opportunity. It's good to see you participate in this beautiful challenge
enjoy the weekend

Hello my friend @jlufer ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป
Thank you so much, happy to join in.
I noticed I havenโ€™t shared shadow photos in a couple of weeks now.
Will join right back in, in the challenges. Love seeing the entries every week. There are some stunning ones already.
Enjoy your weekend too, that it may contain beautiful walks surrounded by nature and happiness ๐Ÿ˜โ˜€๏ธ

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Have an amazing weekend further ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿปโ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿ

You're welcome @littlebee4, you deserve it well! Thanks for your nice feedback and your constant implication here ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‘
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Thanks a lot @hivebuzz team ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿปโ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿ happy too ๐Ÿ˜

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