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Stereoscopic photograph of the entrance to Fingal's Cave, Staffa in the Inner Hebrides in Scotland. Standing on the right of the cave entrance are two men; one with his back to the viewer and another who stands in left side profile. 
Like the Giant's Caus

Some of the first photographic souvenirs of Scotland by George Washington Wilson

George Washington Wilson (1823–93)

View from the entrance to Quiraing, Isle of Skye, looking down towards the 'Needle Rock' c.1880 after a c.1860 original

Carbon print | 7.4 x 7.0 cm (image) | RCIN 2320022

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This view is very similar to the view of the Quiraing taken by Wilson. The main focal point in this case is ‘Needle Rock’ that stands at 120 feet. When he returned to photograph the Quiraing in 1886, Wilson described the geological features:

From the sea these shattered cliffs appear like the wreck of a great city, and present the most wonderful scenic effects

George Washington Wilson