The Outlander book series, is Historical fiction (written by Diana Gabaldon), which, of course, often refers to real locations, real historical figures, real facts sooo when I began reading with book One of the series, The Outlander, right away I did research on various locations mentioned, historical figures, dress and foods of the times, etc. I even researched and found the recipe (and made it) for Cock a Leekie Soup which you can find here: Cock a Leekie Soup Recipe
I didn't start saving photos until I was well into the second book and decided then that it would be cool to blog a post about the locales noted in the books so this is the beginning of just such a blog post (I will be adding to it as I go along). I hope you enjoy these photos as much as I do ... kinda nice to put a photo with a name. I may even go back and try to post a blog about the historical figures noted in the series with their photos (portraits).
Oh and by the way ... I'm presently almost at the end of the fourth book ... I've got a ways to go to catch up to ya'll who have read them all ... and the eighth is out this month, I believe.
|Callendar House, Falkirk, Scotland|
|Closeup of Culloden House|
|Holyrood Palace, Edinburgh, Scotland|
|Older pic of Holyrood Palace in Edinburgh, Scotland showing the gates|
which are referred to often.
|I love maps and thought this one of Scotland pretty cool!|
|The World's End Pub, Edinburgh, Scotland ... still a pub today!|
|Tolbooth Prison, Edinburgh, Scotland|
|Remains of Urquhart Castle, sits beside Loch Ness in the Scottish Highlands,|
|Now this 1763 (exact time period Claire and Jamie were here) West Indies Map|
was pretty cool to come across, especially since a lot of these islands
now have different names
|Rose Hall, Kingston, Jamaica|
Locale of Geillis Duncan's sugar plantation.