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Main Street (A83) Inveraray

Posted by
Jules (Drayton, United Kingdom) on 2 October 2012 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

Looking up Inveraray's main shopping street where all your Scottish souvenir requirements are duly catered for (even those you didn't realise you had!!)

As the Scottish Government passed a mandate in 2004 requiring all bus drivers to take a break every two hours, the town has become a major coach stop. By chance it is almost exactly two hours away from Glasgow and therefore all services connecting Campbeltown, Oban and Fort William to or from Glasgow stop at Inveraray, for around 20 minutes enabling the passengers the time to spend their hard earned money in the local shops.

I also take my hat off to the clever town planners who decided in their ultimate wisdom that the town's main car park should be invisibly divided into two halves - one half will be subject to parking charges via a pay and display ticket system and the other half being absolutely "Free". The genius of this system is the free part of the car park is sited on the far side, furthest away from the shops (but only an extra 50 yards walk). Visitors arrive at the car park to find ample spacing just yards from the shops and happily feed the hungry ticket machine with their coins. The locals (being wise to this ruse) park at the far side and walk the few extra yards keeping their hard earned money in their pocket.

flwyddyn yn ôl

NIKON D90 1/4000 second F/5.0 ISO 200 27 mm (35mm equiv.)

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1/4000 second
ISO 200
27 mm (35mm equiv.)