Enjoy some pictures of the worldrecordtour, taken in Orkney

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Skaill House, the mansion of the discoverer of the prehistoric site Skara Brae, is shining against thunder-clouds. (a38)

The prehistoric site Skara Brae has been discovered only about 100 years ago under overgrown sanddunes. It dates as far back as 3200 years before Christ and is older than the Aegyptian Pyramids. (a39)

Lush green fields dominate the landscape everywhere on the treeless Islands. The deep blue ocean and secluded sand bays, as here in Birsay, belong to everydays sight on the Orkney's. (a40)

All the eye catches are lush green farmland. The small settlement of Birsay with it's cemetery in the tranquil beauty of nature is an enchanting place. (a41)

In the evening light, the ruins of Earl's Palace in Birsay contrast wonderfully bizarr against the dark sea. The cattle roaming on the lush green fields underline the great rural charm and tranquility of these islands. (a42)

On the tiny island Lamb Holm stands lonely and most impressive the Italian Chapel, built from two Nissen huts by Italian prisoners of war and decorated with wonderful wall and roof paintings by Domenico Chiocchetti. Here the 550 Italian Second World War prisoners found support in their unhappiness being so far from home and in a climate not used to. (a44)

On South Ronaldsay, the most Southern island, we spend the night near Hesta Head overlooking the whole beautiful Island scenery. From far, seals are crying and goats are bleating. It is a wonderfully tranquil atmosphere. (a45)

In the pittoresk fishing harbour of Burray Village fishermen are restoring and repainting their weather-beaten colourful boats. (a46)

Dreamy camping place at Waulkmill bay. Everything is enjoyable: the sunny weather, the deep blue ocean and the total solitude. (a47 und a48)

Gloaming rainbow over a tranquil island scenery. (a43)

When evening gloaming intensifies, the silhouettes of the 'Standing Stones of Stenness' stretch full of contrast against the sky. Originally, the small circle of Stenness consisted of 12 stones. Their significance is still subject to speculations, but probably it was a religious site. (a50)


When the evening approaches and low tide advances, the sand of Waulkmill Bay is shining golden. (a49)

Set in untouched nature, the remaining of the originally 60 upright stone plates of the 'Ring of Brodgar' are a unique sight. Especially at sunset, when their dark silhouettes contrast wonderfully with the colouring sky, they attract many artists who want to capture this unique scenery of the past. There are still today speculations about their significance. But probably it was a religious site. (a51)

It is impossible not to be attracted to the beauty and wilderness of this scenery North of Stromness. (a52)

Lonely Sea stacks, deep gorges, special sandstone formations, spectacular cliff scenery and blooming flowers - this unique combination at the eroded red sandstone cliffs of Yesnaby Point attracts us again and again. Shrill calls of Oystercatchers and nesting Arctic Terns are part of this spectacular sea-cliffs. (a53)

The lighthouse on the cliff marks Noup Head at Westray Island. (a54)

The ferry 'St. Sunniva' of P&O Scottish Ferries is leaving the pittoresque port of Stromness. (a55)