Places in My Postcard


This postcard is depicted in Oban, Scotland overlooking a bay in the Atlantic Ocean. This picture looks at the Sound of Mull, which is a small island within Argyll, Oban. It also depicts the mountains and large bay in the Atlantic Ocean around this island. This picture also shows a small “Shepherd Hut” on the island in the middle of the photo, which is known as a small cabin that could be stayed in or toured on the Island of Mull. The Campbell Tartan border around the image signifies the township of Argyll, as this is where this powerful clan was from. Many tourist attractions are found in these small townships due to the rich scenery and accessible railways in town. The town of Oban is historically known to be a popular tourist location within Argyll and Bute, which were known as the council area of Scotland to tourists who traveled here. This tourist location overlooked mountains, small islands, and history that is attractive to tourists. Oban is also connected to mainland Scotland through the multiple islands. One interesting aspect of this postcard is that the image focuses on the seaside of Oban versus the townscape. Although the bay in Oban is a very iconic tourist location, this postcard does not show tourists the town and rather focuses more on the Atlantic Ocean which can be seen from multiple different places worldwide. After several decades, the view of this bay from Oban continues to be a very popular tourist attraction in Scotland.

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