ABC Wednesday is all about having fun. It is all about the visitors and everyday life around our world. This week is all about the letter I…which I have decided, somewhat unsurprisingly, stands for Inverness.
It’s funny how our perception of landmarks can change over time. During the years I lived in Inverness, whenever I walked past its castle I’d always think the same thing: what a hideous building!
After months of doing this I’d purposefully avoid any roads that either directly passed the building or were near enough to offer a close up view.
Inverness? It’s…pink!? Castles should never be pink!
But now, five years since I last walked the streets of the ‘Ness, five years since I had the misfortune of looking upon that far-too-neat collection of Lego bricks, I’d give anything to wander up Castle Street and smirk at its brightly coloured facade again.
A building that was hewn from a child’s playtime has become a symbol of the homesickness that plagues me. A structure that, more than any other, defines one of the greatest times of my life.