Skara Brae, Orkney Islands, Scotland

September 2004 Issue

Skara Brae, Orkney Islands, Scotland


Skara Brae, Orkney Islands, Scotland

THIS OLD (really, really old) HOUSE — July’s picture shows the 5,000-year-old remains of Skara Brae, a Neolithic village near Kirkwall on Pomona Island, one of the Orkney Islands, Scotland.

Those Stone Age designers all must have subscribed to the same version of Architectural Digest, because some of our readers were sure they’d seen these ruins in France, on Easter Island, in French Polynesia or in Troy!

Forty-six people sent in the correct answer. Kudos to the winner of the drawing, DOROTHY M. FELS, of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

We thank Tressie Alvernaz of Lakeside, California, for sending us the picture.
Skara Brae, Orkney Islands, Scotland