Photo of the Day 21 May 2008

Scottish Sea Town, Pennan, Scotland, U.K., 2006
Photograph by Jim Richardson

The uniformly whitewashed cottages of Pennan, Scotland, line up around a quiet cove in Moray Firth as boats rest within a small manmade harbor. The town has been in existence for over a thousand years but gained international fame in the 1980s as the fictional village of Ferness in the popular movie Local Hero.