Archive for the tag 'Historic Scotland'

One thing arises from all things, and all things arise from one thing.
Heraclitus, Fragment 10

Footnote – A short passageway near the entrance of Melrose Abbey features this ceiling boss ‘The carved Head of Christ’.

2 Comments CherryPie on Mar 23rd 2014

An intricate pattern of ribs and bosses adorns the vaulted ceiling of the presbytery.  The central boss positioned directly above the high alter is a representation of the Holy Trinity attended by two angels.  To the west is St Andrew holding the cross and reading clockwise are St Bartholomew holding the flaying knife, St Peter [...]

2 Comments CherryPie on Mar 22nd 2014

Melrose Abbey, in the heart of the beautiful Scottish Border country, was founded in the twelfth century by the Cistercian order of monks. They were drawn to this fertile spot beside the River Tweed through its intimate associations with the holy men St Aidan and St Cuthbert. The Abbey grew to be one [...]

8 Comments CherryPie on Mar 21st 2014

Kelso Abbey was built in 1128 by the Tironesian monks (originally from Tiron, near Chartres, in France).  During the 1540s it fell into decline at the hands of Henry VIII’s army.

10 Comments CherryPie on Aug 3rd 2011

It seems that normal service has resumed at least for a while with my internet connection. So now I can share with you the impressive views that can be seen from Edinburgh Castle:

A larger version of the last picture can be viewed here.

18 Comments CherryPie on Oct 18th 2009

It had been a long time since I last visited Edinburgh Castle so during my stay in Northumberland I ventured across the border to see how it had changed since my last visit.  I mostly managed to miss the rain.  It only rained for 20 minutes in Edinburgh, but back across the border in England [...]

6 Comments CherryPie on Oct 15th 2009