St Andrew's Tower, Peebles by Christine Smith
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Camera: Canon EOS 400D, Lens: @ 35mm, ISO: 200, Aperture: f10, Shutter: 1/160

St Andrew’s Tower is said to be the oldest standing building in the town of Peebles, Scotland. The tower was originally part of St Andrews Parish Church, which was consecrated by Bishop Jocelin of Glasgow in 1195. In 1543, St Andrews became a collegiate church, which meant that a local landowner endowed it with sufficient funds for a group or college of clerics to take up residence and pray for the eternal souls of the benafactor and his family. However, shortly after in 1548, an English army destroyed the church (along with many other Borders abbeys and priories) during Henry VIII of England’s Rough Wooing of Mary Queen of Scots. The stones of the ruins were pilfered for many other local buildings leaving only the tower standing amongst the gravestone of the churchyard.

Photography been a longtime hobby that has now become an obsessive passion. I am fairly eclectic in my choice of subjects, and try to see beauty in most things. Thank you for dropping by my site and I welcome any feedback and tips.

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Comments

  • Clive S
    Clive Sover 4 years ago

    Thank you for sharing your artwork with the Photomatix HDR Group!

  • Thanks Clive.

    – Christine Smith

  • angelaprincess
    angelaprincessover 4 years ago

    Thank you for sharing the story along with the photo.

  • Thank you for dropping by and for the nice comment.

    – Christine Smith

  • Jessica Mullins-Hunter
    Jessica Mullin...over 3 years ago

    This is not only a beautiful and well composed shot but the small history lesson is wonderful too. It’s always nice to have a story to the photo, it makes you look at the subject and over all photo a different way.

  • I really appreciate your lovely comment Jessica. I’m so glad that you like it and it’s always nice to know that people read the history as well.

    – Christine Smith

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