Bishop's Hall, Kirkwall by lezvee

Bishop's Hall, Kirkwall by 

Featured in:
The Windows Group, 3rd May 2014
Dilapidated Buildings Group, 9th May 2014

The Bishop’s Palace, Kirkwall was built at the same time as the adjacent St Magnus Cathedral in the centre of Kirkwall, Orkney, Scotland (UK), and housed the cathedral’s first bishop, William the Old of the Norwegian Catholic church who took his authority from the Archbishop of Nidaros (Trondheim). The ruined structure now looks like a small castle. Originally it is thought to have been like a typical Royal Norwegian Palace, with a large rectangular hall above store rooms and a tower house as the Bishop’s private residence. King Haakon IV of Norway, overwintering after the Battle of Largs, died here in 1263, marking the end of Norse rule over the Outer Hebrides. The neglected palace had fallen into ruins by 1320.

Camera used: Nikon Coolpix E3200

I live in the UK and in 2011 when I joined Red Bubble,started experimenting with different settings and angles. I enjoy finding suitable pictures of flowers, Scotland, reflections, lamps and seats and have now branched out into different subjects.
In 2013 I finally realised my dream of visiting Australia and New Zealand. Whilst there I purchased a Pentax camera so have been able to expand my portfolio of flower macros among other new and exciting subjects.

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  • Keala
    Keala12 months ago

    This is an excellent shot!

  • Thank you Keala. Also, many thanks for yet another favouriting – much appreciated

    – lezvee

  • lynn carter
    lynn carter12 months ago

    great shot xx

  • Thank you Lynn – a great place to visit

    – lezvee

  • kalaryder
  • Thank you so much for this feature – I hoped you would like this one but to have it featured is the icing on the cake.

    – lezvee

  • Alexandra Lavizzari
    Alexandra Lavi...12 months ago

    Wonderful window with this curved outlook to the world. Nice find!!

  • Thanks Alexandra – you would love this place!!

    – lezvee

  • Michael May
    Michael May12 months ago

    Congratulations on your latest feature Lesley…truly fascinating!

  • Thank you very much Michael and also thanks for making this a favourite

    – lezvee

  • Nicole W.
    Nicole W.12 months ago

    Excellent work! Please click on the banner for the group message!

    May 9th, 2014*

  • Super – thank you so much Nicole – very much appreciated

    – lezvee

  • Martha Sherman
    Martha Sherman12 months ago

    Well-framed, great textures and tones.

  • Thank you Martha for such encouraging comments and also for making this one of your favourites

    – lezvee

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