Melrose Abbey by Martina Fagan

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Small 12.0" x 8.0"
Medium 18.0" x 12.0"
Large 24.0" x 16.0"
X large 30.0" x 20.0"

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Canon 1000D shot in B&W
f/6.3
1/100sec
18mm (18mm-200mm Sigma)
ISO 200

Melrose Abbey is a Gothic-style abbey in Melrose, Scotland. It was founded in 1136 by Cistercian monks, on the request of King David I of Scotland. It was headed by the Abbot or Commendator of Melrose. Today the abbey is maintained by Historic Scotland (open all year; entrance charge). The ruins of Melrose are widely considered among the most beautiful of religious houses in the United Kingdom, being especially notable for a wealth of well-preserved figure-sculpture, and its architecture is considered to be some of the finest in Scotland.1

The east end of the abbey was completed in 1146. Other buildings in the complex were added over the next 50 years. The abbey was built in the form of a St. John’s cross. A considerable portion of the abbey is now in ruins, though a structure dating from 1590 is maintained as a museum open to the public.

Alexander II and other Scottish kings and nobles are buried at the abbey. The embalmed heart of Robert the Bruce is also said to rest on the abbey’s grounds, while the rest of his body is buried in Dunfermline Abbey. In 1812, a stone coffin that some speculated was that of Michael Scot the philosopher and “wizard”, was found in an aisle in the abbey’s south chancel.

It is known for its many carved decorative details, including likenesses of saints, dragons, gargoyles and plants. On one of the abbey’s stairways is an inscription by John Morow, a master mason, that says: “Be halde to ye hende” (Keep in mind, the end, your salvation), which has become the motto of the town of Melrose.

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Comments

  • dougie1page2
    dougie1page2over 5 years ago

    very nice

  • Thanking you so very much
    Tina

    – Martina Fagan

  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaover 5 years ago

    fabulous .

  • Thanking you so very much
    Tina

    – Martina Fagan

  • biddumy
    biddumyover 5 years ago
    Lovely black and white image of a beautiful abbey!!!
  • Thanking you so very much
    Tina

    – Martina Fagan

  • mikebov
    mikebovover 5 years ago

    love the b&w gives a great atmosphere

  • Thanking you so very much
    Tina

    – Martina Fagan

  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezover 5 years ago

    Outstanding shot Tina …

  • Thanking you so very much
    Tina

    – Martina Fagan

  • Finbarr Reilly
    Finbarr Reillyover 5 years ago

    Fantastic capture Tina, looks wonderful in the B/W tone, excellent work. ;)

  • Thanking you so very much
    Tina

    – Martina Fagan

  • Kylie  Sheahen
    Kylie Sheahenover 5 years ago

    Lovely capture, have been there its a wonderful place!

  • Thanking you so very much
    Tina

    – Martina Fagan

  • FelicityB
    FelicityBover 5 years ago

    Very dramatic, love the BW!

  • Thanking you so very much
    Tina

    – Martina Fagan

  • Pat Duggan
    Pat Dugganover 5 years ago

    Wonderful Capture,,,Tina,,,Love this Stonework !

  • Thanking you so very much
    Tina

    – Martina Fagan

  • dinghysailor1
    dinghysailor1over 5 years ago

    what a beautiful viewpoint!
    lovely work
    :))

  • Thanking you so very much
    Tina

    – Martina Fagan


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