Dunfermline Abbey Gatehouse

Tom Gomez

Joined January 2008

Artist's Description

The gatehouse and pend which link Dunfermline Palace and Abbey. Some of the palace remains are just over the fence on the right, while some of the remains of the Abbey are behind the Gatehouse.

Dunfermline Palace is a former Scottish Royal Palace in Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland. It is currently a ruin under the care of Historic Scotland and an important tourist attraction in Dunfermline.

All that remains of the palace today is the kitchen, its cellars, and the impressive south wall with a commanding prospect over the Firth of Forth to the south.

Note
Pend is a Scottish architectural term referring to a passageway that passes through a building, often from a street through to a courtyard, and typically designed for vehicular rather than exclusively pedestrian access.

A pend is distinct from a vennel or a close, as it has rooms directly above it, whereas vennels and closes are not covered over but rather are passageways between separate buildings.

The OED suggests that the etymology of the word is probably related to the archaic verb pend – “arch, arch over, vault”, this in turn being derived from the French pendre, Latin pendere “to hang”

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Camera: Sony NEX-7
Lens: Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 Di III VC
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Featured in : Art and Photography Showcase : 14 Oct 13
Featured in : Best of British : 16 Oct 13

Related shots can be found at: Dunfermline, Fife or you can look at all my HDR shots.

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