Sunday, 27 August 2017

Rosslyn Chapel....at last!!

We have been promising ourselves a visit to Rosslyn Chapel since about 1996.

Then.....

...the Da Vinci Code hit....

...and half the world and it's neighbour decided to go visit!!

So...

...we left it...

...and left it...

...but...

...my teaching stint in Northumberland this year put us near enough to actually get there!!

AT LAST!!!!!

No photos allowed inside...

(don't know why.........and some folk were taking photos with their phones anyway!!)

...but I took lots outside.

Enjoy










I did some sketches inside....

...but will do more when I get some time - Ha Ha!!

Yes, it's beautiful...

Yes, it's a bit mysterious...

and YES, there are still too many visitors!!

Loads of people were coming in after 5pm, I suppose to try to get the place to themselves at the end of the day (before closing at 6pm).

NO CHANCE!!

The place was still fairly full at 5.30 and talks still going on.

There was not a moment when the place was still and quiet.

I did some pendulum dowsing...

...but responses were very confused.

Don't quite know what to make of the place.

If anyone goes to visit though, if you can.....

...go a few miles down the road to a little place called "Temple".

This is the ORIGINAL base of the Knights Templar in Scotland.

There's a lovely ruined church called "Temple Oldkirk" nestled in the South Esk Valley.

Not ornately decorated but well worth a visit.

Take a picnic and stay awhile...



...Peace reigns!!

x C

4 comments:

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

Amazing! I viewed each photo enlarged and the detail is mind bending...well worth the trip!

Julie said...

We visited the Chapel in April while I was at the Edinburgh Yarn Festival and it was fairly busy then. Like you I'd wanted to go for years. We were good and didn't take any photos inside but yes, lots of people were taking pics on their phones. Very naughty. I was supposed to blog about it but still haven't. You may've spurred me on......

Chris Gray said...

It was even more amazing "in the flesh" Mary Ann. There's "something" about the place...just haven't worked it out yet. I'm teaching in Scotland next summer and we'll visit again...but not in August!


I took loads outside Julie...and, like you, was good inside. The reason given for NO PHOTOS was not to disturb other visitors. I'm absolutely sure than everyone in there would have been snapping away like crazy if they could have done so.....so why not let folk take photos at the end of the day or something? Not unless they want all the rights to themselves of course.....
Thank goodness for sketchbooks. Difficult to ban paper and pencils...although I heard that the V&A have done so in the past....

roth phallyka said...

I viewed each photo enlarged and the detail is mind bending...well worth the trip!


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