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Don't expect anything too high-tech or flashy, this is simply a 'diary' to share some of my photos, thoughts and observations - with a particular bias towards the natural world and the countryside around my home.
Wednesday, 5 December 2012
With it's crown spire a major landmark in Edinburgh, St. Giles' Cathedral is situated on the Royal Mile between Holyrood and the Castle.
Saint Giles was a 7th Century hermit who lived in France and hospitals for cripples and lepers were dedicated to him after his accidental death at the hands (or arrows) of a huntsman who was pursuing deer. A depiction of Giles protecting a deer is to be found above the main door (above). The interior is well decorated too, somewhat unusually for a Scottish Kirk and the stained glass is well worth a look.
With the bright, winter sun filtering through them, the cathedral's interior was beautifully illuminated...