Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Window Views-Holyrood Abbey


MaryT/The Teach has started a new meme called Window Views. For some reason I have always been intrigued with taking pictures of windows or through windows so this meme was made just for me! Hop on over to to Window Views and do some more window peeping.

In 2004, we took our first of two trips to Scotland. One day we walked down the Royal Mile from Edinburgh Castle to Holyrood Palace and Abbey. We toured the palace first. Mr. Snowbird was tired from the long walk and didn't particularly want to go into the Abbey so I went alone. The Abbey is only a ruins today but I loved walking through it anyway. For some reason it made quite an impact on me. One of those deja vous moments almost. I took lots of pictures and of course took a couple of the remaining windows. Enjoy.

11 comments:

~Just me again~ said...

Nice pics. Funny how it seems that people back in the day took the time to do such wonderful work. Dont see windows like that on new buildings.

kbbryant said...

Lovely to look at the sky through those ornate windows. Nice composition.

Kathy b

Ria said...

i love old buildings, mainly because of these ornate and elaborate windows! nice shots!

mine is up in one of my other sites this week http://yapatoots.tumblr.com/post/101757908/25-365-my-kind-of-window-for-this-weeks-window

Ivanhoe said...

Old castles in Europe are just amazing. I grew up in Czech and visited a lots of them, but there's still so much to see :o)

kaye said...

ooh I love those ancient windows. See the view from this window

Annie said...

Wow. First thing I thought of was St. Andrew's Abbey in Scotland. Right country. Wrong ruin. What a marvel.

Dianne said...

it's as though the sky is painted!! stunning windows

Pagan Sphinx said...

These are beautiful. I absolutely love to see clouds through an open window like this. Excellent work.

The Farmer Files said...

Beautiful pic! I would love to go to Scotland one day. ;)

cityrambler said...

Glad you enjoyed Edinburgh. Had you heard of walk talk tours? - the downloadable audio tours of Edinburgh, York, Chester, Manchester and London to play on your MP3 or iPod. Ideal for independent travellers like you.

Take a look at www.walktalktour.com and see what you think.

Tink *~*~* said...

That last one is SO pretty!

Tink *~*~*
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