Monday, October 6, 2008

Photo of the Week--9/29/08

Seriously, how could you look at this picture and not want to visit Scotland? Okay, maybe the picture is a little misleading, because it's not raining. Still, Scotland is such a beautiful place: just as green as Ireland, but a little more windy and hilly. And the ruins! These were umpteenth set we visited, of Melrose Abbey in the Scottish Borders (ie, the southeast part, near the English border). Many British abbeys were scavenged after Henry VIII began dissolving monasteries in the mid-16th century, leaving picturesque ruins like this one. It's quite something to behold, the beauty of the countryside showing through the faded grandeur of mere human construction.

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