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Browsing Posts published in August, 2014

Royal Mile, Edinburgh

This evening, I am posting a selection of images taken on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile (Scotland) during the Festival.

The Edinburgh International Festival took place this year between August 1st and 25th 2014. This event:

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Tonight, I am focusing on the ancient Christian crosses on the island of Iona which lies off Scotland’s West Coast.

Iona is famous for the connection with St. Columba who arrived on the island in AD 563 and proceeded to build a monastery. Over the succeeding centuries these early foundations proved secure as the ecclesiastical community has survived savage Viking raids and the Reformation. Today, the Abbey is a world-renowned ecumenical centre.

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Iona Nunnery

Iona is a tiny, 3.7 mile long island located off the West coast of Scotland. Whilst it has many attributes, Iona is best known for its famous Abbey but there are other historic sites on the island includung the ruins of an Augustinian Nunnery which is locally known as An Eaglais Dubh or ‘the black church’. The building is certainly not black and the colour is believed to refer to the colour of the robes worn by the nuns. Some key facts and information concerning the Nunnery:

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