Saturday 1 June 2019

Ex cathedra

Well, I am typing this post whilst sat in the office...

Recently, friends and ourselves booked to go on the high level tour of St Magnus Cathedral in Kirkwall. Long-suffering and persistently observant readers will recall that I went on this tour many moons ago, but this would be a first for Our Lass.

I won't bore you with all the photos I took this time, not just because they are the same as the ones I took last time, but also due to the fact that I have a new compact camera and neither of my computers are happy opening up the file type which I ingeniously selected on the new device. I am such a muppet.

Mind you, I did have the presence of mind luck to take a few shots with my phone...

These two items fit together to make a Bishop's chair or cathedra, hence the place where the bishop sits is a cathedral.

Photo taken from above the transept, looking west.

Panorama south to north, from Scapa Flow to Kirkwall Bay.
On the far left of the above panorama can be seen Highland Park Distillery, half left is the new Balfour Hospital, centre are Town Hall (nearest) with Orkney Library behind it and the Pickaquoy Centre across the Peedie Sea, then on the right, in the distance, can be seen a cruise ship at Hatston Pier.

The cathedral is built of a mixture of yellow and red sandstone, and I will politely request that you hold that thought.


Spadger said...

Wonderful. Was this a treat for someone's special day? BTW her cheque is in the post! 😬🍷🍸🍾

Imperfect and Tense said...

In a way, but no. It was actually an activity on someone else's '50 Things at 50' list.