International, Travel

St. Giles Cathedral

When entering into the Cathedral, I was greeted by a very large sign requesting that no photos be taken until a 2 GBP fee was paid for a photography permit.  It stated that the fee would be used to fund the upkeep of the church which was founded in the 12th century.  So, I walked up to the attended, paid my 2 GBPs and spent the next hour plus wondering around the massive interior, reading each of the placards and snapping photos.

St Gile Cathedral - Exterior
Photo Credit: Brandi Bhamani
Photo Credit: Brandi Bhamani
Photo Credit: Brandi Bhamani
Photo Credit: Brandi Bhamani
Photo Credit: Brandi Bhamani

Tomb of James, Marquis of Montrose is shown below. “From 1644 to 1646, and again in 1650, he fought a civil war in Scotland on behalf of the King and is generally referred to in Scotland as simply ‘the Great Montrose’.”

Photo Credit: Brandi Bhamani
Photo Credit: Brandi Bhamani
Photo Credit: Brandi Bhamani
Photo Credit: Brandi Bhamani

Such attention to detail …

Photo Credit: Brandi Bhamani
Photo Credit: Brandi Bhamani
Photo Credit: Brandi Bhamani
Photo Credit: Brandi Bhamani

As luck would have it, my visit coincided with the organist’s practice schedule.  I felt like I was in a movie – the acoustics of this building were amazing.  I only wish I had better words to describe this experience …

Photo Credit: Brandi Bhamani
Photo Credit: Brandi Bhamani
Photo Credit: Brandi Bhamani
Photo Credit: Brandi Bhamani
Photo Credit: Brandi Bhamani
Photo Credit: Brandi Bhamani
Photo Credit: Brandi Bhamani
Photo Credit: Brandi Bhamani
Photo Credit: Brandi Bhamani
Photo Credit: Brandi Bhamani

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