Our Honeymoon in Great Britain
The Border Region of Scotland & North England:
September 28, 2000
The background is Michael's Ross family tartan
Heading out for the Abbeys found in the Border Region of Scotland.
A beautiful bridge over the River Tweed.
The view loved by Sir Walter Scott.
Red Phone Booth and Mail Drop
Oh, those famous red icons!
Dryburgh Abbey Presbytery
The Presbytery at the east end of the church housed the high altar.
Sir Walter Scott's Grave
Construction on the abbey began in the late twelth century. Sir Walter Scott is buried in the north transept chapel.
The Chapter House
Located on the south side of the abbey the chapter house was second only in importance to the church. It was where business was conducted, tasks handed out, sins confessed and discipline applied.
The twelth century abbey was mostly destroyed, but rebuilt larger and grander in the 14th through 16th centuries. This view is looking eastward into the abbey church.
A view of vaulted ceiling and the intricate pattern of ribs and bosses.
The south view is the best view from the cemetery. The exterior is covered with sculptures of gargoyles, demons, and hobgoblins on the buttresses and gables, as well as, royalty, saints and martyrs found in niches and around windows.
Michael at Melrose
Michael enjoying the sights and the sun...it finally came out.
Me at Melrose
We had to check out the headstones...the cemetery was a work of art in itself.
Started ~1138 Jedburgh Abbey is one of the most complete in Scotland.
Columns of the interior walls of Jedburgh Abbey
This photo was originally a vertical panoramic...I just had to use it here to get the expanse.
Stairs at the west end of the nave...built for small feet.
Jedburgh Abbey Nave
The nave looking toward the east end.
Jedburgh's newest Romeo...and Juliet
Michael at the border marker between Scotland and England.
Me at the border marker between Scotland and England.
We had traveled all day and decided to make a detour on the way back to London... who could go to England and not enter Sherwood Forest?
Well it got late, so this is Nottingham Castle...by lights.
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