11 juin 2007

Cathedral Saint Magnus, Kirkwall

                                                                                                   The Orkneys (Orkney Islands in English) are an archipelago located at the north of Scotland. This ... [Lire la suite]
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11 juin 2007

Orphir, Earl' S Drunk

Orphir presents to us the remainders of the only round medieval church of Scotland. unfortunately, two thirds of its stones were used for construction of a new parish church, in 1757. The church was composed of a nave approximately 6 meters in internal diameter, joined by a wall d'1 meter thickness. The church was built in 1123 and was devoted to Saint Nicholas. It takes again the plan of the old church of Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. According to the saga of Orkneyinga, the count Hakon, after the murder of magnus, ... [Lire la suite]
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