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St Andrew's Cathedral

By Irishkate  
Taken on East Sands - St Andrew's - amazing remains of the Cathedral from 12th century.

The Cathedral of St Andrew (often referred to as St Andrews Cathedral) is a ruined cathedral in St Andrews, Fife, Scotland. It was built in 1158 and became the centre of the Medieval Catholic Church in Scotland as the seat of the Archdiocese of St Andrews and the Bishops and Archbishops of St Andrews. It fell into disuse and ruin after Catholic mass was outlawed during the 16th-century Scottish Reformation. It is currently a monument in the custody of Historic Environment Scotland. The ruins indicate that the building was approximately 119 m (390 ft) long, and is the largest church to have been built in Scotland.

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Many thanks for kind V&C and lovely awards for East Sands.

Tags: Scotland Reflection Architecture Abbey ruins St Andrew's Bay

Voters: adagio, youmightlikethis, MalcolmM and 44 more

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adagio Plus
2 3 2 England
25 Sep 2020 5:03PM
Wow, gorgeous reflections Kate!! What a lovely image.

25 Sep 2020 5:17PM
Superb image
mac Plus
19 9 Scotland
25 Sep 2020 5:23PM
A great image, with the ruin looming over the modern architecture. Quite a contrast, but casting a super reflection.
Great capture Kate the reflections

25 Sep 2020 5:44PM
A lovely image of this historic place, Kate - the reflections are wonderful.
A very interesting and informative narrative.

Richard Smile
viscostatic 14 47 9 United Kingdom
25 Sep 2020 5:47PM
Nice reflections Kate. I can accept the older houses but what were the planners thinking when they allowed the blocks of flats in the middle.

Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
25 Sep 2020 5:50PM
Top shot Kate !! Excellent image with some very fine reflections...
Well seen. Isabel GrinGrin
A beautiful building full of history, shame they put the appartments in front, especially the lilac coloured one.
I like those reflections.
capto Plus
8 6.4k 21 United Kingdom
25 Sep 2020 6:15PM
A lovely scene enhanced by the great reflections.Smile
25 Sep 2020 6:16PM
echoing Janet: i too don't think it was a good idea to build these apartment houses that are now obstructing the view of these fine historical ruins...
and an excellent shot, dear Kate, those reflections are absolutely lovely
25 Sep 2020 7:23PM
Stunning capture & reflection, Kate.
Informative & interesting write up too.Smile
taggart Plus
16 47 14 United States
25 Sep 2020 7:34PM
very interesting history of the Roman Catholic religion in Scotland!
bricurtis Plus
15 2.4k 50 England
25 Sep 2020 8:47PM
Very interesting and a lovely scene - great reflections.
ColleenA Plus
8 464 7 Australia
25 Sep 2020 9:32PM
Beautiful reflections great photos
25 Sep 2020 9:48PM
Those blocks of flats are a visual insult to the ruin behind them.
Whoever gave planning permission should be stood up against a wall and shot.
Lillian Plus
11 23 17 United Kingdom
25 Sep 2020 10:10PM
a beautifully captured/presented image Kate
jacomes Plus
5 26 25 Portugal
25 Sep 2020 10:23PM
Those flats do mess things up a bit, but the reflection is brillliant.
Daisymaye Plus
12 23 18 Canada
25 Sep 2020 11:35PM
It is strange that they built those apartments where they did. It does seem dumb. But your image is excellent Kate. The reflection is wonderful.
dales Plus
4 11 Australia
25 Sep 2020 11:37PM
Superb capture of this impresssive scene with beautiful reflections , would be wonderful as a large format image on a wall !!
LynneJoyce Plus
12 22 101 United Kingdom
26 Sep 2020 6:08AM
Spectacular reflections.
26 Sep 2020 7:27AM
A great comparison picture with a lovely reflection, Kate.

Nikonuser1 Plus
8 165 16 United Kingdom
26 Sep 2020 2:06PM
Excellent KateSmileSmile

Lovely crisp shot. Great colours and reflections Smile

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