Tuesday, August 23, 2011


Arches by susanvg
Arches, a photo by susanvg on Flickr.
Photos: August 7 and 8, 2011
We visited two churches - each interesting in its own way. St. Magnus Cathedral in Kirkwall, dates from the twelfth century. At the time, the Orkneys were occupied by Vikings who settled there. The old grave markers from the 1600s leaning against the walls were fascinating, with ghoulish images of skulls and crossbones.

We also visited the Italian Chapel, created inside a Nissan hut by Italian POWs during World War II. It is amazing what they created using little more than paint and some plasterboard.

Italian Chapel Interior

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  1. Love the ceilings in both - such detail in that ironwork of the Italian Chapel, too!

  2. You did a terrific job of composing the shot to really show off the arches - gorgeous!