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Holyrood Abbey ruins

Travel Photo: Holyrood Abbey Ruins

The romantic Holyrood Abbey ruins at Holyrood Palace in Edinburgh are a stark reminder that time and historic events can destroy the most beautiful buildings in the world. Holyrood Abbey’s name refers to “Holy Cross” as “rood” is an Old English word for “cross” – referring to the one Jesus was crucified upon. Founded in 1128 by King David I ...

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Albert Bridge in London

Travel Photo: Albert Bridge in London

Albert Bridge in London stands out from the others. It’s delicate, fanciful in it’s colours and old. During my 2008 visit to London, UK, one Sunday morning, I woke up very early and took a trip to Battersea Park. The goal was to walk through it and make my way to Brompton Oratory for Sunday morning Mass service. Wandering along ...

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Salisbury Cathedral

Travel Photo: Salisbury Cathedral

The historic Salisbury Cathedral was built over a span of 38 years (quite a short period for church building!) in the mid-13th century. This Gothic cathedral is one of the most beautiful in the UK and a must-see for lovers of medieval architecture. Salisbury Cathedral has the tallest church spire in all of the United Kingdom at 123 m/404 ft, ...

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Royal Crescent

Travel Photo: Royal Crescent in Bath, UK

Taking a walk through Bath, U.K. is like taking a step back in time. The Royal Crescent in Bath, designed by architect John Wood the Younger and built between 1767 and 1774, was already standing during the time of famous author Jane Austen. Her many stories feature visits to Bath and standing on the green in front of the huge ...

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St Paul's Cathedral

Travel Photo: St Paul’s Cathedral, London

St Paul’s Cathedral is one of the most famous landmarks in London and a tourist stop for many. Designed by famous architect Sir Christopher Wren, it was built in the 17th century, replacing an earlier church building destroyed by the Great Fire of London of 1666. During my visit at St Paul’s Cathedral, I walked the 528 step up to ...

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