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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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Waag in Amsterdam

Travel Photo: Waag in Amsterdam

Sitting in the middle of a large square called Nieuwmarkt, often surrounded by market stalls, is the Waag in Amsterdam. This 15th century “weigh house” is a relic of the past and is one of the oldest buildings in the city. It’s red brick and towers draw the eye. Originally one of the gates of the city walls, it has ...

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