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    St John the Baptist
    "In the fifteenth year of Tiberius Caesar’s reign, when Pontius Pilate was governor of Judaea, …
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    Memento Mori
    The image of a skull, often found in cemeteries or under the Crucifix, or held by certain saints, …
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    Regalia of Scotland
    The carved miniatures of the crown, sceptre and sword of Scotland indicate that this is the Queen'…
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    Victoria Regina
    Until this day (9 September 2015), Queen Victoria had been Britain's longest reigning monarch, but …
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    Elizabeth II Regina
    This portrait by William Oliphant Hutchison shows the Queen in the robes of the Order of the Thistl…
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    St Cuthbert's Parish
    Hidden in the trees to the western end of Princes Street Gardens is the solid and imposing bulk of …
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    Pope St Gregory directing a Schola
    Pope St Gregory reformed the liturgy, and it still contains several of his most beautiful prayers. …
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    St Giles' Cathedral Tower, Edinburgh
    Today, 1 September, is the feast of St Giles, patron saint of Edinburgh. The city's medieval colleg…
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    Edinburgh Castle
    Edinburgh Castle at dusk Source: Lawrence OP on Flickr
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    Scotland's War Memorial
    The National War Memorial for Scotland was established by Royal Charter to commemorate the sacrific…
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    St Ninian
    Saint Ninian (traditionally 4th-5th century) is a Christian saint first mentioned in the 8th centur…
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    Journeys
    My last day in Edinburgh! And tomorrow, I shall make my journey across the Atlantic. I am moving …
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    Farewell to Edinburgh
    Edinburgh looking resplendent and splendid... I shall miss her: the sunsets, the changing light, …
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    Jacob and the Angel
    "Jacob rose, and taking his two wives and his two slave-girls and his eleven children he crossed …
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    St James' Corner
    One of my favourite vistas in Edinburgh - the tower of St James' with the Castle behind and the …
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    Cramond Causeway
    Cramond Island is a tidal island in the Firth of Forth reached at low tide by a causeway which …
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    Light on the Forth Bridge
    Evening light over the Forth: the distinctive Forth Bridge, dating to 1890, has just been granted …
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    View from Cramond Island
    View from the WW2 bunker towards Cramond Village, a site that has been inhabited since Mesolithic …
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    Summer Grass
    The grass appears golden in the evening light Source: Lawrence OP on Flickr
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    Riding to Cramond Island
    Crossing the Forth estuary to get to Cramond! Source: Lawrence OP on Flickr
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    Cramond Defenses
    Wonderful evening light at Cramond near Edinburgh. Source: Lawrence OP on Flickr
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    Walking to Cramond Island
    The Causeway to Cramond during low tide makes the island accessible. Source: Lawrence OP on Flickr
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    Edinburgh from St Monan's
    Looking across the Firth of Forth from St Monan's in Fife, the Pentland Hills are seen on the …
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    Waterloo!
    A French friend outside the Royal Scots Dragoon's regimental museum in Edinburgh... Today, 18 June …
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    St Bernard's Well
    A natural spring was discovered near the Dean Village on the Water of Leith in 1760, and was soon …
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    Inside St Bernard's Well
    Alexander Nasmyth designed a pump room for a natural spring by the Water of Leith in Edinburgh. …
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    Edinburgh Sunset I
    Buildings from the Quartermile silhouetted against an evening sky. Source: Lawrence OP on Flickr
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    Edinburgh Sunset II
    The National Monument on Calton Hill was designed in 1826 but abandoned in 1829 due to lack of …
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    Edinburgh Sunset III
    Classic view of Princes Street with the Dugald Stewart Monument in the foreground. Source: Lawrence…
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    Edinburgh Sunset V
    Looking across the Firth of Forth to Fife. Source: Lawrence OP on Flickr
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    Edinburgh Sunset IV
    View of the Old Town with the Pentland Hills behind. Source: Lawrence OP on Flickr
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    Romero Memorial in Edinburgh
    "Oscar Romero was born in a small town called Ciudad Barros in El Salvador on 15 August 1917. From …
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    Scotland's Gone Yellow
    Beautiful yellow heather covers the hills around Edinburgh and Holyrood just as the post-General …
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    Petrified
    This fossilized tree is over 10.5m long and is Scotland's largest fossil. It was uncovered between …
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    Pavilion
    The Chinese pavilion in the Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh with irises in the foreground. Source:…
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    Purity
    Emerging from the murky depths of the pond and reaching for the light, the water lily is an image …
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    Pollination
    Bees going about their work... I spent quite some time trying to capture them in flight! Source: …
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    Cricketers
    At the Carlton Cricket Club, Edinburgh. Source: Lawrence OP on Flickr
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    Summer in the Meadows III
    The Quartermile with its juxtaposition of old and new architecture is the backdrop to the livelines…
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    Summer in the Meadows II
    A seagull swoops into view... Source: Lawrence OP on Flickr
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    Summer in the Meadows I
    The majestic backdrop of Arthurs Seat with games in the foreground, and framed by trees - this is …
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    George Square III
    The Hugh Robson building on George Square with the beautiful vista of the Salisbury Crags in the …
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    George Square II
    Contrasting the elegant spire of the Buccleuch church with the brutalism of the Hume tower... Sourc…
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    George Square I
    The Georgian elegance of George Square nicely contrasted with the modern elegance of the University…
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    St Giles
    Little is known of St Giles (Aegidus in Latin records) except that he may have been born a wealthy …
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    St Giles Cathedral Edinburgh
    St Giles' Cathedral is the historic City Church of Edinburgh. With its famed crown spire it stands …
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    Edinburgh City Arms
    This version of the arms is on the Mercat Cross on Edinburgh's High Street. The castle has long …
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    Edinburgh from Arthurs Seat
    View of Edinburgh from the ascent to Arthurs Seat, with the Castle, the old town, George Square …
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    Prince's Street Edinburgh
    Today is the feast of St Giles, patron saint of Edinburgh. In this shot, one of Edinburgh's new …
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    Coming Soon I
    ... a new Apple Store for Edinburgh, that is! Source: Lawrence OP on Flickr
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    Coming Soon II
    ... the Scottish Independence Referendum on 18 September! Source: Lawrence OP on Flickr
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    Coming Soon III
    ... a third bridge across the Firth of Forth, currently being constructed. Source: Lawrence OP on …
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    Waverley
    Light shines through the new glass roof of Waverley Station, creating interesting patterns on the …
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    Grecian
    A contrasting mixture of architectural styles on the corner of North Bridge and the Royal Mile. …
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    Lantern
    Beautiful hand-blown glass on this lantern near Waverley Station. Source: Lawrence OP on Flickr
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    Referendum Day III
    The thistle is Scotland's national flower. People resident in Scotland take to the polls today to …
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    Referendum Day II
    The Union Jack and the Saltire of St Andrew flying simultaneously. People resident in Scotland …
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    Referendum Day I
    The profile of Edinburgh's Old Town with the thistle in the foreground. People resident in Scotland…
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    Still United!
    Deo gratias! This heraldic device is on the Merkat Cross in Edinburgh. Source: Lawrence OP on Flickr
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    Autumn Evening
    “In light of heaven, the worst suffering on earth will be seen to be no more serious than one …
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    Autumnal Light
    "This Beloved of ours is merciful and good. Besides, he so deeply longs for our love that he keeps …
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    Edinburgh Causewayside
    A beautiful winter's day in Edinburgh today: looking towards the University campus. Source: Lawrenc…
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    Salisbury Crags & Arthurs Seat
    Love how close these mountains are to the city; a beautiful winter's day in Edinburgh today! Source…
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    Hogmanay III
    Edinburgh kicks off its new year celebrations with a Torchlight Procession on 30 December. Source: …
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    Hogmanay I
    Edinburgh kicks off its new year celebrations with a Torchlight Procession on 30 December. Source: …
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    Hogmanay II
    Edinburgh kicks off its new year celebrations with a Torchlight Procession on 30 December. Source: …
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    Mother of God
    "Blessed is the womb that bore you, Christ, and blessed are the breasts that suckled you, for you …
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    CNY in Edinburgh I
    A lion dance performance, believed to bring good luck, was performed at the Malaysian restaurant …
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    Royal Seats
    It's International Heraldry Day today, and also the Duke of Edinburgh's 93rd birthday. This photo …
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    Edinburgh Garrison HQ
    Edinburgh Castle is not just a tourist attraction. Also known as Edinburgh Garrison HQ, it is the …
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    Docked
    Running in the rain alongside Union Canal in Edinburgh. Source: Lawrence OP on Flickr
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    Man of Sorrows
    "But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of …
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    Pietà
    "Thou alone wast counted worthy this world's Ransom to sustain, that a shipwrecked race for ever …
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    Jesus drives out the Money-changers
    "And Jesus entered the temple of God and drove out all who sold and bought in the temple, and he …
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    Try Praying
    Always a good thing to do. We spend so much energy worrying and being envious. Why not channel …
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    Edinburgh Cricket IV
    At Carlton Cricket Club Source: Lawrence OP on Flickr
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    Edinburgh Cricket III
    At Carlton Cricket Club Source: Lawrence OP on Flickr
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    Edinburgh Cricket II
    At Carlton Cricket Club Source: Lawrence OP on Flickr
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    Edinburgh Cricket I
    At Carlton Cricket Club Source: Lawrence OP on Flickr
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    Heaven and Earth
    "Thus says the Lord: Now I create new heavens and a new earth, and the past will not be remembered,…
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    Our Lady of the Annunciation
    "Through the Son she conceived, she found the truth; through knowledge, she came to dwell in the …
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    Spring Bank
    A beautiful Spring day brightened up by this bank of daffodils. Source: Lawrence OP on Flickr
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    St Joseph at St Peter's
    "His is a silence permeated by contemplation of the mystery of God, in an attitude of total availab…
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    Dogs at Play III
    Spotted at the Meadows in Edinburgh Source: Lawrence OP on Flickr
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    Dogs at Play I
    Dogs and their owners come out to play on a fine morning in Edinburgh! Source: Lawrence OP on Flickr
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    Dogs at Play II
    I had fun watching these dogs interact in the Meadows in Edinburgh. Source: Lawrence OP on Flickr
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    Crocus Field
    A beautiful array of crocuses heralds Spring time in Edinburgh. Source: Lawrence OP on Flickr
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    Crocuses
    Spring in Edinburgh! Source: Lawrence OP on Flickr
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    Sun and Rain
    "Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father …
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    Sun and Rain
    The weather was very changeable yesterday, and while out with the camera, I took shelter from a …
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    Mass in the Gillis Centre Chapel
    The Archbishop of St Andrews and Edinburgh, Mgr Leo Cushley celebrates Mass for the consecrated …
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    Gillis Centre Chapel in Edinburgh
    Source: Lawrence OP on Flickr
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    Sanctuary and Altar
    Source: Lawrence OP on Flickr
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    Mass for Religious with Archbishop Leo
    2 February is the Day for Consecrated Life, and this year the religious of the Archdiocese of St …
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    Archbishop receives the Gifts of Bread and Wine
    Two religious sisters bring up bread and wine for the Holy Eucharist during Mass in the Gillis …
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    Cramond Cobbles
    Beautiful winter light falling on the textured cobbles, made vivid and slick with moss. Source: …
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    Edinburgh Signage
    Edinburgh's Old Town is full of hidden closes that open off the High Street. Many have a mixture …
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    Falling Water
    At Cramond - loved the golden reflection of the trees, the lines and silky textures contrasted …
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    Agnus Dei
    Detail from an altar front in St Mary's Cathedral, Edinburgh of the Lamb of God, bearing the victor…
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    Edinburgh Spires I
    Augustine church spire Source: Lawrence OP on Flickr
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    Edinburgh Spires II
    The Tron church spire. Source: Lawrence OP on Flickr
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    Edinburgh Spires III
    The spires of the Royal Mile seen through a gun hole on the Half Moon Battery. Source: Lawrence OP …
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    Down the Causeway at Cramond
    Cramond Island is a tidal island in the Firth of Forth reached at low tide by a causeway which …
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    Up to St Margaret's Chapel
    Looking through Foog's Gate up to St Margaret's chapel of Edinburgh Castle. Source: Lawrence OP on …
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    Down the Royal Mile
    An iconic taxi cab comes up the Royal Mile past St Giles' Cathedral, Edinburgh. The view down …
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    Heron Fishing
    Spotted in the canal running through Cramond in Edinburgh. Source: Lawrence OP on Flickr
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    Gull-Feeding
    Spotted in Cramond, Edinburgh. Source: Lawrence OP on Flickr
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    Cramond
    "And in the morning, a great while before day, he rose and went out to a lonely place, and there […
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    One o'clock in Edinburgh
    The One o’clock Gun is fired at 13:00 hours from Edinburgh Castle every day except Sunday. The …
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    Visiting Edinburgh Castle
    I enjoyed a day exploring the Castle with friends.
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    Castle Forecourt
    Looking out across the drawbridge of Edinburgh Castle to the forecourt where the Military Tattoo …
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    Love for One's Neighbour
    Source: Lawrence OP on Flickr
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    Mater Dei
    "When the appointed time came, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born a subject of the Law, to …
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    Juxtaposition II
    I liked the juxtaposition of built environment and the natural, and the walkers up on those hills... …
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    Archway
    An archway of trees runs alongside the Meadows in Edinburgh. Source: Lawrence OP on Flickr
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    Juxtaposition I
    The Quartermile in Edinburgh contrasts modern angular glass buildings with Victorian elegance. Sour…
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    Rosea
    "They shall see the glory of the LORD, the majesty of our God. Strengthen the weak hands, and make …
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    Dies Domini
    "You know ‘the time’ has come: you must wake up now: our salvation is even nearer than it was when …
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    Come, let us go up to the Mountain of the Lord
    " ‘Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the Temple of the God of Jacob that he may …
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    St Andrew's Shrine in Edinburgh
    On the restoration of the hierarchy in Scotland in 1878, St Andrews and Edinburgh was made the …
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    St Andrew in Holyrood
    St Andrew on the gates of the Palace of Holyrood House. Source: Lawrence OP on Flickr
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    Prayers for our Deceased Brethren
    "Out of the depths I cry to You, O Lord; Lord, hear my voice. Let Your ears be attentive to my …
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    November Prayers for the Dead
    Source: Lawrence OP on Flickr
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    Pietà
    Source: Lawrence OP on Flickr
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    Arch in St Margaret's Chapel
    Source: Lawrence OP on Flickr
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    St Margaret's Chapel at Night
    Source: Lawrence OP on Flickr
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    E ultreïa
    Members of the Scouts of Europe clan in Edinburgh march along Middle Meadow Walk. The cry "Ultreïa"…
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    We Will Remember Them
    "They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years …
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    Remembrance Sunday Service
    Source: Lawrence OP on Flickr
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    Remembrance Sunday in Edinburgh
    Source: Lawrence OP on Flickr
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    University Wreath
    Source: Lawrence OP on Flickr
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    Edinburgh University cadets
    Source: Lawrence OP on Flickr
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    Explosions over Edinburgh!
    Something for the 5th of November: fireworks explode over the parapets of the Castle. Source: Lawre…
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    Angels Keeping Watch
    "We are God’s children although it does not seem so, because we are still but small children under …
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    Summer in the Meadows
    The outdoors throbs with life and activity when the sun shines... Source: Lawrence OP on Flickr
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    Cricket Spectators
    Watching the cricket on a wonderful summer's day in Edinburgh. Source: Lawrence OP on Flickr
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    Summer Cricket in Edinburgh II
    Source: Lawrence OP on Flickr
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    Summer Cricket in Edinburgh
    Source: Lawrence OP on Flickr
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    Sunshine
    Source: Lawrence OP on Flickr
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    Eventide
    Source: Lawrence OP on Flickr
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    Sacred Heart of Jesus
    Source: Lawrence OP on Flickr
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    May evening
    A beautiful and tranquil late Spring evening in the Meadows, Edinburgh. Source: Lawrence OP on Flic…
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    Sunset at the Meadows
    Cherry blossom in various shades, nicely complemented by the evening sky made pink by the setting …
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    Edinburgh Evenings
    Arthurs Seat looms majestically over the Meadows as post-exam undergraduates unwind with a game of …
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    Cherry Blossom Shower
    Source: Lawrence OP on Flickr
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    Spring in Edinburgh
    Source: Lawrence OP on Flickr
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    Cherry Tree Avenue
    Source: Lawrence OP on Flickr
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    St George rescuing the Damsel
    "The image of George most familiar to us today, the saint dressed in a white tunic bedecked with a …
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    The Good Shepherd
    "Jesus said: ‘The sheep that belong to me listen to my voice; I know them and they follow me. I …
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    Heaven's Light
    "This is the house of God and the gate of heaven" – from the Office of Lauds for the Dedication of …
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    Spring Wind
    Spring has arrived in Edinburgh, bringing with it gusts of wind and rain... Source: Lawrence OP on …
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    Crescent Moon
    Last night's moon over Edinburgh on a clear night. Source: Lawrence OP on Flickr
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    Pieta
    "Through her heart, His sorrow sharing, All His bitter anguish bearing, Now at length the sword …
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    Burning Bush Banner
    The burning bush has been a popular symbol among Reformed churches since it was first adopted by …
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    Lent - Almsgiving
    "Faith without works is like a tree without fruit: the two virtues imply one another. Lent invites …
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    Edinburgh from Fife
    The train journey to St Andrews takes one along the Fife coast which is simply stunning. In this …
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    Reflected Glory
    Spotted at the New Parliament House on Regent Road, Edinburgh. Source: Lawrence OP on Flickr
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    Burns Monument
    This monument to the Scottish poet, Robert Burns was erected in 1831 to a design by Thomas Hamilton…
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    View from Calton Hill
    Classic view of Princes Street and the Castle from Calton Hill. Source: Lawrence OP on Flickr
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    Snowy Meadows
    View across Edinburgh's Meadows towards Bruntsfield with the prominent spire of the Barclays Church. …
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    Wintry Arthurs Seat
    Source: Lawrence OP on Flickr
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    Encounter with a Jack Russell
    Source: Lawrence OP on Flickr
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    Tourists' Scrum
    Greyfriars Bobby was a Skye Terrier who became known in 19th-century Edinburgh for spending 14 …
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    That Dog...
    Baroness Angela Georgia Burdett-Coutts commissioned a granite fountain with the statue of Bobby …
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    The Castle at Dusk
    The silhouette of Edinburgh Castle, seen against a numinous evening sky. Source: Lawrence OP on …
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    A Royal Vista from the Old Town
    The Royal Mile, Edinburgh's medieval high street descends from the Castle down to Holyrood Palace. …
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    A Cathedral in the New Town
    With its three spires dominating Edinburgh’s western skyline, St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral is …
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    Meadows Morning II
    A nice frosty morning on Edinburgh's Meadows. I especially liked the smoke coming from this woman …
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    Meadows Morning I
    Crossing the Meadows in Edinburgh on a cold winter morning. Source: Lawrence OP on Flickr
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    Meadows Morning III
    Taken on the morning of the 1st of January 2013. I love the low winter sun, the strong shadows and …
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    Three Towers
    View from one of the cannon portholes on the Half Moon Battery of Edinburgh Castle. Source: Lawrenc…
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    Approaching the Upper Ward
    Source: Lawrence OP on Flickr
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    New Year's Day in Edinburgh
    Edinburgh Castle seen from the north end of Princes Street, with the tower of St John's church, …
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    New Year's Day Walk
    I took a long walk around Edinburgh with a friend on New Year's day. Here we are climbing Calton …
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    New Year's Blessing
    His Eminence Keith Patrick Cardinal O'Brien, Archbishop of St Andrews and Edinburgh, imparts a …
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    The Lord is a Victorious Warrior in our Midst
    Source: Lawrence OP on Flickr
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    Frosty Morning
    A quiet morning with one's pet on Edinburgh's frost-covered Meadows. Source: Lawrence OP on Flickr
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    Grassmarket at Dusk
    Edinburgh's Grassmarket was, from 1477 to 1911, one of the city's main markets for horse and cattle…
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    St Giles' Crown
    Source: Lawrence OP on Flickr
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    Jesuit Logo
    Detail from the front of the Jesuit residence in Edinburgh, showing the insignia of the Society of …
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    Sacred Heart Church in Edinburgh
    Edinburgh's Jesuit church was designed by Father Richard Vaughan SJ in 1860, with some alterations …
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    The Apostle to the East
    Today, 3 December, is the feast of the great Jesuit missionary to the India, Malaysia, and Japan, …
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    The advent of Advent
    Today is the last day of the liturgical year, and we look to the coming of Advent. The purples and …
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    St Margaret's Chapel
    This is the oldest surviving building in Edinburgh, Scotland. It was constructed in the 12th centur…
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    We will remember them
    "They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years …
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    Edinburgh sunset
    Tonight's sunset in Edinburgh seen from Middle Meadow Walk on 6 November 2012. Source: Lawrence OP …
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    Explosion
    Tonight is Guy Fawkes' night which is typically marked with bonfires and fireworks. The reason for …
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    Echoes of November 5th
    Tonight is Guy Fawkes' night whic is typically marked with bonfires and fireworks. The reason for …
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    The Advance of Autumn
    View from my front door of George Square. These trees seemed to show the progress of autumn from …
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    St Francis of Assisi
    "Almighty God, you helped our Seraphic Father Saint Francis to reflect the image of Christ through …
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    Angelus
    Detail from the former choir screen of St Giles Cathedral, which is now in the Museum of Scotland, …
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    Mercy Screen
    This beautifully-carved choir screen which features medallions of the Acts of Mercy used to be in …
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    Feeding the Hungry
    Source: Lawrence OP on Flickr
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    Mary
    Spotted off the Royal Mile in Edinburgh. Today, 12 September, is the memorial of the Holy Name of …
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    Edinburgh Tower II
    The crown spire of St Giles' Cathedral, Edinburgh, was erected in 1495, and rebuilt by John Mylne …
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    Edinburgh Tower III
    The Scott Monument is the largest monument to a writer in the world. It commemorates Sir Walter …
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    Edinburgh Tower I
    The Hub, at the top of Edinburgh's Royal Mile, is the home of the Edinburgh International Festival,…
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    Salisbury Crags
    The Salisbury Crags are a series of 46 metre (151 ft) cliffs at the top of a subsidiary spur of …
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    Top of Arthur's Seat
    Source: Lawrence OP on Flickr
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    Old College Dome
    The dome of Edinburgh University's Old College was designed by Playfair and completed in 1883. At …
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    Holyrood Abbey ruins
    The nave of the Augustinian abbey of the Holyrood, founded in 1128 was constructed between 1195 …
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    Tourist
    An old school friend came to visit me in Edinburgh, so I had an enjoyable couple of days in brillia…
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    Edinburgh Castle
    Situated on top of an extinct volcano with stunning views across the city of Edinburgh, the Castle …
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    Pixie Glow
    More fireworks from the Edinburgh Festival Fireworks 2012. I thought this looked like fairies or …
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    Starry Night
    Like a burst of stars and meteors... More fireworks from the Edinburgh Festival Fireworks 2012. …
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    Red Hot
    More fireworks from the Edinburgh Festival Fireworks 2012. Source: Lawrence OP on Flickr
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    Red Sky at Night
    Edinburgh Castle aglow during the Festival Fireworks 2012. Source: Lawrence OP on Flickr
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    Fireworks for a Golden Jubilee
    This year's Edinburgh Festival Fireworks celebrated the Queen's Golden Jubilee and the Olympics. …
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    Weeds?
    "When the plants came up and bore grain, then the weeds appeared also. And the servants of the …
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    Delicacy
    ... only if one is a cow! Looking down at some cow parsley, also known as 'Queen Anne's lace'. Sour…
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    National Celebration
    The Central Weekend to celebrate The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee takes place from Saturday 2 June to …
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    Lush and Green
    The luxuriant foliage on Middle Meadow Walk in Edinburgh is a nice evocation of the new life and …
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    Dappled Light
    "Glory be to God for dappled things..." – Gerald Manley Hopkins SJ. Source: Lawrence OP on Flickr
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    Summer
    This photo captures the summer mood in Edinburgh at the Meadows perfectly: a cool box, beer, sunscr…
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    The Reader
    More summer scenes from the Meadows in Edinburgh. Source: Lawrence OP on Flickr
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    Dandelion
    More summer scenes from the Meadows in Edinburgh. Source: Lawrence OP on Flickr
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    Summer Shade
    More summer scenes from the Meadows in Edinburgh. Source: Lawrence OP on Flickr
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    Summer comes to Edinburgh
    Source: Lawrence OP on Flickr
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    Symmetry
    Source: Lawrence OP on Flickr
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    Life
    Source: Lawrence OP on Flickr
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    Bagpiper
    Source: Lawrence OP on Flickr
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    Pathway
    "Amid the complexity and diversity of the world of communications, however, many people find themse…
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    Interlude
    "Word and silence: learning to communicate is learning to listen and contemplate as well as speak" …
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    Resting Place
    " In silence, we are better able to listen to and understand ourselves; ideas come to birth and …
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    The Ascension of the Lord
    "Today our Lord Jesus Christ ascended into heaven; let our hearts ascend with him. Listen to the …
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    St Paul preaching in Athens
    "Paul’s escort took him as far as Athens, and went back with instructions for Silas and Timothy to …
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    Christ descends to the Underworld
    "Something strange is happening – there is a great silence on earth today, a great silence and …
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    Ivory Carving
    Spell-bindingly intricate ivory carving on an egg-shaped artefact created in China in the 18th-…
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    Noon at the Museum
    Construction on the Royal Museum in Edinburgh was started in 1861 and proceeded in phases, with …
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    The prophet Daniel
    "O Lord, God great and to be feared, you keep the covenant and have kindness for those who love …
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    The Law of God gives Life
    "Moses said to the people: ‘See, today I set before you life and prosperity, death and disaster. …
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    First Snowdrops
    Found in many woodlands, churchyards, parks and gardens, snowdrops are some of the first bulbs of …
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    First Crocuses
    Crocuses appear from spring to early summer but during mild winters they can bloom as early as …
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    Crocuses by the Jawbone
    This arch made of whale jawbones is one of last relics of the International Exhibition of Science …
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    1886
    An International Exhibition of Science and Art took place on the Meadows in Edinburgh in 1886, and …
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    Belated Valentine
    Source: Lawrence OP on Flickr
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    Hallowed
    "They will hallow the Holy One of Jacob, stand in awe of the God of Israel." - Isaiah 29:24, which …
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    St Mary's Arches
    Source: Lawrence OP on Flickr
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    Angelic Exhortation
    Source: Lawrence OP on Flickr
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    Arabesques
    Source: Lawrence OP on Flickr
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    The Castle
    Edinburgh Castle seen from the park below in beautiful autumn light. Source: Lawrence OP on Flickr
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    St Margaret of Scotland
    St Margaret was born in Hungary of Anglo-Saxon and Hungarian parents. When William of Normandy …
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    Roofline
    Source: Lawrence OP on Flickr
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    Old College
    The foundation stone of the present Old College of Edinburgh University was laid in 1789, with the …
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    The Queen's Kirk
    Built in 1688 and completed three years later, the Canongate Kirk is a Church of Scotland church …
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    Behind Candlemakers Row
    Source: Lawrence OP on Flickr
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    Red Lion
    The crest atop the Crown of Scotland is a red lion, seated and forward facing, itself wearing the …
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    Holyrood Stag
    Source: Lawrence OP on Flickr
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    Silver Unicorn
    Source: Lawrence OP on Flickr
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    Christmas Colours
    Shots from a fireworks display over Edinburgh Castle on 4 September, marking the close of the 2011 …
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    Pretty in Pink
    Shots from a fireworks display over Edinburgh Castle on 4 September, marking the close of the 2011 …
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    Blue and Gold
    Shots from a fireworks display over Edinburgh Castle on 4 September, marking the close of the 2011 …
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    Golden Palms
    Shots from a fireworks display over Edinburgh Castle on 4 September, marking the close of the 2011 …
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    Saint Giles, Patron of Edinburgh
    Acclaimed as the patron saint of Edinburgh, today (1 September) is his feast day, and this stained …
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    Dominica in Palmis
    "So the disciples went out and did as Jesus had told them. They brought the donkey and the colt, …
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    Betrayed with a kiss
    "Now the betrayer had given them a sign, saying, "The one I shall kiss is the man; seize him." And …
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    Angels Overhead
    Detail of carved choir stalls in the Thistle Chapel in St Giles' Cathedral, Edinburgh. Source: Lawr…
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    The Kirk
    St Giles' was founded in the 1120s when the Scottish royal family, the sons of Queen (Saint) Margar…
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    Send forth Your Wisdom
    "The Lord himself created wisdom; he saw her and apportioned her, he poured her out upon all his …
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    Edinburgh Icon V - The Castle
    Perched on an extinct volcano, this instantly recognisable fortress is a powerful national symbol …
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    Edinburgh Icon IV - The Monument
    Following the death of Sir Walter Scott in 1832 there was a feeling in Edinburgh that a monument …
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    Edinburgh Icon III - Greyfriars Bobby
    John Gray a gardener, together with his wife Jess and son John arrived in Edinburgh around 1850. …
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    Edinburgh Icon II - The High Kirk & Festival
    St Giles' Cathedral is the historic City Church of Edinburgh. With its famed crown spire it stands …
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    Edinburgh Icon I - Bagpiper
    Highland Bagpipers invade the streets of Edinburgh to earn some tourist money, and the distinctive …
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    St John Ogilvie
    St John Ogilvie was born near Keith in Banffshire, in Scotland, and was educated in Germany by the …
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    St Giles south transept
    "I call heaven and earth to witness against you this day, that I have set before you life and …
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    Moses and the Fiery Serpent
    "The Israelites left Mount Hor by the road to the Sea of Suph, to skirt the land of Edom. On the …
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    Serpents of Healing
    Asclepius, the son of Apollo, was practitioner of medicine in ancient Greek mythology. He carried …
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    Boss of St Andrew
    Source: Lawrence OP on Flickr
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    Patron of Scotland
    Source: Lawrence OP on Flickr
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    Rex Regum
    Source: Lawrence OP on Flickr
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    St Robert Bellarmine
    Today, 17 September is the feast of the Jesuit cardinal, St Robert Bellarmine. Source: Lawrence OP …
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    St Giles
    Little is known of St. Giles (Aegidus in Latin records) except that he may have been born a wealthy…
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    The Vault of Heaven
    The nave vault of St Giles' Cathedral in Edinburgh, c.1385. Source: Lawrence OP on Flickr
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    Thistle Chapel stalls
    The Thistle Chapel (c.1911, by Robert Lorimer) is the chapel of The Most Ancient and Most Noble …
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    Edinburgh Tryptich I
    Source: Lawrence OP on Flickr
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    Edinburgh Tryptich II
    Source: Lawrence OP on Flickr
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    Edinburgh Tryptich III
    Source: Lawrence OP on Flickr
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    Edinburgh University
    Reflections and light on a sunny afternoon in Edinburgh... Source: Lawrence OP on Flickr
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    Scots Unicorn
    The unicorn supporter bearing the Scottish saltire surmounts the herald's podium on the Royal Mile. …
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    Edinburgh Festival 2010
    St Giles' Cathedral is framed by a festival archway on the Royal Mile. Source: Lawrence OP on Flickr
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    Edinburgh Castle by day
    Edinburgh Castle stands on a volcanic rock in the centre of Edinburgh and dominates the city. Sourc…
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    Scots Angel
    It's not everyone's image of heaven, but according to the Scots, even the angels play bagpipes! …
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    The Boss's Boss
    Part of the fantastically carved stone vault of the Thistle Chapel in Edinburgh, with a boss of …
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    The Royal Arms of Scotland
    Detail of the Sovereign's stall in the Thistle Chapel of St Giles' Cathedral in Edinburgh. Since …
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    Angels with St Andrew's Cross
    I've spent the weekend in Scotland! Detail from a stained glass window in St Giles' Cathedral in …
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    Coronation of the Virgin Mary
    "You have been exalted, O holy Mother of God, above the choirs of angels, to the heavenly throne...…
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St John the Baptist

"In the fifteenth year of Tiberius Caesar’s reign, when Pontius Pilate was governor of Judaea, Herod tetrarch of Galilee, his brother Philip tetrarch of the lands of Ituraea and Trachonitis, Lysanias tetrach of Abilene, during the pontificate of … [More]