Wednesday, November 18, 2009

St. Andrew's Cathedral - Scotland

St. Andrew's Cathedral and the River Ness, Inverness, Scotland

Photo J. Cooke

St. Andrew's Cathedral (1866 - 71) stands in a commanding position on the banks of the River Ness in the centre of Inverness. The interior has many interesting features. On the outside transept window facing the river are a wheel and a horse on each side of the arch. The stones for the walls had been lifted by a pulley and a horizontal wheel pulled round by a horse. Nearing the end of the construction a stone fell and killed the horse which is now remembered by the memorial. The Cathedral has eleven bells, ten for ringing and one for tolling, and they can also be chimed.

postmarked in 1990 with a purple queen, Great Britain stamp

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The sender writes:
Been to Ireland, now Scotland - went by the Lock Ness - no monster.

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