The Cathedral of St Andrew, St Andrews

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The Cathedral of St Andrew (often referred to as St Andrews Cathedral) is a ruined Roman Catholic cathedral in St Andrews, Fife, Scotland. It was built in 1158 and became the centre of the Medieval Catholic Church in Scotland as the seat of the Archdiocese of St Andrews and the Bishops and Archbishops of St Andrews. It fell into disuse and ruin during the 16th century Scottish Reformation, after which Catholic mass was outlawed. It is currently a monument in the custody of Historic Scotland. The ruins indicate that the building was approximately 391 feet (over 100 metres) long, and is the largest church to have been built in Scotland. (Quoted from Wikipedia)

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Comments (106)

andrew brown on July 19, 2014

Fine colours, well framed photo! I like it a lot!
Best wishes, András

Aldo Muller on July 19, 2014

Well framed Joe, This photo remember the ruins of the jesuitic missions ruins of south Brazil and Argentina. L49. Friendly Greetings from Bal. Piçarras, Brazil. Aldo

Joe Son of the Rock on July 19, 2014

Thanks, András, for your kind comment and LIKE. Best wishes, Joe

Joe Son of the Rock on July 19, 2014

Thanks for your kind comment and LIKE 49, Aldo. Best wishes from Scotland to Brazil, Joe

Olga L. on November 25

Очень красивое и интересное фото. LIKE 48. Всего самого доброго, Ольга.

Joe Son of the Rock on November 25

Olga, thanks for your LIKE and very kind comment. Cheers, Joe

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on December 29, 2012
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Joe Son of the Rock
    • Camera: Canon EOS 7D
    • Taken on 2012/08/21 14:41:07
    • Exposure: 0.003s (1/400)
    • Focal Length: 40.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/11.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO400
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash