Michael Laing (rock_dinosaur) wrote,
Michael Laing
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St. Andrews, Leuchars, and a spectacular sunset


'The Three B's', a shop selling bedding, household and fancy goods in St. Andrews, Fife, owned by Messrs Bit and Bob, presumably! Seen on 1st August, 2005.


I think this is an extremely attractive building which shows that modern architecture needn't be ugly and unharmonious with its surroundings, as I feel is usually the case. I don't know if this building has been designed in a particular style of Scottish architecture, but the frontage vaguely resembles Queensberry House in the Royal Mile in Edinburgh. Seen in St. Andrews, Fife, 1st August, 2005.


View back towards St. Andrews from part-way along the road to Guardbridge and Cupar, 1st August, 2005. I was walking from St. Andrews to Leuchars to see if there was any activity at the RAF base, prior to catching a train back to Edinburgh from Leuchars Station.


Combined mileage and datum post on the A91 between Guardbridge and St. Andrews, Fife, 1st August, 2005. Isn't the lettering beautiful? I would guess it's at least 150 years old. The names are abbreviations of St. Andrews, Cupar and Newport-on-Tay.


The beautiful Norman arcading at the east end of St. Athernase Church in Leuchars, Fife, which dates from the 1183-7, seen on 1st August, 2005. This is reckoned to be one of the finest examples of Norman blind arcading in the UK. What a beautiful building this must have been in its original form. Unfortunately I arrived too late in the day and the sun was almost setting by the time I took this photo.

From Wikipedia:

"The 12th century St. Athernase Church is one of the finest surviving examples of an unaisled Romanesque parish church in Scotland, or indeed Britain as a whole, with two levels of blind arcading in the Norman style running round the exterior, surmounted by a corbel table with heads of various designs. The interior has elaborate chancel and apse arches, and a series of powerful beast-heads on the corbels supporting the ribs of the internal vaults. The nave has unfortunately been rebuilt. The apse roof is crowned by a rather incongruous small bell-tower added in the 17th century."

A spectacular sunset viewed from an Edinburgh-bound train near Freuchie in the Howe of Fife, 1st August, 2005.


A spectacular sunset viewed from an Edinburgh-bound train near Freuchie in the Howe of Fife, 1st August, 2005.


A spectacular sunset viewed from an Edinburgh-bound train near Freuchie in the Howe of Fife, 1st August, 2005.


A spectacular sunset viewed from an Edinburgh-bound train near Freuchie in the Howe of Fife, 1st August, 2005.


A spectacular sunset viewed from an Edinburgh-bound train near Freuchie in the Howe of Fife, 1st August, 2005.


A spectacular sunset viewed from an Edinburgh-bound train crossing Markinch Viaduct shortly after leaving Markinch Station, 1st August, 2005. The chimneys of the Tullis Russell Paper Mill can be seen on the left. The sun is setting to the right of West Lomond; the hill to the right is East Lomond, more commonly known as Falkland Hill.


A spectacular sunset viewed from an Edinburgh-bound train shortly after passing over Markinch Viaduct on 1st August, 2005. The sun is setting to the right of West Lomond; the hill to the right is East Lomond, more commonly known as Falkland Hill.


A spectacular sunset viewed from an Edinburgh-bound train shortly after passing over Markinch Viaduct on 1st August, 2005. The sun is setting to the right of West Lomond; the hill to the right is East Lomond, more commonly known as Falkland Hill.
Tags: apostrophes, fife, leuchars, punctuation, scotland, st. andrews, sunset
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