Wednesday, June 14, 2006

St. Giles

My second favorite church (after Roslyn Chapel), or "kirk" as they are called in Scotland, in the Edinburgh area is St. Giles.

The crown dome was added in a later update of the early kirk. You can see how it was set on the once square top.

This church is massive and brutally sparse in its design, with a medieval quality that is so powerful.

It has been added on to many times.

Here is one of the 4 columns supporting the crown dome that date back to 1124 a.d. Posted by Picasa

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