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Good Morning Everyone,

I find it hard to explain how interesting I have found it, browsing my archives and reintroducing myself to scenes that had slipped to the back of my memory!

I have recently been looking at records of TE Get-togethers and surprised myself at how long these photographs have been in my archives!

This photograph was from a small get-together in Peebles, Scotland.
John (tyro) kindly arranged it for us and several of us travelled to the Borders for a couple of days.
It was autumn so the weather was was mixed but we had great companionship and saw some quite amazing sites.

This was one of our first visits.
It is the ruins of Melrose Abbey.

Melrose Abbey is a magnificent ruin on a grand scale with lavishly decorated masonry.

Probably the most famous ruin in Scotland, the abbey was founded by David I in 1136 for the Cistercian Order, and it was largely destroyed by Richard II's English army in 1385. The surviving remains of the church are of the early 15th century, and are of an elegance unsurpassed in Scotland. Objects found during excavation are displayed in the Commendator's House.

The exterior of this magnificent ruin is decorated by unusual sculptures, including hobgoblins, cooks with ladles and a bagpipe playing pig.

The abbey is also thought to be the burial place of Robert the Bruce's heart, marked with a commemorative carved stone plaque within the grounds. - source Visit Scotland

I did a sepia version, too, which I will add as a workshop

When I came to research the abbey, there was a strong note about it being closed because of the Coronavirus!

Keep safe, everyone, Bev :-)

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Additional Photos by Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9507 W: 373 N: 22010] (86478)
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