If Only

Discussion in 'Landscape and Architecture' started by Rob MacKillop, Sep 27, 2022.

  1. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    I'm not a believer, but there is something about a very old Kirk that makes me smile. This was Open Doors Day at the local Dalmeny Kirk. It's a Norman Kirk, btw.

    1. Seeing the Light!

    Dalmeny Kirk Light Headed.jpg



    2. The front Door
    Dalmeny Kirk Door.jpg


    3. Jesus Christ is buried there...

    Dalmeny Kirk JC.jpg


    4. ...and William the Coquerer, no less!

    Dalmeny Kirk William the Conquerer.jpg


    5. Dalmeny Kirk

    Dalmeny Kirk.jpg
     
  2. Brian Moore

    Brian Moore Moderator

    How very apropos that a Norman kirk should have had at one time a member of its parish named William Conquer. (Maybe that was his name prior to Hastings?) Also, I never thought about where JC might have been buried, although I knew it had something to do with a stone.
     
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  3. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    Yes, I rolled away a big stone in front of the grave. I hope it doesn't start something...
     
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  4. Brian Moore

    Brian Moore Moderator

    If a cult springs up you will be its Big Daddy.
     
  5. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    I have been called a cult once or twice…:eek::D
     
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  6. Dave Farnes

    Dave Farnes Well-Known Member

    There is something about an old kirk. The cornerstone of a community for centuries, has an air about it; if walls could talk...
    A fine looking building, there is a serene calm to the interior shot.
     
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  7. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    Cheers, Dave. I agree.
     
  8. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

    I have similar sentiments and also mixed feelings. Small churches are not such an issue, but I cannot help but wonder what mankind could have achieved instead had we not been wasting our time building vast edifices to the glory of a fantasy figure!

    Anyway aside from that the shot of the vicar (or whatever he's called) is perfect both in composition and ambiguity.
     
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  9. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    I like it when you are late to the party, Pete, reminding me of images I’d forgotten about :)
     
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