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Winter at the Ruins

Winter at the ruins of St Andrews Cathedral. Building started in 1158 and continued for over 100 years and was in use until the reformation in 1559. When intact it had 6 turrets, two of which are visible in the … Continue reading

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The Square Tower

Or St Rule’s tower to give it its proper name. The tower is part of the church that was built in 1127AD to hold the relics of Saint Andrew, Saint Rule (aka Saint Regulus) is said to have brought the … Continue reading

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Rays of the Arch

This is part of the ruins of St Andrews Cathedral. The sun was very low in the sky and I kinda shot this without looking through the viewfinder trying not to blind myself in the process. (wish I had live … Continue reading

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Blackfriars Chapel

Sitting outside Madras College, Blackfriars Chapel is all that remains of a once large monastery on the site. The Blackfriars were established in St Andrews by Bishop William Wishart and were known for their white robes with black crosses and … Continue reading

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West Port – St Andrews

There is no evidence that St Andrews was ever a walled city, but in the troubled times around the 16th century the outer extremities of all streets and wynds were closed by ports or gates. The West Port (port is … Continue reading

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West Port and West Port Bar, St Andrews

The West Port and West Port Bar in St Andrews. It was getting dark as I went to get this shot. Nearly too dark, and if it wasn’t for all the cars that kept trying to get past me I … Continue reading

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St Andrews at Low Tide

St Andrews Harbour viewed from the beach at low tide. I’m lucky enough to work down at the East sands in St Andrews and have views like this everyday. This morning the sun had just come up and it was … Continue reading

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The Pends – After Dark

The Pends in St Andrews is thought to be one of the gateways to the Priory or the Cathedral . The road is still in use today and leads down to the Harbour through these ruined arches. This HDR was … Continue reading

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cathedral at sunset

The sun setting behind the ruins of St Andrews Cathedral. Building of the Catherdal started in 1160AD. The work took nearly 150 years to complete. It was ruined after the reformation in 1559.

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The Pends, St Andrews

The Pends in Standrews is believed to be one of the gateways into the monastery. This is an HDR taken during a five minute interval in the rain that seemed to be falling all day.

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