Day 18: A map as your muse

St Kilda
Oh my dearest St Kilda
I don’t know why
but
You draw me
You lure me
To visit your shores
To sit in your stillness
As those gone before
And breathe in your beauty
And link into the life
That not long ago thrived

But to reach you
I have
To endure many hours
Of pounding the Mighty
Atlantic waves
A feat that I cannot
Just quite yet endure
But one day
Yes one day
I’ll journey to you
Of that I am sure!

Images taken from:

http://www.kilda.org.uk/

http://weepress.co.uk/index.php/st-kilda-cleits-and-cliches/

http://www.kilda.org.uk/frame8.htm

Flower of Scotland

This beautiful yet lethal flower, the Scottish Thistle has some wonderful history.

A delightful, brief and humorous history is better explained here:

http://www.scottish-at-heart.com/scottish-thistle.html

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Close Up.”

Day Nineteen: Double & Rotation

No, I’m not giving you the ‘finger’ and rotated they remind me of something from a horror movie.

These are two of the remaining crypt pillars, along with rubble cores are all that is left of the Shrine of St Edmund.

Once a great Abbey of St Edmund of Bury is now just an impressive ruin.

A plaque commemorating the spot where, in 1214, Cardinal Langton and the barons of England swore to compel King John to sign the document now known as the Magna Carta.