As I photographed quite a bit while in Scotland, I thought I’d once again dip into my pool of images from that 2013 vacation.
After leaving the Inverness area, our next Bed and Breakfast was in Braemar in the Highlands. As we hadn’t planned a specific route, our decision was to follow the A96 a bit and see when we’d turn south.
As we got to Elgin, I suggested that we make a stop somewhere to break up the drive; not knowing that we’d find the amazing Elgin Cathedral right in our path! The grounds of this cathedral are not only stunning, as can be seen in the above image, but they are also overflowing with the spiritual energy that has collected here throughout the ages. If you are sensitive to these energies, you can’t help but be touched at a large number of locations on the grounds.
Additionally, the structure is visually stunning, and, considering that construction started in the first half of the 1200s, one can’t help but be amazed by the advanced building techniques that existed to build such precise arches. Its rich history is detailed further on the History Scotland – Elgin Cathedral web page.
This image was captured with a Canon EOS 5D Mk III with a 17-40 f/4L lens attached. Settings for this image were f/10 with 1/400 second at 400 ISO.
A second image from this cathedral taken from the top of the North tower, which is precipitous…
Note that this gives an excellent view of the area, with the river Lossie just behind the cathedral.