A wee snippet from Dunfermline Abbey

I was in Fife for a course last week and managed to make a flying visit to the Abbey before it closed. It being Fife, the beggars took my money before telling me the place was closing in five minutes. Anyway, a quickly-snatched photo on the phone, no less, gives you an impression of the sheer quality of the Norman architecture here. I shall return.

Fan vaulting in Bath Abbey


This is another picture from my brief trip to Bath a week ago. The fan vaulting in this abbey church is spectacular and amongst the best in the country, totally enhanced by the golden Bath stone (an oolitic limestone). The ceiling was originally built under Robert and William Vertue and restored by Sir George Gilbert Scott in the 19th century.