Sunday, 14 August 2011

Perth and Dundee 12 August 2011

I went to my last ceilidh at Tolbooth in Stirling, and later that week a few of us travelled to the town of Perth and city of Dundee.  Perth sits on the banks of the River Tay, which is the longest river in Scotland and flows into the Firth of Tay near Dundee.  The highlight of our brief stop in Perth was St. John's Kirk. The kirk is over 800 years old, the current structure was built circa 1450-1500 and played an important role in the Scottish Reformation in the 16th century.  The kirk has been upgraded over the years to maintain its structure and integrity.  Modern sacred art has been thoughtfully incorporated into the historic themes that line the kirk.

Dundee, the fourth largest city in Scotland, sits on the Firth of Tay-which feeds into the North Sea. It is known as the city of discovery due to its important role in polar exploration. The RRS Discovery was built and launched from Dundee. It carried Ernest Shackleton and Robert Scott on their first successful journey to Antarctica. Enjoy the new photos.
Car Bridge--Dundee
Drew 'found' the Discovery
'This is Dundee' --Danny Bhoy
Robert Burns Statue in front of art museum in Dundee

Discovery--Carried Ernest Shackleton to Antarctica
Agnus Dei on the ceiling of St. John's Kirk in Perth
Anna and I going for the aquatic massage--the fish do the work.
I like having all these churches named after me.
Welcome to Dundee Rail Station
Queen Victoria Diamond Jubilee celebration statue--Dundee
Drew riding the Dundee Dragon--no, not that dragon.
Rachael, Jordis and I near the bridge in Perth--River Tay
Ploy and I before the Tolbooth Ceilidh 
Ceilidhs are always good fun.
I want to put on my, my, my, my, my boogie shoes.
Steeple in Dundee
St. John's Stained Glass
St. John's Kirk--looks like Songs of Praise is about  to film in here.
Here's a good song for this post. Enjoy.

Come back soon for more updates.


1 comment:

  1. What an interesting blog, introduced by a thought-provoking photo. The unusual wall painting of the dwellings is also a strangely modern interpretation. Something like this hieroglyphic view of a park by Swiss painter Paul Klee,
    The image can be seen at who can supply you with a canvas print of it.