Stripes and checks

The Cathedral of St Magnus in Kirkwall, Orkney uses red sandstone quarried near Kirkwall and yellow sandstone from the island of Eday in alternating patterns of stripes and checks to beautiful effect.

St Magnus Cathedral

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