The Earl’s Palace, Birsay

The Earl’s Palace in Birsay was built between 1569 and 1579 by Robert Stewart, the illegitimate son of King James V of Scotland and one of his mistresses, Euphemia Elphinstone. I love the name Euphemia Elphinstone.

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Rock Arch, Westray - photograph (c) 2016 David Bailey (not the)

These boots were made for walking

A rock arch on Westray, at Backarass.

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The Italian Chapel - AD MCMXLIV - 1944 - photograph (c) 2016 David Bailey (not the)


Orkney's Italian Chapel was completed in 1944. Stonemason Domenico Buttapasta laid cut and polished stones in Roman numerals to celebrate its completion. Beautiful.

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