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Viking traces

Viking traces

Traces of the Vikings are everywhere in Orkney; from the runes carved in the Neolithic chambered cairn at Maeshowe to the Viking …

St Magnus

St Magnus

St Magnus Cathedral in Kirkwall is magnificent. It’s origins are in Viking times, when Orkney was ruled by Viking Earls. It’s the …

Memento Mori

Memento Mori

Memento Mori – “Remember Death.” How could I forget death, as I walk around St Magnus Cathedral in Kirkwall on Orkney. I’m …

A riddle

A Riddle

Here’s a double ladder in St Magnus Cathedral that two men last went up in Kirkwall in 1722, yet only one man ever came down it. Explain.

Last Breath

Last Breath

It’s a steep climb up the tower of St Magnus Cathedral in Kirkwall. The gravestones are so perfectly preserved, even those from …

St Magnus Cathedral

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 …

Gravestone

Lady Kirk

In 1136, Earl Rognvald went to church at Pierowall in Westray at the start of his campaign to subjugate Orkney. Or at …

First Impressions - St Magnus Cathedral - photograph (c) 2007 David Bailey (not the)

First Impressions

“First impressions often lie, Often fool the naked eye.” from First Impressions written¬†by John Watts, performed by Fischer-Z I’m standing in a …