Monday, October 22, 2012

Melrose Abbey

So, if you follow me on Instagram (jjbrown611) you'll know that we spent the last 5 days in Germany.  And yet this post isn't on that trip at all.  That's because I'm about three weeks behind on blogging.  No surprises there!

So I'll just jump back in time to the trip to Scotland, shall I?

On our way back we decided to stop at Melrose Abbey, which was founded by Cistercian Monks in 1136.  We went because we're suckers for church architecture and historical buildings.  And there's something about the ones that are no longer fully intact.  Extra charming?  Pretty?  Can't really describe it.


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Caroline viewed the entire experience as a fantastic place to run, climb, attempt to eat rocks, and get fabulously dirty.
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Can't blame her there.  After a weekend of "buggy time" (time spent in a stroller) in Edinburgh, she was more than excited for some space to romp around.
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It was raining the entire way down to Melrose, but the moment we pulled into our parking spot? Nice and sunny. Fantastic. 0929_5842

The place was just fabulous. We could really see the painstaking attention to detail and incredible stone work.  Josh climbed up to the roof and got a great view of the flying buttresses.  I stayed below and imagined what the windows may have looked like filled with stained glass.
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A worthy pit stop on our way home from Edinburgh.  Looking forward to visiting more churches - both half-demolished and intact.  0929_5897

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