Monday, November 26, 2012

The Lack of Photos

Dear whoever is lovely enough to look at my blog, 

Blogger has told me I am no longer allowed to upload photos, as I have run out of free space! I will, at some point, rectify this but as I am in the middle of writing all of the essays, I am afraid this will have to wait until after December 10th. Hopefully by then I'll have more photos to show you as well! 

Thanks :)
xx Audrey

Monday, November 19, 2012

Fall Colours

Fall 2012  - Driving Home

At one point my mother stopped the car to take photos of hay bails in the sun, and I took these. We were on our way home from Melrose maybe?

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Melrose and it's Abbey

Fall 2012 - Melrose and Melrose Abbey

By the time we got to Melrose Abbey it was shut - though we knew that would be the case ahead of time. Luckily, you can get a pretty good view around two sides of the Abbey from outside the gates. So, I climbed up on the gates to get a better view - despite the wary looks from my father.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Dryburgh Abbey

Fall 2012 - Dryburgh Abbey 

This was the last Abbey we got to go in to. It is unique compared to the others because it's not in the middle of a town, but was actually incorporated into a Romantic garden in the 18th century. It's a shame I don't have more photos, (not very many of them stood out to me...) but I really like the ones I have! 

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Jedburgh Abbey - Architecture

Fall 2012 - Jedburgh Abbey, The Borders

For some reasons, I have more photos of Jedburgh Abbey than the others. Perhaps it was the afternoon sunlight, or perhaps it was the way the architecture layers in photos. 

Monday, November 5, 2012

Jedburgh Abbey - Room, of Uncertain Function

Fall 2012 - Jedburgh Abbey, The Borders

Jedburgh Abbey is considerably more intact than Kelso Abbey. I really love how the whole shell of the church is still standing - it makes for some great photos.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Kelso Abbey

Fall 2012 - Kelso Abbey, The Borders

The Border Abbeys. Let's see if I can explain this in a way that makes sense. The Abbeys, I believe, were all built in the 1100s, and from about the time they were built, they were being attacked by the English. And then Henry V became King, and the monasteries and abbeys were disbanded. 

This is Kelso Abbey. Apologies for the lack of general shot of the Abbey - there's so little of it actually left that there's not a lot of space around it. In fact, it takes up about a block of a the town of Kelso, where it seems as though no one really notices the abbey in the middle of their town.