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Holyrood  Abbey 2 by CitizenFresh Holyrood  Abbey 2 by CitizenFresh
The ruined Augustinian abbey that is sited in the grounds was founded in 1128 at the order of King David I of Scotland. Holyrood Abbey has been the site of many royal coronations and marriage ceremonies, and a number of Kings of Scots and other Scottish royalty are buried there. The roof of the abbey collapsed in 1768, leaving it as it currently stands.

The abbey was adapted as a chapel for the Order of the Thistle by King James VII in 1687-88, but was subsequently destroyed by a mob. In 1691 the Kirk of the Canongate replaced the abbey as the local parish church, and it is at the Kirk of the Canongate that the Queen today attends services when in residence at Holyrood Palace. Queen Elizabeth II spends one week in residence at Holyrood Palace at the beginning of each summer, where she carries out a range of official engagements and ceremonies.

The palace is open to the public throughout the year, except when members of the Royal Family are in residence.
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haloeffect1 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2017
Love your stuff. Really terrific work.
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Deviantinterested Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2017   General Artist
Recognised this instantly. I took a shot of this exact angle. Had it on a print. Think I deleted it from my Gallery a while back now. I was going to leave here so I deleted my images.
I haven't got use of my scanner now to re-submit.
I was there so,me years ago now though. Beautiful. 
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Arte-de-Junqueiro Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2017
Fabulous!!
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CitizenFresh Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2017
Thanks!
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Blue-Anima Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2017   General Artist
Gorgeous! Thank you for sharing, and for the information too :) 
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CitizenFresh Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2017
Thanks!
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dottys-friend Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice capture and thanks for the background info.
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CitizenFresh Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2017
Thanks!
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dottys-friend Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome!
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SitkaReign Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2017
I really appreciate the time you took to offer a historical sketch along with the excellent photograph.
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CitizenFresh Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2017
Thanks so much!
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dragondoodle Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful!
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CitizenFresh Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2017
Thanks!
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AlexanderMessier Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2017
It's wonderful!!!
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CitizenFresh Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2017
Thanks so much!
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ShinDongmin Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2017
Wow!
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CitizenFresh Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2017
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CWOKRAKEN Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2017
Really love the stone work on this one. Thanks for posting.
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CitizenFresh Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2017
Thanks so much!
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untuox Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2017
It's excelent. Clap 
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CitizenFresh Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2017
Thanks!
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untuox Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2017
Wellcome!
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