On Friday (July 26th) we set off to visit St. Mary's Cathedral. It is a majestic church that we have seen from a distance, but not yet made a point to visit up close. With chances of rain looming, we thought this would be a good escape from the apartment.
St. Mary's Cathedral is a cathedral of the Scottish Episcopal Church. It's foundation stone was laid in 1874 and was paid for by Barbara and Mary Walker, spinster sisters. We had the church mostly to ourselves as we walked around looking at the carvings, sculptures, and paintings. Liam enjoyed hearing his echo and we had to work on making him whisper. Amelie enjoyed "reading" the pamphlets about the cathedral left out for visitors.
|This banner says Water of Leith at the top.|
|The organ and choir area. St Mary's Cathedral is the only cathedral in Scotland to maintain a tradition of daily choral services with choristers drawn from its own choir school.|
|This painting caught our eyes. "Christ healing the dumb."|
|This is the label for the painting above. Can you believe it's from the 1500's?|
|The boats on the canal were different from any I've seen as they were very long and slender.|
|Amelie and Liam talking to 4 baby ducks.|