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A picture of St. Colm's Abbey, Inchcolm, in the town of Dalgety Bay, in the county of Fife

The Abbey from the Firth of Forth

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Photographer: © Victor Naumenko (Gallery)(12th November 2013)
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The Abbey from the Firth of Forth

Crossing the Firth of Forth in 1123, Alexander I, King of the Scots, was blown off course and sought shelter at Inchcolm Island. Stormbound for three days, he and his retinue were looked after by a hermit, who shared his slender diet of the milk of a single cow, mussels and small fish. Afterwards Alexander vowed to build a monastery on the island, but he died in 1124 before being able to keep his promise. It was left to his brother, David I, to invite Augustinian canons to establish a priory on the island. It was raised to full Abbey status in 1235.


A picture of: St. Colm's Abbey, Inchcolm, Fife

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Camera Make: SONY Model: DSC-W200
Exposure Program: Program, Focal length: 22.8 mm, ISO: 125, Exposure time: 1/200 sec, Metering Mode: Multi-Segment, Exposure Bias: 0 EV
Date/Time Creation: June 25, 2012, 4:12 am
ImageID:1183304, Image size: 2048 x 1536 pixels

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Comment by Dave John(12th November 2013)

Nice shot Victor, sets the scene for the other image

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Comment by rustyruth(12th November 2013)

Great shot Victor and an informative narrative.

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Comment by Vince Hawthorn(12th November 2013)

Great setting Victor, like the building- well done.

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Comment by Zbigniew Siwik(13th November 2013)

Great shot , thanks for info .

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Comment by David SwannPremier Member! Click for more info..(13th November 2013)

A nice shot with good information

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Comment by Martin Humphreys(13th November 2013)

A superb set Victor with interesting info

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Comment by Mark Rutley(14th November 2013)

Super view on this shot well done Victor fascinating history.

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