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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.
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St. Colm's Abbey, Inchcolm
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
Nice shot Victor, sets the scene for the other image
Great shot Victor and an informative narrative.
Great setting Victor, like the building- well done.
Great shot , thanks for info .
A nice shot with good information
A superb set Victor with interesting info
Super view on this shot well done Victor fascinating history.
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