Orkney Photos

Photo of the Broch of Gurness, Orkney Islands.
The Broch of Gurness, Evie, one of the finest brochs in Scotland
Photo of the Italian Chyapel, St Mary's, Orkney
Built by Italian prisoners of war in WWII, the Italian Chapel is a wonderful and moving testament to the power of faith in times of adversity
Photo of the Italian Chapel
The ceiling of the Italian Chapel. Here the effect of vaulting is skillfully achieved with paint alone
<Photo of the Kirbuster Museum, Kirbuster, Orkney Mainland.
A peat fire burns in the open hearth of the longhouse of the Kirbuster Museum. The smell takes some getting used to, but it does keep the house warm!
Photo of the Kirbuster Museum, Kirbuster, Orkney Mainland.
A spinning wheel is just one of the original farm and household implements on display at the Kirbuster Museum
Photo of St Magnus Cathedral, Kirkwall, Orkney
The triforium and nave vaulting of St Magnus are excellent examples of Romanesque and early Gothic stylet
Photo of St Magnus Cathedral, Kirkwall
Beautifully carved arcading in the north aisle of St Magnus Cathedral
Photo of the Earl's Palace, Kirkwall
The Earl's Palace is a superb example of early 17th century architecture
Photo of sailing ship, Kirkwall, Orkney.
A 'tall ship' at the dock in Kirkwall harbour
Photo of Longaglebe Geo, Birsay, Orkney Mainland.
Longaglebe Geo, near Birsay
Photo of Longaglebe Geo, Birsay, Orkney Islands.
A drystone wall at Longaglebe Geo near Birsay
Photo of Maes Howe, Orkney
Maes Howe Chambered Cairn, the largest cairn in Orkney, and one of the finest in Britain

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