Thursday, November 5, 2009

Blue November Sky

The aluminium crown steeple of St Michael's Church in Linlithgow glints in the bright blue sky. After a week of fairly persistent and heavy rain here in Scotland, the sun came out for a brief while on Tuesday and cheered us up a bit.
This steeple was added to the church in 1964 and was the subject of much controversy for it's daring and avant garde design - supposed to echo the original steeple it fianlly replaced, and also represent the crown of thorns. The church sits next to Linlithgow Palace, built by James I and was the birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots.
Check out the worldwide skies at Skywatch Friday.

7 comments:

Riet said...

You just have to love that blue sky.

J Bar said...

Great blue and makes the white really stand out.
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Neil Tasker said...

Thanks for stopping by at Light and Dark. My first visit here and I love it......I'll be back.

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful blue sky and a great skywatch photo.

Serendipity said...

What a lovely sight that makes!

nonizamboni said...

Wonderful contrast in this photo. And I tip my hat to the blue sky, something we haven't seen much of either.
Happy Friday!

Linda said...

Hi Jacqui, that's a lovely shot of St Michael's Church. I've only ever seen it from the train - one of these 'so near yet so far' places to visit in Scotland!

My blue sky in my Skywatch post was taken on Monday afternoon. I had (gleefully) escaped the office to go and meet my daughter for a hospital appointment (nothing serious), and I had my camera with me, of course! When I met my daughter at the bus she rolled her teenage eyes on hearing that I'd been taking photos on the way.