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Mackessog's Church, Luss, Loch Lomond, Scotland

Sunday, May 03, 2009

This evening, I am posting some images following recent visit to Luss on banks of Loch Lomond.

The focus is on Mackessog's Church which dates from 1875 but is just the current iteration of a long line of places of Christian worship on the site dating back 1500 years.

The still image is of the ancient christening font which is made of solid sandstone and is reputed to be 1000 years old. This font continues to be used for baptisms.

The video clip shows the magnificent hammer-beam roof with oak beams and pine rafters. The design is believed to signify an up-turned boat in commemoration of the 1873 drowning of local laird, Sir James Colquhoun. Light condition for the video were not ideal but, nevertheless, key features are evident. It was pleasing to learn that this church will be open to visitors on a regular basis form now on.



posted by Catswhiskers @ 7:38 AM 


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