Welcome to the Art in the Streets Photo Challenge! Instructions on how to share your photos are at the end of this post. This week I will take you to St. Margarets Chapel to admire the stained glass windows in the oldest surviving building in Edinburgh.
About St. Margarets Chapel
St. Margaret and her family fled from England to the courts of the Hungarian kings when the throne of England was seized by the Vikings.
The Hungarian courts provided Margaret with a sound Christain upbringing focused on Benedictine traditions.
Margaret married the King of Scots, Malcolm III, in 1070 after returning from Hungary.
The couple had 8 children, four of whom would go on to become monarchs in their own right. Three of the sons became Kings of Scots.
The eldest daughter became Queen of England by marrying Henry 1, the third son of William the Conqueror.
Margaret is credited with founding a Benedictine Abbey in Dunfermline. The chapel at Edinburgh Castle is thought to have been built to honour her memory rather than a place for Margaret to pray.
The deeds of Margarets life are recorded in monastic writings. Margaret is recognised for her simple life of prayer and reaching out to the poor. Margaret is considered to have performed a miracle by preserving her gospel book from damage after it fell in a river.
St. Margaret’s shrine is known a place of miracle healing. St. Margaret was canonised by the Roman Catholic Church in 1250.
Art in the streets
Share photos of artworks that catch your eye in the street.
The definition of art is broad! It could be anything from fountains, statues, sculptures to street art, light fittings, stained glass windows or artistic floral displays in public gardens. Anything big or small, old or new that catches your eye is good.
How to participate
Every Wednesday I will post a photo of an artwork in a public place with a brief description of what it is it is and how to find it.
Create a blog post with your photo which includes the tag ‘ArtStreets’. Click the Blue Frog button to add a link to your post.
I will Tweet & Share your post on my Facebook page to say thanks.
Can’t wait to see the beautiful things that you find.
Clicking the Blue Frog will also lead you to a gallery of posts from fellow bloggers. Please take the time to have a look around.
Detailed instructions for Linking your blog post to Art in the Streets