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11/04/2014

Beautiful Ruins

Posted by Carren Jao Pineda |

We are all in pursuit of a kind of perfection, but there is also beauty in imperfection, perhaps even more. A walk around St. Andrew's in Scotland confirms that.

In St. Andrew's so many remains of buildings can be seen, a skeleton of its former glory, framed in the windswept Scottish sky--nature's glory juxtaposed with the crumbling work of man had. It was breathtaking, to say the least. It was poetic, a timely reminder, that we may do all we can to uplift our standing in life, but inevitably all that fades away.

St. Andrew's Cathedral
The arched entry to the Cathedral Priory
More of St. Andrew's Cathedral with the gardens growing around it
St. Andrew's Castle. Its brick and mortar growing around green.

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