JULY 2005 – Sweetheart Abbey, the ruins of a historic abbey built in the 13th century near Dumfries, Scotland. © Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com
The story behind the image
From Dumfries, we drove down south on the A710 towards Sweetheart Abbey, the beautiful ruins of a church from the 13th century. Its name is linked to the founder of the abbey, a lady named Devorgillade Balliol. She kept the embalmed heart of her husband as a “sweet, silent companion” for the last years of her life. It is said that she has been buried on the grounds of the abbey.
The weather was good, and the morning sun illuminated the ancient red walls with its warm light, almost like confirming the name of the abbey. Nice.
The high resolution image
|Location||Near Dumfries, Scotland|
|Camera||Canon AE-1 Program|
|Image Source||Fuji Slide Film|
|Digital Image Source||EPSON Perfection 4870 Photo|
|Digital Image Source Format||TIFF, 48 bits/pixel, sRGB|
|Edited Image Format||JPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB|
|Edited Image Dimensions||4213 x 6458 Pixels|
|Copyright||© by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com|