Sweetheart Abbey, Dumfries, Scotland

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

Capture Date24-JUL-2005
LocationNear Dumfries, Scotland
CameraCanon AE-1 Program
Image SourceFuji Slide Film
Digital Image SourceEPSON Perfection 4870 Photo
Digital Image Source FormatTIFF, 48 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions4213 x 6458 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com

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