The St Magnus Cathedral: love the red and yellow stone
The impressive doorway
Of course I have to snap any image of my buddy Olaf, the viking saint
He mostly seemed more viking than saint, but hey — it was all in the name of religion I guess
Magnus is better known as a viking too, Orkney’s fine with that.
In fact they’re proud of their viking heritage: I saw more Norwegian flags than saltires flying.
This monument to St George marks another even odder church
This church was built during WWII by Italian POWs.
Hard to believe it was once a quonset hut!
Photographing Amy photographing something else.
We saw what looked like standing stones on top of a hill and investigated to find the Cuween Hill Cairn where prehistoric people and their dogs were buried.
You get a lovely view including two islands famous as viking arenas for battle.
The ‘stones’ ended up being stacked stones of varying sizes.
When you have a lot of rocks, you incorporate them into your constructions.