NJ9308 : St Machar's Cathedral

taken 10 years ago, near to Old Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Great Britain

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St Machar's Cathedral
St Machar's Cathedral
The cathedral stands at the heart of the oldest part of Old Aberdeen, overlooking Seaton Park. The church has a 6th century foundation and legend has it that St Machar was commanded by God in a dream to establish it where the River Don curved in the shape of a bishop's crosier - this cannot be true, however, because bishops did not then have shaped crosiers. There is some doubt as to the identity of St Machar; traditionally he was supposed to have been a companion of St Columba on his journey to Iona, but recent research has suggested that the name actually refers to more than one person.
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Saturday, 7 November, 2009   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 14 November, 2009
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Cathedral   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NJ 938 087 [100m precision]
WGS84: 57:10.1570N 2:6.1802W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NJ 938 087
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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