11 April, 2013

{this memory} 78

This is the story behind last Monday's {this moment}.

Well, we're in Scotland. Specifically just outside Edinburgh. With my family, I was visiting for a few days.

My older daughter and I are Dan Brown (no relation) fans and loved The Da Vinci Code. In the image you see the *Apprentice Pillar in Rosslyn Chapel which figured so much in the conclusion of the novel.

We had some difficulty getting there. Bus service was disrupted because many streets were blocked off for a parade by those demonstrating against the G-8 summit meeting at the Gleneagles Hotel in Auchterarder, about 30 miles (via crow) from Edinburgh.

We got there, nevertheless, after a bit of a hike. It was a truly beautiful setting, and I had enjoyed another wonderful adventure with one of my beautiful daughters.

I am filled with wonderful memories and am a most fortunate man.

*"The "Apprentice Pillar" gets its name from an 18th century legend involving the master mason in charge of the stonework in the chapel and his young apprentice. According to the legend, the master mason did not believe that the apprentice could perform the complicated task of carving the column without seeing the original which formed the inspiration for the design. The master mason travelled to see the original himself, but upon his return was enraged to find that the upstart apprentice had completed the column anyway. In a fit of jealous anger the mason took up his mallet and struck the apprentice on the head, killing him." (Wikipedia)