Even though it was a little disappointing that photography was not allowed inside the chapel, the souvenire shop alone was enough a compensation for what my camera had missed out. I'd already over spent my budget at this point, and had only enough coins for the bus ride back to catch the coach back to Liverpool. Since I was unable to actually buy anything, I took loads of pictures of the things I might have wanted to take home, if I had more money with me.
目前分類：【蘇格蘭】愛丁堡 Edinburgh (14)
- Mar 23 Mon 2009 20:08
- Mar 18 Wed 2009 08:26
Rosslyn Chapel was the reason why I went to Edinburgh. The journey was long, and the weather was absolutely freezing, but I was overjoyed to have finally made it here. Some of the pictures may be a little blury due to my trembling hands in the cold. You may not enjoy them as much as I enjoy them myself, but I hope that one day, you will all come and see this impressive building yourselves.
- Mar 17 Tue 2009 06:11
此篇為大家由歷史的角度介紹Rosslyn Chapel與聖殿騎士的密切關連。英文部份載至於Frances A. Yates所著之 The Knights Templar in Britian. 由此可得知，Dan Brown所著的『達文西密碼』並不是完完全全天馬行空。有非常多的靈感都是來自於可靠的資料來源。[最主要的：Holy Blood, Holy Grail]而哪些是虛構，哪些是真實的，就讓有興趣的讀者自己去慢慢察覺囉！
This is a historical background introduction to the Chapel. The English extracts are from the book The Knights Templar in Britian, by Frances A. Yates. From this, we can see that Dan Brown wasn't completely making things up on his own. Many of his sources were extremely reliable and thoroughly researched, most notably - Holy Blood, Holy Grail. As for which parts are fiction and which are actual historical facts, that is for you, the reader, to find out on your own. That is, if you are interested.
"Roslin Chapel and the Templar legends are inexorably mixed, even though the chapel was founded over a hundred years after the Order’s suppression. It figures largely in many theories about the Templars, their purpose and survival."1
- Mar 06 Fri 2009 08:20
國家蘇格蘭博物館也是在我們住的youth hostel附近而已。位於Grey Friars正對面。最棒的是：免費入場！來到愛丁堡一定要來這逛逛。因為這一整棟樓一共有八層的展覽可以讓你看個夠！不過這次來真的沒什麼時間慢慢晃。對蘇格蘭歷史文化有興趣的話，一定要抽出至少半天的時間仔細的品嚐每一層樓的展覽。絕對不會讓你失望的！
National Museum of Scotland is located near our youth hostel. It's right across from Grey Friars. Best of all, admission is FREE! If you come to Edinburgh, you must spend some time here. There are eight stories all together, and you are bound to love everything in the museum. However, because of our limited time, we could only have a quick glance at everything. If you happen to be interested in the history and/or culture of Scotland, you must spare at least half a day's time to slowly savor each and every floor. Satisfaction is guaranteed!
- Mar 01 Sun 2009 20:48
在hostel跟我們住同一間房間的兩個女生說他們前一天去找哈利波特。他們找到了作者J.K. Rowling開始起筆的那家coffee shop，還說許多裡面角色的名字靈感都是從這裡來的。其實我跟我朋友早就預計要來好好參觀一下這個『墓地公園』。不過一聽到他們這麼一說，還真想來看看是不是真的有書本裡頭的角色的名字。
The two girls that shared the same room in the hostel told us that they went on a sort-of Harry Potter tour the day before. They found the coffee shop in which the author J.K. Rowling first started writing the story on napkins. When my friend and I passed by the day before, we had already made plans to come and take a closer look at this graveyard the next day. But having heard them say that Rowling had allegedly taken names from here, it made us want to visit it even more.
- Feb 13 Fri 2009 06:35
I can't remember how many pictures I made my camera take from the morning till the afternoon. Up to this point, it had begun to malfunction. It's also because before we reached here, we also went to the National Museum of Scotland, and Lord only knows how many pictures I took there! This is yet another part of my travel note that does not follow chronological order, and that is because there are way too many pictures of the museum that I have not yet figured out the best way to present them yet!
- Jan 17 Sat 2009 22:29
雖然第一次逛城堡是一件很好玩又值得慶祝的經驗，不過原本Edinburgh Castle不是愛丁堡最吸引我的地方。但相信各位應該可以輕易感受到，我一點都不後悔來愛丁堡。城堡之旅，簡直就是『撿到』的好運。因為每件美好的事情都會有連環效應。因為這座城堡，讓我對蘇格蘭歷史開始感興趣。好巧不巧，這一陣子BBC也開始轉撥一系列的蘇格蘭歷史紀錄片。[可用BBC iPlayer觀看。UK限定]
上篇分享的幾乎都是戶外的圖片。下篇分享的大多都是室內的展覽。在St. Margaret禮拜堂裡，有位工作人員正在對旅客解說歷史。不過我沒注意聽。原因是，我剛好開始聽的那段，他正在解說電影『英雄本色』中所描素的William Wallace跟實際歷史有多麼不符合。因為我沒看過那部電影，也知道這是好萊塢喜歡亂改寫歷史的壞習慣，我就沒多注意聽了。
- Jan 10 Sat 2009 06:04
- Jan 06 Tue 2009 08:49
- Jan 02 Fri 2009 06:26
- Dec 24 Wed 2008 07:08
- Dec 22 Mon 2008 04:21
來到這以後，果然是旅遊機會一大堆。光是第一學期就被邀約去Dublin跟Belfast。Dublin沒去的原因有兩個：1.) 那週正好要交essay 2.)要加辦簽證。後來又有朋友邀約去Belfast。雖然不用簽證，但因為老實說，我興趣並不是很大，就推掉了。不過這次來愛丁堡最吸引我的，除了我最想看的Rosslyn Chapel之外，還有就是住宿跟交通完全不用煩惱！我這個懶旅人，當然就一口答應了！