cotysloan Holy Place Series V // The arches of Melrose Abbey. Too grand and beautiful to describe. The craftsmanship that went into building a place like this is unmatched by modern technology. 3d

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cotysloan Holy Place Series IV // This has to be my favorite colored stained glass. Colored perfectly by creation.
#glass #window #leaves #cathedral #chapel #stone #explore #exploregram #holyplace #light #beauty #simplicity
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cotysloan Holy Place Series III // This is the pulpit at one of my favorite churches in the world. It is made of solid wood an I wish I could pack it in my bag and bring it home with me next time. Special memories have been made in this place and I finally got to share it with some people one of my Scotland/Wales tours last fall. This is the magnificent and humble St. Bueno's Church in Wales. My first time visiting, I just sat and sang songs in the empty Chapel by myself for about an hour. It was a beautiful moment that will be with me from now until forever. 2w

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cotysloan Holy Place Series II // Known as "The Marble Church," St. Margaret's Church in Bodelwyddan, Wales is a beautiful sight. The foundation stone was laid in 1856 and giant pillars of Belgian Red marble, and a nave entrance of Anglesey marble, help to give it it's name. More than 112 WWI service personnel are commemorated here, with 80 of the Graves belonging to Canadians. 2w

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cotysloan Holy Place Series I // This is what I in countered on my very first visit to Dryburgh Abbey in Scotland. And you can understand why it soon became one of my favorite places to visit. The preserved history in this place was incredible, and I even took a few minutes to sing in the underground Chapel... The acoustics were unreal. 2w

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cotysloan Excited for my next series 'Holy Place,' and it seems an appropriate weekend to start it. This series will feature photos from different churches and cathedrals from the Celtic Isles. I'm excited for this one. 2w

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cotysloan Fauna Series VIII // My 700th post & my final shot of the series. I love deer. This is an Irish Red deer. He is a protected fella who was lying down in the grass taking a bit of a rest, but man was he ever majestic. I love taking in details when I travel, both large (like mountains and oceans) and small (like tulips and deer.) They say that love is in the details, and so when I travel I do my best to take it all in! 3w

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cotysloan Fauna Series VII // Meet Spot. Although I've only spent about 2 hours with him, he's very special to me. While on my very first trip to Ireland, my friends and I stopped at a place called White Strand Beach on the Ring of Kerry. As we arrived, moments later, out of nowhere this dog comes up to us. He was incredibly friendly and hung out with us for well over an hour. Then, on a return trip in 2012, two years later, I'm with a large tour group and out of the blue, at the same beach spot, Spot comes running up to me as if he was waiting. It was the sweetest and most gracious sign from the Lord. 3w

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cotysloan Fauna Series VI // While I was driving in the middle of nowhere in New Zealand, I had to pull over. These guys were rather interested in my presence, and I was rather interested in theirs. It was one of those moments when you're looking through your lens thinking, "I can't believe I'm looking at this." 3w

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cotysloan Fauna Series V // This beautiful lamb was out in the middle of the Fjordlands National Park in New Zealand. After about thirty seconds of posing he ran off to be with his mother. 4w

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cotysloan Fauna Series IV // During a trip to Michigan last autumn, two doe were just hanging out on the edge of the Woods. They weren't too skiddish, they hung out long enough to capture a few shots. 4w

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cotysloan Fauna Series III // As far as dwellings are concerned, this is hard to beat. As I hiked from Doolin to the top of the Cliffs of Moher, I came across these stunning horses. When I travel abroad, I always keep a bag of apples or carrots in the car and feed horses as I go. Just a little unknown fact about me. 4w

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cotysloan Fauna Series II // While in Scotland, this was one of these National Geographic moments. I pulled my car over and got my camera out. These rams were ready to face off. They looked each other in the eye and then proceeded to back up from one another. I was lost in the middle of mountains and it was so quiet. Then in the middle of this peaceful field, it happened. At full speed they raced toward one another and... Crack! The sound of there heads and racks colliding, echoed around the mountainside. After seven or eight rounds, they decided they had had enough. It was one of those moments I will never forget. 4w

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cotysloan Fauna Series I // This fella, just outside of Auckland, wanted some of my fish and chips... Not gonna happen seagull. 4w

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cotysloan Naturally my next series has to be Fauna. How can you do Flora without Fauna? Here's a look at some of my favorite and most meaningful animal encounters around the globe. It all starts with this horse who probably has the best piece of land in all of Ireland to call home. Let's get real, he lives on a cliff with green grass and the open ocean expanding behind him. #ireland 4w

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cotysloan Flora Series VI // The final photo for this series comes from the stunning Powerscourt Estate where the tulips are just about as stunning as the massive estate in Ireland. 1mon

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cotysloan Flora Series V // Now this is gonna throw you for a loop. These are the awesome and stunning Italian Renaissance gardens at the Hamilton Gardens in New Zealand. And next to that is the Gardens of India and then the Japanese Gardens. A stunning place to visit! 1mon

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cotysloan Flora Series IV // These wildflowers in Auckland were stunning. I just love the array of colors flowers bring to our world. I don't understand when someone can just glance at these and not be happier because of it. 1mon

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cotysloan Flora Series III // While in New Zealand, I stumbled upon the National rose festival in Hamilton, where over 100 types of roses were on display from all over the world. There were large areas for each type of rose, and so all in there were thousands of roses all over the place, but this one stood out. Although you can't see the scale, the bloom was the size of my hand with fingers open. And the fragrance... Unforgettable. 1mon

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cotysloan Flora Series II // This is the Orange Montbretia, my favorite flower. Makes me smile just to look at them. These wildflowers grow all over the roadsides in Ireland during the fall. They are bright, beautiful, and grow in abundance. These are on my list of favorite things in the world... Just in case you were wondering. 1mon

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