Friday, July 6, 2018

Out of the Jurisdiction: Orkney

Moving south, to Orkney.  There are 70 islands in the Orkney Islands, 20 of which are inhabited.


Fishing, oil, dairy and tourism all play significant roles in Orkney's economy,
but production of beef is Orkney's #1 industry.
There are 90,000 cows on the islands.


The Ring of Brodnar is an impressive neolithic monument from 5,000 years ago.
A perfect circle 103 meters across, with 60 equally spaced tall stones, with 27 stones surviving.
This part of Orkney is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.


St. Magnus Cathedral is an imposing structure towering over Kirkwall, Orkney's biggest city.
It was begun in 1137 and construction added to it for centuries.
Today it is owned by the municipality, not the church.

3 comments:

RedPat said...

Thank you for this tour, Jack! I'm sure I will never be there so it is great to see your pics.

William Kendall said...

The cathedral is quite impressive!

bill burke said...

So nice to see places I haven't seen before. Thanks, Jack!