May 19, 2006

Rosslyn Chapel


As the eagerly awaited film of Dan Brown's "The Da Vinci Code" is released today in the cinema, I thought I'd bring you inside the intriguing Rosslyn Chapel, in the village of Roslin about 5 miles/8 km south of Edinburgh, where the novel's dénouement takes place. Rosslyn Chapel has long been associated with the Freemasons, the Knights Templar and the search for the Holy Grail. Its carvings leave so many questions unanswered. What is it trying to tell us? How did a chapel founded in 1446 manage to contain carvings of corn - a plant not believed to be discovered by Europeans until Columbus landed in America? Does it still hide the secret of the Holy Grail?

8 comments:

Daniel M. Perez said...

I'd LOVE to go to this chapel. I actually knew about it before the Da Vinci Code (because I watch way too much the Discovery Channel) but completely forgot about it when I visited Edinburgh in 2001. Definitely for the next trip!

eurobrat said...

Beautiful- thank you!

Brian said...

Very intense, thank you for all the links, too...
L

Nerissa said...

Aye me... Such a difficult thing to find such equisite carvings in architecture these days. More's the pity!

I'd love to visit it just for the beauty. I can take or leave what Da Vinci Code relationship there is.

Nicola said...

That's indeed a mysterious place. Great photo!

Carol said...

I'd love to see it just because it seems so beautiful and not because of The DaVinci Code.

Anonymous said...

would you kindly advise nearest railway station from Edi. pls..
Thanks very much for your quick action. A.O

Grant F said...

don't really understand your question but edinburgh has two mainline railway stations, Waverley and Haymarket. All trains stop at Edinburgh Waverley. If you mean how to get to Rosslyn, you need to take a bus. Check with lothian buses or first bus about timetable and busnumbers.