The Lands of John Knox tour

Wauwatosa Presbyterian Church Choir

June 16 - 26, 2005

Send-off Concert at the Church: June 12, 2005


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Handbells choir in performance: 80 KB
digital photos courtesy Jim Courtwright


Edinburgh | Perth | St. Andrews | Alnwick | York | Stratford-Upon-Avon | Oxford | London

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Scotland

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Edinburgh   http://www.edinburgh.org/
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On our way from Glasgow to Edinburgh by motor coach.
  

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Someone famous once lived here...
  

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The Palace of Holyroodhouse at the end of the Royal Mile.
  

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The new Scottish Parliament: exterior.
  

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The new Scottish Parliament: interior.
  

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Martha Stoner and Martha Brown practicing inside St. Giles Cathedral.
  

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The front of our Ramada Mount Royal hotel in Edinburgh.
  

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The approach to Edinburgh Castle.
  

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Note the security guards in plaid trousers and a kilt at the entrance to Edinburgh Castle.
  

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Looking out east to the city and the ocean.
  

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Ken at one of the old cannons on the north side of the castle.
  

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LeRoy at the approach to the highest part of the castle.
  

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Another view looking east towards New Town and the Firth.
  

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The round tower portion of Edinburgh Castle.
  

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The upper courtyard with the war memorial chapel in the background.
  

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A typical Royal Post mail box.
  

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Ken at the entrance with multiple gates.
  

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A shot of the nave in St. Giles Cathedral.
  

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A side view of the altar at St. Giles Cathedral.
  

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One of the side areas in St. Giles Cathedral.
  

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Close-up of the altar at St. Giles Cathedral.
  

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Exterior view of St. Giles showing all the renovation scaffolding.
  

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Exterior view of St. Giles showing all the renovation scaffolding.
  

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Pastor Jim Rand outside a shop across the street from St. Giles Cathedral.
  

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Ken holding an international edition of USA TODAY while standing across the street from St. Giles Cathedral.
  

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We came across this street band with large drums and a bagpiper. Note the lad selling copies of their music on CDs!
  

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Another photo of the same group.  (Jim Rand bought one of their CDs!)
  

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A view looking down the Royal Mile towards Holyrood Palace with the John Knox house on the left.
  

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A close-up view of the John Knox house.
  

Perth
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The exterior of St. John's Kirk.
  

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Another shot from the same angle.
  

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The interior of the nave at St. John's Kirk.
  

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A closer view showing the chancel area of St. John's Kirk with the small chapel past the choir screen.
  

St. Andrews
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St. Andrews the Old Course.  Note the bleachers being set up for the British Open.
  

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A side view of the club house.  Note the ocean behind.
  

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A similar view with Ken in the foreground and the gift shop to the right.
  

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Ken at a flag they've placed there for visitors to get a "Kodak moment" with the famous club house behind him.
  

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The approach to the ruins of St. Andrews Castle.
  

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The interior courtyard of St. Andrews Castle looking out over the ocean.
  

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Another view from the castle ruins.
  

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A view from the castle ruins looking southeast to the ruins of St. Andrews Cathedral.
  

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An old church tower with the cathedral ruins to the right.
  

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More of the cathedral ruins from where the high altar would have been.
  

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A view of the castle ruins looking northwest from the cathedral ruins.
  

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The border between Scotland and England (on the east coast) as marked by the two flags.
  

England

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Alnwick
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The beautiful gardens and large waterfall at Alnwick Castle Gardens.
  

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Front view of Alnwick Castle, inhabited continuously by the Percy family since the 13th century.
  

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Another view of Alnwick Castle.
  
A partial list of the films that have been shot at Alnwick (pronounced "Annick") Castle
      Becket starring Richard Burton and Peter O'Toole
    Mary Queen of Scots starring Vanessa Redgrave
    Ivanhoe starring Anthony Andrews and Sam Neil
    Robin Hood - Prince of Thieves starring Kevin Costner
    Elizabeth starring Cate Blanchett and Joseph Fiennes
    Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
    Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets
  

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The Inner Bailey (courtyard) view of Alnwick Castle looking towards Record Tower (center) and the Constable's Tower (extreme left).
  

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The Outer Bailey (where the regimental band parades and performs) looking towards the main gate.
  

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The Royal Northumberland Fusiliers practice in the Outer Bailey (courtyard).
  

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The central core of the castle housing the State Rooms.
The chapel is the portion with the white roof.
  

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The Fusiliers practice lining up in straight rows.
  

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An Army photographer takes a digital photo of the Royal Northumberland Fusiliers.
  

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Another exterior view of the State Rooms with the white roofed chapel and the Library to it's left.
  

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A Fusilier has his photo taken in front of the Knight Harry Hotspur statue just outside the stables.
  

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Ken standing outside Alnwick Castle on the way to the gardens.
  

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One of the many delightful animated water fountains that children enjoy in the garden.
  

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The same fountain, but in a different mode. Children try to out-guess when it will change modes and drench them with water!
  

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A fountain the shape of a large champagne glass.
  

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A large "C" shaped fountain.
  

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Malcomb and his coach waiting for us just outside the Alnwick Gardens.
  

York   http://www.cityofyork.com/tourinfo/home.htm
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The Shambles street in the oldest part of York.
  
Jorvik Viking Centre   http://www.jorvik-viking-centre.co.uk/trialsplash2.htm

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A view of the York Minster (cathedral) from the Roman wall that encompasses the oldest part of York.
  

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The front view of York Minster.
  

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Inside the nave of York Minster.
  

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Another view of York Minster's interior.
  

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Another view of York Minster's interior.
  

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A view from the choir stalls forward towards the high altar in York Minster.
  

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While we were there the choir and organist rehearsed for a funeral to be held in York Minster that afternoon.
  

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The outside of our ultra-contemporary Quality Hotel.
Note the old Roman gatehouse in the distance.
  

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The inside of St. Columba's with New Lendal United Reformed Church in York where we performed one of our long concerts.
The handbell choir is practicing.
  

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The choir in performance.
(Photos taken with my camera by Jim Courtwright.)
  

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A view of our choir from the church's balcony.
  

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Anothe view from the balcony showing Martha Stoner speaking to the audience.
  

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Soloist Marilyn Minor in "City Called Heaven".
  

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Martha Stoner acknowledging Martha Brown at the piano.
  

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As we drove south from York, our coach driver Malcomb pointed out three power stations within sight of each other. These two were right next to each other.
  

Stratford-Upon-Avon
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Our first view of Anne Hathaway's cottage.
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Another view of the front of the Hathaway cottage.
  

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The view of the front garden as we exited the cottage tour.
  

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Looking straight ahead from the cottage towards the front garden.
  

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A look back towards the cottage.
  

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The Royal Shakespeare Theatre along the banks of the Avon River.
  

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The Swan Theatre to the south of the RSC.
  

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Here is a close-up view of one of the towers that make up The Swan Theatre.
  

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The River Avon immediately behind the Royal Shakespeare and The Swan Theatres.
Note the swans and the very long, thin, canal boat.
  

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Another view of the River Avon near a bridge by the downtown district.
  

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The outside of Shakespeare's home. The left portion was used as a tavern for a short period of time.
  

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During the detailed tour of the home, we saw this mock-up of a writing desk, perhaps where he wrote plays.
  

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A view of the back of the house and its gardens.
  

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Another view of the back of Shakespeare's home.
  

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A view from the southeast looking at the front of Shakespeare's home.
During his boyhood, his father used the southeast corner of the house for his glove making & selling business.
  

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Oxford
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Oxford Virtual tour   http://www.chem.ox.ac.uk/oxfordtour/

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The outside of the Divinity School within the Bodleian Library at Oxford University.
  

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Inside the same chapel. Note the highly intricate ceiling.
  

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A photo looking straight up at the same detailed ceiling.
  

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The profile of this building is widely recognized as the home of the Oxford University Press.
  

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At Hertford College is a "Bridge of Sighs" (similar to the one in Venice, Italy) that links the Old Quad to the New Quad.
  

London
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Ken standing outside St. Paul's Cathedral on the southeast corner.
Note the scaffolding for the exterior cleaning of the cathedral.
  

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The classic view of Britain's Parliament building with the clock tower. The clock itself is called Big Ben.
  

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From Westminster Bridge, this is the view of the Old County Hall and the London Eye, built for the Millenium celebration by British Airways.
  

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Another view of the London Eye from the side. Each gondola holds 10 to 20 people fo the thirty minute ride.
  

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Outside Whitehall and Defence Department is a mounted horse guard. Tourists enjoy having their picture taken here, just blocks from Parliament and No. 10 Downing Street.
  

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Famous Trafalgar Square, the center of modern London. Directly south (behind the photographer) is Whitehall where all the main government buildings are and further south, Parliament Square.
  

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The daily changing of the guard ceremony at Buckingham Palace.
  

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The Logansport Children's Choir performing at Victoria Embankment Gardens on the north bank of the Thames River.
  

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Ken outside the Cabinet War Rooms in a bunker under one of the government buildings just one block south of No. 10 Downing Street.
  
  

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A side view of the choir while singing at Southwark Cathedral on the south bank of the Thames River.
  

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A front view of the choir while singing at Southwark Cathedral on the south bank of the Thames River.

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