The Night Stair

Once there was a stairwell here, which the monks of the Melrose Abbey would descend every morning from their dormitory behind the doorway for their morning prayers.  Then they would return to the dormitory to get the rest of their night’s sleep.  No telling where those stones are now…in the wall of somebody’s stately home, perhaps…

The Night Stair 140530Since yesterday’s post was so well received, here’s another from the “Portals Of Stone” series – Melrose Abbey in @ScotBorders region. The monks lived in a dormitory behind the upper doorway, and descended the now extinct stairs at 2AM every day for morning prayers.
The GPS Coordinates are 55.5980° N, 2.7310° W since Instagram will only let me tag “nearby” locations, and I’m not there now…. <*sigh*> more at http://ift.tt/1koYz4J
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