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Ruins in Green The Holyrood Abbey in Edinburgh. Lovely green, isnt it?

The ruins of Holyrood Abbey in Edinburgh, Scotland. •❤° Nims °❤•

Holyrood Abbey, Scotland. Ris an old word for a type of Christian cross, bearing a lower cross-bar as well as the main upper cross-bar. It therefore means the cross which Jesus Christ was crucified upon; thus the name Holyrood is equivalent to "Holy Cross."

beautiful image of Holyrood Abbey ruins ... Edinburgh, Scotland. Photo by David P. of Light and Dark, Flickr

Holyrood (means "Holy Cross") Abbey in Scotland. Reportedly, Robert the Bruce held parliament here. Multiple invading armies damaged the Abbey, which was finally plundered during the Scottish Reformation in 1559. I know it was important to make the point of rejecting wrongful worship, but, couldn't the just put a padlock on the door?

The Palace of Holyroodhouse, also known as Holyrood Palace, is the official residence of the monarch in Scotland.

Holyrood Abbey, Scotland--ever see a picture like this and wonder about all the souls that have passed this way in all the years and years? Hauntingly beautiful.