We used to walk along the pier then go back along the pier
wall on Sundays in our red gowns after church, usually in
twos, talking and non-talking, a pleasant monk-like ritual.
Out of term time, tourists do the same trek but without the
prequel chapel experience and lacking the mediaeval charm
of the red gown
THE CLOISTERS FOR EXAM RESULTS
This was a serious cloistered place where we came to see our
examination results pinned to the notice boards for all the
world to see. Here is all the world studying our results.
THE CHAPEL DOOR CLOSED AGAINST MARTYRS
Outside the chapel on the cobble stones are printed and
interlinked the letters P H to mark the killing of Patrick
Hamilton. I think he was burned as a heretic. Ah religion,
what cruelties are (still) committed in thy name!
ST. ANDREWS CASTLE WHERE CARDINAL BEATON HUNG OUT
Half-way up the wall is the window out of which the hanged
body of Cardinal Beaton was displayed. He was a Catholic
plenipotentiary who eventually paid the full price of his
unpopularity. Ah, religion etc.
MARRIAGE PARTY IN THE QUAD AFTER THE ROYAL SHOW
The marriage of Prince William and Kate Middleton attracted
fame and focus to the University where the couple met and
fell in love and spent important young years of their lives as
students. Gather ye rosebuds, carpe diem, you’re a long time
dead. Gaudeamus igitur iuvenes dum sumus….. Still a