"SONGS are like painted window-panes!
In darkness wrapp'd the church remains,
If from the market-place we view it;
Thus sees the ignoramus through it.
No wonder that he deems it tame,--
And all his life 'twill be the same.
But let us now inside repair,
And greet the holy Chapel there!
At once the whole seems clear and bright,
Each ornament is bathed in light,
And fraught with meaning to the sight.
God's children! thus your fortune prize,
Be edified, and feast your eyes!"
~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ~
More of my photographs can be seen in the Rosslyn Chapel Set. Further information on ghosts, legends, architecture and history is given under the photographs.
"It has been suggested that Roslin Chapel was deliberately left unfinished as a copy of King Solomon's Temple. As the latter has many, allegorical, Masonic connotations together with the suggestion that the two were in some connected to reinforces that alleged Masonic connection."
The above passage was found on the Rosslyn Templars website which shows a plan of the building.
Further information can be found in the official Rosslyn Chapel