Tullibardine Chapel and the Art of Motorcyle Maintenance

I had to make the trip to Crieff today to collect the set of tyres for my Beemer, I would have loved to had made the trip through Gleneagles on the bike as it was a glorious day with lots of sunshine and very little wind, however it was not to be. Anyway I stopped off at the medieval church at Tullibardine, near Auchterarder, Perthshire.

I forgot to bring the adaptor to mount the wee G10 onto the big tripod so I ended up with the curious set up of the Gorillapod wrapped around the tripod head with the G10 on top, it done the job and I got my shots, which were all HDR. It had to be HDR because the church was so dark inside with only the light coming through the small windows for illumination.

Tullibardine Chapel

This is the view that you get as you come in the door. There are actually two doors one for the Clergy and the nobility, which is to the right of this picture in the north transept and one just behind this viewpoint, which was for the rabble. The common people stood at the the back of the church in the nave, separated from their betters by a screen or Rood. The Rood ran across the foreground. The High Altar was at the far end of the church and was lit by the two south facing windows.

Tullibardine Chapel

This is the south transept, looking from the north transept. The altar is to the left. The best seats in the centre and the rabble to the right.

Tullibardine Chapel

The view the clergy would have got looking from the high altar towards the nave. the small door at the back was for the tower and belfry.

Tullibardine Chapel

The south transept from the outside.

I spent the afternoon doing the job that no doubt the BMW mechanics gave to the mouthy apprentices, removing the bobbins that hold the floating brake discs on. What a tedious job that turned out to be.

So both discs are off, the broken stud has been drilled out, one set of brake pads has been changed out and it’s ready for the big assembly job tomorrow and hopefully the MoT on Friday morning.

In the UK vehicles over three years old have to undergo a yearly mechanical check, usually referred as the MoT. If it passes then its for for the road, if not then hell mend you if you are caught without one.

Mair tae follow, nae doot…


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