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    Google Doodles Celebrating Scotland…

    Hi Mairiuna!

    It was truly a pleasure to read your last post triggered by Google Doodle’s commemoration of the 220th birth anniversary of Gioachino Rossini. The music was such a joy to hear!

    Scotland, a Source of Inspiration for Artists : Rossini

    Gioachino Rossini - Google Doodle- 29 February 2012

    Thanks for sharing such great insights about Rossini and the nature of his link with Scotland.

    About your challenging question… 😉

    Dear Janice would you, by any chance, be aware of any other Google Doodle related to Scotland ?

    …well, dear friend, you’ll surely be happy to find out about these Google doodles featuring St-Andrew’s Day on the 30th of November, which also celebrates Scotland’s National Day.

    google-doodle-st-andrews-day-scotland

    Google doodle - St-Andrew's Day - Scotland

    St-Andrew, patron saint of Scotland, was a fisherman and one of the disciples of Jesus responsible for spreading the new faith throughout Asia Minor and Greece.
    St Andrew's Statue - Museum of St-Andrews Cathedral - Scotiana 2006

    St Andrew's Statue - Museum of St-Andrews Cathedral - Scotiana 2006

    ‘He was killed by the Romans in Patras, a city in Greece, by being crucified on an X-shaped cross, which would later become the heraldic symbol known as the Saltire found in Scotland’s flag.

    St Andrew is also the patron saint of fishmongers, singers, spinsters, maidens, old maids and women wishing to become mothers. He is also the patron saint of Greece, Romania, Russia and the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople and therefore celebrated around the world.’

    Source: The Telegraph

    Scotland National Day Google Doodle St-Andrews day

    2009 Google Doodle - St-Andrew's Day

    The elements of the logo depicts St-Andrews, Scotland’s first university. Founded in 1413,  it’s the third oldest in the English-speaking world, reaching it’s 600th year milestone.

    St-Andrews University - Scotland - Scotiana 2006

    St-Andrews University - Scotland - Scotiana 2006

    james-bond-sean-connery-st-andrew-graduateRemember Mairiuna when we visited St-Andrews back in 2006? Marvellous souvenirs… And such beautiful landscape!

    Below are pictures we took of St-Andrews Cathedral’s ruins and St-Andrew’s sarcophagus.

    St Andrews Castle and Cathedral landscape - Scotiana 2006

    St Andrews Castle and Cathedral landscape - Scotiana 2006

    St Andrews Sarcophagus in St Andrews Cathedral Museum, Scotland

    St Andrew's Sarcophagus - St-Andrews Cathedral's Museum - Scotland - Scotiana 2006

    Ruins of St Andrews Cathedral, Scotland - Scotiana 2006

    Ruins of St-Andrews Cathedral and Cimetey- Scotland - Scotiana 2006

    Ruins of St-Andrews Cathedral,Scotland

    Ruins of St-Andrews Cathedral,Scotland - Scotiana 2006

     

    Here are other Google Doodles featuring Scottish Art & Culture:

    160th Birth Anniversary of Robert Louis Stevenson (13 November 2010 - Google Doodle)

    160th Birth Anniversary of Robert Louis Stevenson (13 November 2010 - Google Doodle)

    The above Google doodle depicts on a scroll, the characters from the well known Treasure Island adventures, featuring Long John Silver and his parrot Captain Flint, a nautical compass, a ship, and a pirate’s booty (treasure). Robert Louis Stevenson also wrote Kidnapped and the Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde‘.

    Conan Doyle Google Doodle 2006

    Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Birthday - May 22th - Google Doodle 2006

    Conan Doyle’s  hero detective, Sherlock Holmes had it’s portrait immortalized in a Google doodle as well. 🙂

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    For those interested, all the Google doodles can be viewed here.

    Enjoy!

    Talk soon,

    Janice

     

     

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