Re: Re: Royal Visit
Embra, as you well know. Odd how the Viceroys came up with the quite homely and oddly sterile Aras rather than an Old Irish version of Balmoral or Holyrood (= ‘Holy Cross’ after the Abbey originally on the site). Holyrood has at its core a 16th C royal residence, but it does brood (or sulk) somewhat at the foot of the Royal Mile.
There is a nice little vignette of a heraldic lion (rampant) on one of the entrances, sticking out a very red tongue at the other Holyrood, our still rather nouveau parliament, as if to say ‘I know who’s boss…’