Friday, September 19, 2008


This magnet is a mini Wallace Monument all the way from Scotland. Remember Braveheart? Probably one of the best movies ever made.
The monument commemorates William Wallace, the 13th century Scottish hero. All this info was obtained from Wikipedia. The National Wallace Monument (generally known as the Wallace Monument) is a tower standing on the summit of Abbey Craig, a hilltop near Stirling in Scotland.

The tower was constructed following a fundraising campaign which accompanied a resurgence of Scottish national identity in the 19th century. In addition to public subscription, it was partially funded by contributions from a number of foreign donors, including Italian national leader Giuseppe Garibaldi.

Completed in 1869 to the designs of architect John Thomas Rochead, the monument is a 220 foot sandstone tower, built in the Victorian Gothic style. It stands on the Abbey Craig, a volcanic crag above Cambuskenneth Abbey, from which Wallace was said to have watched the gathering of the army of English king Edward I, just before the Battle of Stirling Bridge.

A number of artifacts believed to belong to Wallace are on display inside the monument, including the Wallace Sword, a 5 foot 6 inch-long claymore.

This magnet was a gift from Nik Yurni (pic below, blue oval) which she bought for me during her trip earlier this year to Scotland.

Where from: Scotland

Where now: Home. Hafiz likes to play with it. Good thing that the magnet is very sturdy.

Who: Nik Yurni Nik Mustapha of Nottingham

When: 2008

Wow factor: #211

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