Pleasure of Ruins / 8 Abbaye de Jumieges

One from about a decade ago, whilst journeying back in Northern France, the most imposing abbey of Jumieges. A most majestic 11th century ruin. I thought the structure was not dissimilar to Fountains, but alas in not such an isolated setting.

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  1. A nice look back over your memories, Sue. Works well in B&W too.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  2. Nicely captured. I particularly like the last image.

  3. Quite a impossing abbey, indeed. What is left of it, that is. Great photos – I really like the warm tones you have add to the black and white images.

  4. Looks wonderful in B&W/sepia. 🙂


  5. A lovely series, Sue. The framing and the colouring are both exactly right. Against my usual preferences I like the wholish picture ones more than the details, but they are all indeed pleasureable ruins.

  6. The way you have processed them make me think of old postcards which works well with ruins.

    each stone a past
    once born cathedral

  7. Ruins…such fatal attraction! One cannot get enough of them!!

  8. I lived in a place like that in Brittany and 40-some years later, I still haven’t defrosted. :0)

  9. Yep. It was actually a monastic setting, constructed in that style in the 1830’s. I was a nun. Ha! It had all sorts of history including that the Nazi’s occupied its towers during WWII. And it was cold!

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