Netley Abbey in a different century

In Pleasure of Ruins / 1 here, I posted some images of Netley abbey, taken around 2011. Today I was chatting with a friend and she showed me a book which had an image of what this place looked like almost exactly 100 years ago….here it is, in part of an image from that book – untidied, unmanicured ….I must get the name to attribute this:

This image compared to mine 100 years later just shows how the late 20th century idea was to tidy things up.

One day, I will continue Pleasure of Ruins series! I only did 8 posts, and there are more places to add.



  1. Nice to see that some things haven’t changed in 100 years, Sue. 🙂
    Best wishes, Pete.

  2. Love you photos, we use to visit a lot, when we lived Botley, Sometimes I think they tidy too much, but better than nothing I suppose 🙂

  3. Your photos are stunning. I vote for you pursuing the series!

  4. Having just returned from Greece, I understand the pleasure of ruins.

  5. I love wandering around ruins like this. I must have a look through my archives as I have a few that I haven’t posted. They make me feel quietly content.

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