Pleasure of Ruins / 11 – Time travel to Valle Crucis

I have just retitled this, as it seemed appropriate to add the post to a series I started some years ago.

Yesterday, Becky posted ‘A Thursday throwback’ which in turn led to ‘Time Travel in Wales’ with an image of the inimitable minimal remaining walls of Valle Crucis abbey….and I said I would dig my images out.
So here they are.

Taken on a lateish September afternoon in the mid 1980s on B/W film (probably Ilford Microphen – I would need to find the negatives), on a day with fugitive sunshine.

I think the first image with the arch must have been taken from the Chapter house that Becky has an image of, but I have NO recollection of that building at all.


  1. maristravels

    Ah, the old Ilford. What memories that evokes. Lovely ruins, well suited to black and white.

  2. Great details from that film.

  3. The B&W seems to suit those ruins rather nicely, Sue.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  4. Atmospheric in black and white. Impressed that you dug them out, Sue 🙂 🙂

  5. Keep the Time Travel coming!

  6. What great ruins, Sue. And perfect in black and white

  7. The Abbey that hides in the valley…… I often wonder how many folk who hurtle past on the A5 know its there. Tranquil and contemplative location 🙂

  8. Absolutely lovely, Sue – perfect in B&W

  9. Hi Sue, I so adore your composition and framing on this photo. You chose well to use B&W film on this photo. I’m impressed. 😀 😀

  10. Pre-empting stone! Lovely lovely photos

  11. oh these are marvellous – so glad my throwback inspired you to dig these out. And isn’t it fascinating how we remember different things from a visit. Maybe that part of the ruins were inaccessible when you went

  12. How cool is this post — I never knew there was a Valle Crucis abbey. I guess this is why we all love to blog and post pictures — we’re learning so much about what the world holds.

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