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.
Ah, the old Ilford. What memories that evokes. Lovely ruins, well suited to black and white.
They really were, Pete
Great details from that film.
Thanks, Jude….that first ‘good’ SLR, a Canon Ftb still amazes me with the quality of the image resolution
The B&W seems to suit those ruins rather nicely, Sue.
Best wishes, Pete.
Atmospheric in black and white. Impressed that you dug them out, Sue 🙂 🙂
Oh, I had them on the iMac, and located them quite easily!
Keep the Time Travel coming!
Or return to “Pleasure of Ruins”….. but pleased you like this, Margaret!
We know all about the pleasure of (being) ruins, don’t we Sue? 😉
I’ve always loved the pleasures ruins bring, but as for being a ruin, that’s no pleasure….grin and bear it, I say
What great ruins, Sue. And perfect in black and white
Thanks, Debbie….those were the days I dabbled in black and white…
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 🙂
Indeed…. Monasteries and abbeys were built in such serene locations
Absolutely lovely, Sue – perfect in B&W
Thank you, Ann Christine! I thought you would like this
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. 😀 😀
Pre-empting stone! Lovely lovely photos
I thought you would enjoy these, Meg!l
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
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.
Well, Rusha, I couldn’t agree more about blogging…I have met so many people virtually, taken virtual glimpses into places I will never travel to, and actually met fellow bloggers in real life as well….in Sweden and Poland as well as here in England!
I guess we’re hooked!!