Category Archives: religious architecture

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

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

A tantalising peek…

A peek through some intricately carved columns at Elne Cathedral: Linked to Weekly photo challenge here

A tantalising peek…

A peek through some intricately carved columns at Elne Cathedral: Linked to Weekly photo challenge here

Late September Afternoon Light, Glendalough

I love it when the right light comes my way! As I do like quoting “It’s all about the light” – utterly, completely. Imagine my delight when I arrived in photography heaven in Glendalough…wonderful old monastic ruins and late afternoon

Late September Afternoon Light, Glendalough

I love it when the right light comes my way! As I do like quoting “It’s all about the light” – utterly, completely. Imagine my delight when I arrived in photography heaven in Glendalough…wonderful old monastic ruins and late afternoon

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A lone figure seen in the churchyard at St Mullins in Ireland:

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A lone figure seen in the churchyard at St Mullins in Ireland:

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Just as I was lining up the arch in the Monastic gateway at Glendalough marvelling at the late afternoon light, a man walked into shot (would have been even better were he walking away from me, towards the light!!):

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Just as I was lining up the arch in the Monastic gateway at Glendalough marvelling at the late afternoon light, a man walked into shot (would have been even better were he walking away from me, towards the light!!):

Pleasure of Ruins / 7 Jerpoint Abbey

Another marvellous old abbey ruin – alas not a great deal of it still standing. Jerpoint abbey was founded in 1160, and colonised by Cistercian monks soon after. It follows the conventional Cistercian layout, but many of the buildings in

Pleasure of Ruins / 7 Jerpoint Abbey

Another marvellous old abbey ruin – alas not a great deal of it still standing. Jerpoint abbey was founded in 1160, and colonised by Cistercian monks soon after. It follows the conventional Cistercian layout, but many of the buildings in

Glendalough – It’s all about the LiGht (CFFC Letter G)

Here are a couple of images taken at the 6th Century monastic settlement in Glendalough, Co Wicklow, Ireland. The light was stunning on a late September afternoon. I posted my first image from this place a short while ago, and

Glendalough – It’s all about the LiGht (CFFC Letter G)

Here are a couple of images taken at the 6th Century monastic settlement in Glendalough, Co Wicklow, Ireland. The light was stunning on a late September afternoon. I posted my first image from this place a short while ago, and