Posts Tagged: abbey

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

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

Pleasure of Ruins / 5 Jervaulx Abbey

5 years ago, I ventured North to see a longstanding friend who I see all too rarely these days. Whilst there I got to revisit Rievaulx Abbey, and this enchanting, privately owned abbey, also one of the great Cistercian abbeys

Pleasure of Ruins / 5 Jervaulx Abbey

5 years ago, I ventured North to see a longstanding friend who I see all too rarely these days. Whilst there I got to revisit Rievaulx Abbey, and this enchanting, privately owned abbey, also one of the great Cistercian abbeys

Pleasure of Ruins / 4 Rievaulx Abbey

My first two ruins in this series were abbeys, and here’s another one – the most majestic Cistercian abbey of Rievaulx in North Yorkshire. This time, I haven’t converted the images to monochrome as I think this place is best in

Pleasure of Ruins / 4 Rievaulx Abbey

My first two ruins in this series were abbeys, and here’s another one – the most majestic Cistercian abbey of Rievaulx in North Yorkshire. This time, I haven’t converted the images to monochrome as I think this place is best in

Black & White Sunday: Darkness and Light

Today, Paula has invited us to “look for some light and shadow, for drama, for moody or even harsh lighting. The theme of this black and white photo challenge is DARKNESS and LIGHT.” I have previously posted some images that

Black & White Sunday: Darkness and Light

Today, Paula has invited us to “look for some light and shadow, for drama, for moody or even harsh lighting. The theme of this black and white photo challenge is DARKNESS and LIGHT.” I have previously posted some images that

Autumn stroll..

I’m later than most with my seasonal images, but I thought I would create a post or two… Yesterday, I posted a view from the Gothic Temple folly at Painshill Park (as my weekly entry for the Lingering Look at

Autumn stroll..

I’m later than most with my seasonal images, but I thought I would create a post or two… Yesterday, I posted a view from the Gothic Temple folly at Painshill Park (as my weekly entry for the Lingering Look at

Lingering Look at Windows

Well, here we are again for another Thursday Lingering Look at Windows….Following on from my posting last week, here as promised are some modern stained glass windows. At Fontfroide abbey, I was most taken by the beautiful swirling patterns in

Lingering Look at Windows

Well, here we are again for another Thursday Lingering Look at Windows….Following on from my posting last week, here as promised are some modern stained glass windows. At Fontfroide abbey, I was most taken by the beautiful swirling patterns in

Lingering Look at Windows

Shortly after belatedly posting a set of windows for last week’s challenge over at The Day After, here I am posting this week’s set for Lingering look at Windows…. I was going to post some stained glass from my travels

Lingering Look at Windows

Shortly after belatedly posting a set of windows for last week’s challenge over at The Day After, here I am posting this week’s set for Lingering look at Windows…. I was going to post some stained glass from my travels