Posts Tagged ‘fountains abbey’

Photo of the Day: Fountains Abbey Ruins

Photo of the Day: Fountains Abbey Ruins

I can’t pinpoint why, but for some reason, this shot of Fountains Abbey reminds me of some of the ruined temples I saw in South East Asia. The architecture, of course, is entirely different, but there’s just something about it…

 

 


Photo of the Day: Fountains Abbey Nave

Photo of the Day: Fountains Abbey Nave

I can only imagine how impressive the nave of Fountains Abbey would have been prior to its ruin. I’m a sucker for gigantic buildings and this place certainly qualifies – the arcades seem to stretch on forever.

 

 


Photo of the Day: Fountains Abbey Bridge

Photo of the Day: Fountains Abbey Bridge

The arch of a bridge near Fountains Abbey.

 

 

 


Photo of the Day: Fountains Abbey Panorama

Photo of the Day: Fountains Abbey Panorama

The massive scale of Fountains Abbey can sometimes only be captured via a panorama (or standing really, really far back from it).

 

 


Photo of the Day: St. Mary’s Church

Photo of the Day: St. Mary's Church

This cute church (St. Mary’s) stands alone near Fountains Abbey. It’s strangely isolated from anything around it, but that, of course, makes for a rather peaceful setting. Some wispy clouds help set the pastoral scene.

 

 


Photo of the Day: Fountains Abbey Refectory

Photo of the Day: Fountains Abbey Refectory

In an attempt to get back into the habit of some photoblogging, may I present you with an image of the Lay Brothers Refectory in Fountains Abbey, North Yorkshire England.

I had the chance to visit both Fountains Abbey and Ripon Cathedral on the way back from the wedding I shot a few weeks ago in North Yorkshire and loved every minute of both of them.

In the few spare minutes I’ve had recently, I’ve been reading an introductory architecture book that helps you to identify various styles and construction methods used over the years and to be able to see its contents in person made the learning experience a lot more vivid than mere pages would.

The next photoblogs will feature the lovely Fountains Abbey and surroundings. They will be followed by a few shots from Ripon Cathedral. And after that? Well, let’s see how this works out and then then I’m sure I’ll be able to find a photo or two (hundred-thousand?) to follow.



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