Posts Tagged ‘yorkshire’

Photo of the Day: Ripon Cathedral Clock

Photo of the Day: Ripon Cathedral Clock

This clock near the entrance of Ripon Cathedral caught my eye on my way out. This was one of those instances where the light worked perfectly in the setting. It highlighted all the right places and left enough shadow to create some mystery.

 

 


Photo of the Day: Ripon Cathedral Interior

Photo of the Day: Ripon Cathedral Interior

A panoramic view of the choir of Ripon Cathedral.

 

 

 


Photo of the Day: Ripon Cathedral Exterior

Photo of the Day: Ripon Cathedral Exterior

In addition to being a sucker for massive buildings, I have a soft spot for ancient ones as well. Maybe it’s because, in my home city of Calgary, a building qualifies as old if it has a mere few decades under its belt. Maybe it’s because I grew up reading Tolkien and subconsciously romanticized every stone building I would ever see. Maybe it’s the echoes of a past life. Or maybe just simple nostalgia.

Whatever the reason, I can’t get enough of England’s centuries-old cathedrals. Ripon Cathedral has gone through a number of iterations, but it was begun in 672. I’d say that qualifies as sufficiently aged for me to get giddy at the sight of it.


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.


Photos of Brimham Rocks

The yorkshire Dales are a magical place and Brimham Rocks is a good example of the little treasures you can find the parks expansive hills. Formed by eons of erosion, these enormous stones stand in strange formations that are perfect for both timid and brave adventurers – kids and rocks climbers can both expect a good day.

I visited last weekend and I’ve put up a small gallery of shots from a day spent wandering between giant stones. Check out my Brimham Rocks photos here.

Brimham Rocks

Brimham Rocks



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