Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Bank Holiday Spiritual Uplift.

It was such a glorious day here in the UK yesterday that I forsook the craft room for a day out at one of my favourite places in all the world. We packed a picnic and our canvas chairs and headed to Tintern Abbey in Monmouthshire. It is a beautiful ruin of the second Cistercian foundation in Britain and the first in Wales. It dates back to 1131 and must have been the most fantasic sight before it was dissolutioned by Henry V111 in 1536. It still feels like entering a sacred church even though the roof has long gone. I thought I would share just a few of the many photographs I took.

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This is the scene  as you enter through the shop.
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Many beautiful doorways, this is looking out through the warming room where the monks used to have a fire from November through to April, bet it was much used!
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Can you imagine these windows filled with magnificent Medieval stain glass?
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So high! It must have been awesome.
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View from the South Transcript. If you listen very carefully you can hear the echoes of the white robed monks filling the space with their singing.
Hope you didn't mind me sharing, I just love this place.Hope you all had a great Monday too! x


  1. Fabulous photos Barb, thanks so much for sharing. I spent the day at a Hels Sheridan class, it was wonderful. Hugs, Anne x

  2. No wonder you love it, looks a fab place to sit in the sun for a picnic and little wander, thanks for the photo's

  3. Lovely photos Barb, thanks for sharing them, Carole Z X

  4. What a fabby place for a picnic...beautiful pics Barb :)