Good Morning Everyone,
This is the Abbey of Bon Repot, on the banks of the Nantes to Brest Canal.
It was a Cistercian Abbey, built in the 12th century.
For the last 25 years, the ruins of the abbey have been used as a great theatre to house a production tracing the history of Brittany. The production takes place in summer and is staged for several nights.
Sadly. we have never been there when the production has occurred but if you follow this link there are some fine shots and good historical notes about the production.
Even if you cannot see the show, the ruin is an interesting place to visit during daytime. There are a couple of artisan shops nearby and an outdoor café.
Best wishes from a very wet and windy N.W. England, Bev :-)
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lousat (95838) 2013-10-02 0:50
Hi Bev,a beautiful capture of the ruins of this nice Abbey,i thought that this pic comes from England...ehehe....but now i know,reading your interesting note.A perfect choice of point of view for a complete view and the usual excellent quality despite the cloudy day.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
pajaran (64374) 2013-10-02 1:21
Interesantan tekst o starom manastiru, sa datim podacima i istorijom ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, kontrast, lepe boje.
Dobar rad, lepo pokazana rusevina i detalji na fasadi.
Ostala je rusevina i secanje.
Imajte lep i uspesan dan, sve najbolje.
An interesting article on the old convent, with the given data and history ...
A good time recording, contrast, beautiful colors.
Good work, beautiful ruins and details shown on the facade.
She stayed rubble and memories.
Have a great and successful day, all the best.
ikeharel (76075) 2013-10-02 2:29
Good morning Beverly,
Took your advise and visited the offered link - An interesting initiative how best to use the old place ruins, for entertainment.
Here we see the place, roof-lees, and I have an assumption, that the 12th century roof was made of wood, and during years past - it simply either disintegrated or gone under fire, or both - so many abby's in england and Scotland are with no roof above.
Great and interesting note about, fine pic. as well.
jhm (157854) 2013-10-02 3:08
Almost not to believe that in these interior of ruins a theatre productions become given.
This have to give a very nice spectacle, certainly during the night.
Lovely perspective image, with pleasant colours too.
Excellent composition, nice captured.
Very well done, TFS.
jemaflor (101273) 2013-10-02 4:02
Good pov on these ruins, sharpness is perfect and the light managed too, tfs.
williewhistler (16412) 2013-10-02 4:05
the lovely details of the ruined Abbey would suggest that the weather was a little nicer back then than now.
You have taken the shot from just the right angle,giving a good impression of the grandeur of the Abbey before it reached it`s present sorry state.
The few people are nicely positioned to add interest and scale without intruding into the image.
Kind regards Les.
gervaso (16459) 2013-10-02 4:22
The show must be great, but the picture of the place with hardly any tourists is beautiful, captured with very good colors and sharpness! Very interesting place! Wonderful composition!
Sergiom (85977) 2013-10-02 5:21
Un point de vue parfait pour jouir d'une belle lumière qui fait ressortir les détails de cet immeuble en ruine. Le ciel est parfait pour l'avantager.
Nicou (148412) 2013-10-02 5:44
quelle abbaye sueprbe iamge et compo merveilleuse vue et iamge quel architecture et rendu sur la pierre fantastique captage et iamge.
Bravo et amitiéNiocou
timecapturer (49288) 2013-10-02 6:00
there is something strange mystical and fascinating about ruined abbeys. This one looks amazing and your capture is both enticing and superbly detailed. There are so many in the UK and it is strange to think of some being elsewhere in Europe. Magnificent!
macondo (19780) 2013-10-02 6:42
Nicely cropped photo, and a well composed one, too. The angle of the path, the inclusion of the people, the tight control of the light, make for a pleasing view of the old abbey. It's not always easy to make a good picture of a structure like this, and some would be tempted to dazzle with too much contrast and colour saturation, but you got it just right. Good note, too.
Periko (6098) 2013-10-02 9:15
Interesting and big ruins, shown from a good angle and with nice colors.
A ruined building is an interesting subject, no doubt. Well done.
ChrisJ (117197) 2013-10-02 9:53
The diagonal grey road adds good lead in lines to the ruin and superb dynamism. The people add scale and the diffused light in the shaded parts has allowed maximum shadow detail and avoided harsh oe in the highlights. Perspective has been well managed with the verticals placed in the centre leaving the far right and far left to fall where they will. Tfs!
Noel_Byrne (33054) 2013-10-02 13:44
This type of shot is the type at gets me smiling ore than any others, the very reason I took up photography as a passion was to see and capture places like this. A fantastic ruin, it's empty windows speaking volumes of its past and a hugely impressive pieceof architecture. Your point of view is just superb too, love, just love this shot. Thank you once again for sharing a fascinating new place for me to put onto my UK bucket list.
Roll on next summer, I really must go and see some of the places you have posted. Thanks for all the inspiration.
Cheers from a very rainy Ireland!
SnapRJW (31629) 2013-10-03 0:25
Hello Bev - A lovely shot here Bev. It shows off the simple and understated architecture of the old abbey very well. I love symmetrical buildings and this one must have been very lovely in its day. What a shame it has fallen into disrepair. At least it is used as a makeshift theatre so has some benefit to the community. I like this composition taken from an oblique angle and allowing the viewer to see the side wall and understand the volume of the building. Warm regards Rosemary
PS. I do hope the storms have passed!
Silvio1953 (150199) 2013-10-03 11:45
Ciao Bev, great view of fascinating ruined Abbey, splendid light, wonderful natural colors and excellent clarity, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
- Copyright: Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) (41770)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-08-30
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D-300, NIKKOR AF-S 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G ED DX, 62 mm HOYA Circular Polarize
- Exposure: f/7.1, 30 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-10-02 0:46