Fountains Abbey in North Yorkshire, England, is a ruined Cistercian monastery, founded in 1132. Fountains Abbey is one of the largest and best preserved Cistercian houses in England. It is a Grade I listed building and owned by the National Trust. Along with the adjacent Studley Royal Water Garden, it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Fountains Abbey was founded in 1132 following a dispute and riot at St. Mary's Abbey in York. Following the riot, thirteen monks were exiled and after unsuccessfully attempting to return to the early 6th century Rule of St Benedict, were taken into the protection of Thurstan, Archbishop of York. He provided them with a site in the valley of the River Skell. The enclosed valley had all the required materials for the creation of a monastery, providing shelter from the weather, stone and timber for building, and a running supply of of water.
The abbey operated until 1539, when Henry VIII ordered the Dissolution of the Monasteries. The Abbey buildings and over 500 acres (2 km²) of land were then sold by the Crown, on October 1, 1540, to Sir Richard Gresham, the London merchant, father of the founder of the Royal Exchange, Sir Thomas Gresham.
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danyy (0) 2007-02-16 15:43
congrats fot lights and colors. This well known scene looks great in this perfect framing.
Des ruines majestueuses et bien entretenues, la pelouse au sol bien verte et 'golfable' presque.
Have a great week-end.
ruisc_pt (10890) 2007-02-16 15:54
Fantastic POV light and metering.
I apreciatted the note!.
jaywalker (16101) 2007-02-16 15:55
Hi James, A superb photo of the ruins of this old & stunning Abbey, the POV is excellent & well chosen, wonderful depth & great composition perfect positioning with the arch to the left & the light shinning through the other arches, kind regards Wilson.
alejandroguzman (4684) 2007-02-16 15:57
Nice DOF what you got on this work !
as well as the colours and the NOTE on it, that' very useful.
jarais (421) 2007-02-16 15:58
Beautiful photo and place. The colors and light are fantastic.
pat0500 (21561) 2007-02-16 16:13
Lovely great picture and very beautiful perspective on these arcades.
Very pretty colours and very good sharpness, very good shot..I like much..!
Have a nice weekend.
sayat (2949) 2007-02-17 5:09
This is a nice shot with a great POV and lovely light. TFS,
anesugur (18789) 2007-02-17 15:24
Very nice composition...
Wonderful perspective with superb light and colors.
Thanks and best wishes. Uğur
tcht (7565) 2007-02-18 17:26
Nice, straight forward picture from the Abbey. Good reptition and geometry, lighting also ideal. Perhaps the sky could be improved...looks little bit 'fake' to me ;) but overall good shot, tfs.
papagolf21 (87504) 2007-02-19 4:03
J'ai regardé votre album avec beaucoup d'attention. Vous savez donner de l'âme à vos photographies, mettre en valeur notre environnement.
Ici, encore, le résultat est superbe, passionné d'architecture, j'apprécie beaucoup cette prise de vue.
DarkoG (8) 2007-02-19 7:37
good architectural shot. Fine light and well chosen POV to accentuate perspective and pattern of wall.
sindineta (102) 2007-02-21 16:36
Bright green, sun shinnning through, great and colourful captured, although 3 first columns anre a bit too greeny. It´s a beautiful photo.
Regards from Spain!
cepekdong (3676) 2007-02-27 15:34
a wonderful shot due to great colours and also good shade light relations ! i love the fluctuation as well !
lukas (2067) 2007-03-15 16:04
I like the shadow effects on the green,
beautiful lines and depth,
yesterday (9833) 2007-04-17 4:05
Splendid composition - perspective, great light and contrast in this good photo.
tmx (1324) 2007-05-25 6:04
Hi James, I also like your Abbey photo. I've never been there, but Fountains Abbey seems to be great place -- I especially like the contrast between grass and stone. and you took perfect picture, good PoV and nobody there, just stones... I like it.
kmarscher (2887) 2008-02-15 3:58
Magical composition that makes the most of what is before you. The colorful ruins are captivating.
- Copyright: James Dwyer (jdwyer264) (1082)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-08-12
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D70s, 18-70mm AF-S DX 3.5 - 4.5 Nikkor, Hoya UV 67mm
- Exposure: f/10.0, 1/200 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): budowle [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2007-02-16 15:39