Good Morning Everyone,
Here, you see the ruins of Tynemouth Priory. They stand high on the headland with views out over the North Sea.
The priory was built in the early 7th century by Edwin of Northumbria and it became a place of pilgrimage when Oswin, King of Deira was buried there.
The Priory was plundered by the Danes in 800 a.d., resulting in fortifications being added, which temporarily deterred the Danes. However, by 865, the Danes totally destroyed he Priory.
In 1096 a wooden castle was surrounding the Priory and in 1296 permission was granted to surround the Priory with stone walls and, later, a barbican and gatehouse.
During the reign of Henry VIII the Priory was dissolved and along with the land was donated to Sir Thomas Hilton.
In the following years the castle was used as the site for a lighthouse, an army barracks and a coastal defence during World War II. The castle and priory are now under the care of English Heritage.
The impressive ruin is in a great location and well worth a visit.
I wish you a happy day, Bev :-)
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besnard (52215) 2014-07-17 0:56
De superbes ruines bien cadrées et bien présentées.
Amitiés et bonne journée.
CLODO (29316) 2014-07-17 1:09
Hi Bev, my today neighbour
I have checked on my map where it is located, just in case.....
I like the framing including the standing stones of the graves in front of the devastated priory. You were lucky enough to have a bright sunshine.
have a lovely day
photographer_sg (3143) 2014-07-17 2:10
A fine composition showing the still imposing ruins outlined against the lovely blue sky. The natural colours are very well rendered and the fine details of the architecture displayed with excellent sharpness and clarity. The framing and composition are spot on with the tombstones and the included foreground. Great photo work as always.
Thanks for sharing and have a nice day.
ktanska (24258) 2014-07-17 2:43
It is surprising how many such ruins can be found in England. One can imagine how this view has slowly changed through the centuries. Those gravestones are impressive foreground objects. Direct light leaves this a bit low on contrast.
snunney (79973) 2014-07-17 3:27
The vertical format suits perfectly whilst the foreground gravestones make a fitting frame and guide the viewer toward the ruins. I like the light and colours and, especially, the detail to be observed in the old stone walls.
timecapturer (45667) 2014-07-17 4:01
this looks wonderful! I just love places like this and do seek them out, not just for photographic reasons but the atmosphere of these old ruins is quite special too! Looks so impressive in this perfectly executed capture.
Regards - B.
dkmurphys (47010) 2014-07-17 4:07
Impressive ruins and interesting graveyard around it. I like this composition, well taken.
Nicou (117324) 2014-07-17 5:18
quelles ruines superbe quel rendu sur la pierre et captage et le cimetière en premier plan avec toutes ces tombes sur le pré vert superbe.
Bravo et amitié
asajernigan (20616) 2014-07-17 5:21
Your composition is great with the inclusion of the gravestones in the foreground. The vertical format is nice allowing us to see a large swipe of this beautiful scene. The lighting is great and the photo has fine color and sharpness.
Sergiom (55371) 2014-07-17 5:34
J'aime beaucoup l'utilisation du cadrage vertical dans cette composition. Il donne de la profondeur à l'image grâce à la vue sur les stalles funéraires à l'avant plan ainsi que cette superbe ruine dans un soleil qui fait ressortir tous les détails.
Gigidusud (13669) 2014-07-17 7:07
Great presentation of the ruins with a nice vertical format and splendid colors. Beautiful photo, I like a lot!
Have a nice evening.
holmertz (37681) 2014-07-17 7:30
Tynemouth was the first place where I set foot on English ground, almost to the day 50 years ago, but I certainly didn't know there were such magnificent ruins there. You choose the angle for your composition well by filling the foreground with the gravestones. I like the mild and pleasant colours.
tchefi (1589) 2014-07-17 10:30
Photo très bien équilibré avec un point de vue et un cadrage bien choisis pour un rendu réussi
Noel_Byrne (21474) 2014-07-17 13:55
There is a long and deep history here, thanks for this excellent note. The building has been ruined, but has not lost its hugely impressive appearance, this is a phenomenal ruin! The graves seem almost like a crowd of people gathering around to make sure they all got inside your shot. This is a perfect presentation of this wonderful place.
Thanks as always
mesutilgim (80602) 2014-07-17 14:17
Nice capture of this ruins with the old graveyard in foreground.
TFS and best regards
Cricri (101805) 2014-07-18 10:19
Bon choix du format pour la présentation des ruines avec les pierres tombales entre le vert et le bleu
tyro (18904) 2014-07-18 17:57
A very interesting note, as usual. Weren't the Danes such horrid people in those days? But, then, I suppose we all were. All that plundering - must have been great fun.
Seriously, this is a delightful photograph, very well composed with a "three quarter" view of the main structure perfectly placed in the frame and with the array of higgledy-piggledy gravestones forming a fine foreground. The soft light and true colours are lovely, your exposure perfect and the details and sharpness excellent.
carlo62 (28419) 2014-07-18 22:33
bella foto e bella presentazione di questo luogo bello e affascinante.
Questo è uno di quei luoghi che amerei visitare, tipico nel suo genere, ricco di storia e fascino.
SWEETFREEDOM (21754) 2014-07-19 0:36
i like the side p.o.v. you have chosen, good light and colors complete a perfect shot.
cornejo (28567) 2014-07-20 12:11
Hi Bev, very good picture of this beautiful composition, with ruins and tombstones, beautifully captured in this beautiful image with good sharpness, depth, light, color and quality. Very good job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good evening and happy start to the week.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
COSTANTINO (51956) 2014-07-21 0:57
j aime beaucoup l utilisation du cadrage
photo tres bien equilibre
merci pour partager cette photo
delpeoples (52737) 2014-07-27 7:47
What an exquisite photo. Stunning colours, contrasts, light and sharpness. Your subject is fantastic and you have done such great justice to it, composing the shot so carefully and with greatest impact. The white frame is subtle and is great taste.
Congratulations and I wish you a wonderful Sunday
annjackman (18155) 2014-07-28 22:57
There is enough left of this old priory to get a sense of what life might have been like when it was occupied. You have nice detail on the stonework and I like the inclusion of the gravestones in the FG. A very well composed and taken image.
Best wishes, Ann
adores (34736) 2014-07-31 16:00
It's a beautiful and still very impressive ruin, specially with all the old tombs around. Really worth a visit, I believe! This is the kind of places I like. Very good composition and colours.
fritzi007 (3101) 2014-08-03 13:03
beautiful, interesting photo, good information, well done, congratulations!
Tue (26788) 2014-08-08 12:27
Great photo of the ruins of the prioy, which I saw while arriving in the UK by ferry from the Netherlands many years ago. The level of detail on the walls and headstones is remarkable.
- Copyright: Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) (26837)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-05-14
- Categories: Ruins
- Camera: Nikon D-300, NIKKOR AF-S 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G ED DX
- Exposure: f/10.0, 1/640 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2014-07-17 0:45