Friday, 3 September 2010

Fountains Abbey

Carrying on the  “where I live theme” this is where we went on bank holiday Monday. Granted it is fancy and I will do a more everyday one next, but, we love it here and being a National trust property we get in free as we are members. Its not far away either so we have been known to go after dinner in the Autumn when the buildings are floodlit and there is Gregorian chant music being played. Spooky and atmospheric

 

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It lends itself nicely to black and white photos. Its falling down a lot now as most of the masonry has been robbed out for other purposes, barns dry stone wall and even a staircase in this manor house also on the site.

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My friend was recently married here

There are gardens adjoining the Abbey with grand lakes and follies. Much of it is being refurbished at the moment and one huge lake where we had hoped to feed the ducks was totally drained and in the process of being refilled, it was going to take all week!!

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I hope that you have enjoyed my pictures, its well worth a visit if you are in the area.

Were you right Mrs Twins? Did you guess correctly?

Happy weekend to all of you, we are off to Newcastle to a Doctor Who exhibition. I actually quite like them, I am up to 4 now!!!!

Hugs and cheerio's

Lou

4 comments:

  1. Hello Louise,
    I vaguely remember coming here with hubby over 30 years ago. vaguely. We visited such a lot of these old buildings many moons ago. Nice way of spending a day.
    I hope the weekend will be nice, beautiful out in my garden this afternoon. I think the weather is changing Monday.
    Have a good weekend Louise, hooking for me,
    Hugs Suex

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  2. The abbey looks very interesting. We must have driven past the turn-off for it on the A1 this morning when my mum and I were coming back from Northumberland! Hope you have a nice time in Newcastle!
    Lucy xx

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  3. The black and white photos are absolutely amazing looking. Very professional!!!! Looks like an amazing place to visit.

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  4. The black and white photos are absolutely amazing looking. Very professional!!!! Looks like an amazing place to visit.

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