Saturday, September 20, 2014

Fountains Abbey, North Yorkshire, England, Anglophile Friday


I think that Fountains Abbey, the largest monastic ruins in England, was Mr. Cranberry's favorite site.


If we ever get back there, I promise to get new and better photos.









The red dot marks the location of Fountains Abbey
(But no, it's not bigger than Manchester)

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35 comments:

Buttons said...

Oh I can see why it is his favourite place. Beautiful. Hug b

Sandra said...

amazing architecture and i would love it to... i would like a rocking chair beside the cross in number 3 and just sit and rock and stare or maybe a swing or glider... it speaks to me.

TexWisGirl said...

impressive archways!

Donna said...

How they built such magnificent buildings without the use of heavy equipment and computers is mind boggling. I could spend a LOT of time at this site on a photo shoot! Just beautiful...

happywonderer said...

I can see why this was a favorite. Your photos are fabulous. The light was so good. I'll need to get my InSPIREd choice ready here soon. Have a wonderful weekend.

Susie said...

Judy, I loved all your pictures. I absolutely love seeing old ruins and old buildings. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

Terri D said...

The rich history and amazing architecture that can be found all over Europe highlights just how "young" the USA is. You have wonderful photographs, Judy.

Kristin_Texas said...

I cannot even imagine walking through such an old building as that. It must border on feeling magical!

Blackberry Lane said...

I really enjoyed these photos.

Linda Kay said...

Those archways are rally incredible. Have a lovely weekend, and thanks for sharing these.

Pamela Gordon said...

It's so beautiful. What a wonderful ruin. Your photos are excellent. I see Keswick (they pronounce it Kessik) on the map to the north and east and we visited there on our way to Scotland after staying in Shrewsbury for a couple of nights. Our community is also called Keswick. :) There is so much that we missed on our travels though, like this abbey..

Mike @ A Bit About Britain said...

Great pictures of our largest monastic ruin, Judy!

Arlene Grimm said...

Just beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

Beth, ...".E." Lizard Breath Speaks said...

if you go back, i wish to go with you.

wow, what an amazing piece of architecture. mouth drooling. wow wee!

thank you for linking up with us, Mrs. Cranberry. (giggles, why that nickname suddenly popped into my head, i have no clue, but it did.) you have a great weekend. ( :

bj said...

What great buildings and beautiful shadows...

Lynne said...

I can see why your husband found this a favorite. Such charm with all the stone . . . I find the constructing and design very artistic. I love your photos!

Eileen said...

It looks magnificent, somewhere I have never visited and should put on my to do list.

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Fountains Abbey is inspiring Judy, I can see why your husband would like to return one day!
There are so many amazing old abbeys and churches all through Europe - they are awe inspiring!.
In NZ where I live the oldest isn't yet 200 years old!

Łucja-Maria said...

Greet you on Sunday morning.
I am delighted with magnificent architecture and beautiful pictures.
Greetings from Polish.
Lucia

Gerald (SK14) said...

It is a long time since I visited Fountains - love the gargoyle.

Tom said...

It looks grand today, what must it have looked like years ago.Tom The Backroads Traveller

Roan said...

Awesome shots! That second one certainly is impressive.

bettyl-NZ said...

Oh, my, what a wonderful place! I am always amazed by the old British places.

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

Lovely place! I'd like to see it in person some day!

RedPat said...

It looks fabulous!

June Caedmon said...

Wow! These are wonderful, Judy! What a blessing that you & the Mr. were able to visit this place! So glad you shared it with us!! Have a blessed week!

Mama Hen said...

Wow! I love these photos! I couldn't imagine better ones, even if you did have a different lens the next time. These are simply gorgeous! I would love to visit there. I have been to England several times. My sister was married there in a beautiful castle. However, I did not travel to some of the fantastic places you have blogged about. I would love to visit again one day and take my daughter. I hope you are well! Have a great week!
Mama Hen

Ida said...

Wow that is an amazing place. So much history and such gorgeous architecture.

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Lovely shots - especially the gargoyle!!!

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

Beautiful!

Bill Nicholls said...

What a beautiful place to visit, this is the second time I have seen photo's from the abbey and it makes me want to visit more to see the place for real. It's a long way to go for a day visit, I might just go up with my wife and the caravan one day.

Brzoza B said...

VERY BEAUTIFUL...

Eva Marie O'Brien said...

I love the architecture, great pictures

J_on_tour said...

Inspirational once again ... still haven't been back since I posted the walk that went around the outside of the grounds, but you are trying very hard to get me go lol.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

So beautiful. Must visit someday!

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