Friday, September 27, 2013

Columns, Walls and Floors - Anglophile Friday

Fountains Abbey

Part of the original tile floor in the priory at Much Wenlock, built in the 1100s.

 Columns at the ruins of the Cluniac Priory at Much Wenlock


Late afternoon at Rievaulx Abbey



Just behind Richmond Castle


York City Wall



Yorkshire Dales

You didn't seriously think you'd get out of here without at least one photo of sheep, did you?? And I thought I'd give you a closeup of that drystone wall so can see how the stone are laid. Can you imagine how long it would take to put one of these up at the perimeter of your yard? In Yorkshire, they're everywhere!





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25 comments:

Trace4J said...

Beautiful history.
I love being taken away in photos.
Happy Fall

Tracey Steele@Breathing English Air said...

I have visited a few of these places. I particularly like Fountains Abbey, quite an emotive place.

Suzan Sweatman said...

It just gives me goosebumps to see such history - such an amazing amazing place ( Yorkshire )
And you capture everything so beautifully Judy - really I'm waiting for that book
XOXO

Jenn S said...

Fantastic photos, Judy.. as always!! Have a great Friday!!!

Sandra said...

it goes without saying but will say it anyway. LOVE the sheep and the stone wall... really love it.
the floors and those stacked columns blow my mind that they could create them way back then

Diane said...

Totally agree with Sandra! Love the sheep photo, and it is amazing the work in that day!

Tammy Chrzan said...

Ahhhhh be still my beating heart!
How I love the Countryside of England and the old old buildings... I love the streets lined of stone.
What a gorgeous post!
Have a great weekend Judy,
Tammy

Vee said...

Those stone walls! Quite amazing feats...

TexWisGirl said...

so very cool. love all the stones!

Terri D. said...

Oh my - such ancient beauty. If only those stones could talk!! Great sheep shot, too!! :)

Nancy said...

I am so glad to have found your blog. It's lovely and I am enjoying browsing all your beautiful photographs....

Your trip sounds as though it was just wonderful and thanks for sharing your captures....I love sheep and history so that was a neat post...

Susie said...

Amazing photos. I love them. Those walls are beyond belief. Hope you have a great weekend. xoxo,Susie

Ruth Kelly said...

Did you take a lot of notes so that you could remember the names of all these places? York of course is easy to remember but some places were not.

Annesphamily said...

Such beautiful photos! I would love that stone wall in my yard! My goodness it is beautiful! Happy to visit today! It is a cold and dreary day here! I am under the weather with an ear infection so I am not a real happy camper. My medicine kicked in so I am able to sit up and visit for a few minutes. Enjoy the weekend! Hugs Anne

Blackberry Lane said...

Stunning photos. Those walls are amazing. Wishing you a nice weekend.

Judy S. said...

I always enjoy your England posts, Judy. You visited lots of interesting places. Makes me want to go back.......

Eileen said...

We walked around the priory ruins at Much Wenlock last year. We had the audio tour and it was fascinating to learn the history as we walked around.
Would love to visit again.

Audrey said...

Your photos are just so beautiful.
Gives me a chance to see places I will never see.
Thanks.
Audrey Z.
@ Timeless Tereasures

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Gorgeous shots, I am always amazed at the craftsmanship of those buildings, and how they manage to stay the ages.

Jen

Jillian's Bella Rosa Antiques said...

WOW! Great sites, great photos. We just returned from an antiquing trip...we think these things are old. NOT! The stuff over there is just rich in history and ancient relics.

Great post. Thanks for stopping by!
Jillian

Gayla said...

I feel as if I tagged along on your beautiful trip. Thanks for the peek at such beautiful places.

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

Amazing pictures. I've never been to the North of England and I really enjoy your posts!

J_on_tour said...

Great themed post with a punchline.

I must take more notice of things in York and Richmond as I've never seen that effective view before or been behind Richmond Castle (apart from a river walk with friends). It's strange how that when being over familiar with places, people tend to repeat things by treading the same routes.

I love the craftsmanship and repetition of the Yorkshire dry stone walls.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Great photos! I always enjoy seeing the world in other people's photos. Places I know I will never get to.

Jean | Delightful Repast said...

Love Anglophile Friday. And, like you, I'm a sucker for sheep and drystone walls!

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