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Rievaulx Abbey #2 by Trevor Kersley

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Rievaulx Abbey was founded in 1132 by twelve monks from Clairvaux Abbey as a mission centre for the colonisation of the north of England and Scotland. It was the first Cistercian abbey in the north. With time it became one of the great Cistercian abbeys of Yorkshire, second only to Fountains Abbey in fame.
The remote location was ideal for the Cistercians, whose desire was to follow a strict life of prayer and self-sufficiency with as little contact as possible with the outside world. The patron, Walter Espec, settled another new Cistercian community, founding Wardon Abbey, Bedfordshire, on one of his inherited estates, again on unprofitable wasteland,

Maintained by English Heritage.

Pentax K10D 18-55mm lens
1/90 @ f13 ISO 100

16 Oct 2009

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  • Torfinn
    Torfinnabout 5 years ago

    Stunning my friend!

  • thank you Torfinn for your kind comments and for the fave.

    – Trevor Kersley

  • fauselr
    fauselrabout 5 years ago

    very nice, the color is excellent

  • Thank you Ray for your comments.

    – Trevor Kersley

  • WatscapePhoto
    WatscapePhotoabout 5 years ago

    Superb shot, Trevor

  • Thanks Steve

    – Trevor Kersley

  • Gary Gurr
    Gary Gurrabout 5 years ago

    Fantastic Trevor, another roof problem!

  • Thanks Gary…the lead thieves have been around again

    – Trevor Kersley

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