Arched Windows by Trevor Kersley

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
1/60 @ f8.0 ISO100 RAW


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  • Jadon
    Jadonover 5 years ago

    Great angle, excellent details, well done Trevor…

  • thank you Jason

    – Trevor Kersley

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtover 5 years ago

    Love all the arches. Well captured!! :D

  • Thank you Cee.

    – Trevor Kersley

  • Malcolm Chant
    Malcolm Chantover 5 years ago

    Beautiful capture Trevor, great angle too, & the narravite is so interesting.

  • Thanks very much Malcolm

    – Trevor Kersley

  • BCImages
    BCImagesover 5 years ago

    excellent Trevor

  • thanks S & L

    – Trevor Kersley

  • Martina Fagan
    Martina Faganover 5 years ago

    Excellent shot well seen and taken

  • Thank you Martina for your kind comments

    – Trevor Kersley

  • mikebov
    mikebovover 5 years ago

    excellent perspective really emphasises the sweeping arches

  • Thanks very much Mike

    – Trevor Kersley

  • loiteke
    loitekeover 5 years ago

    Great work!! Highly evocative and a place for a true hero’s adventure!!

  • Thank you so much Meeli

    – Trevor Kersley

  • Iani
    Ianiover 5 years ago

    Great perspective Trevor really like it.

  • thanks very much.

    – Trevor Kersley

  • Rebecca Bryson
    Rebecca Brysonover 5 years ago

    Love the POV very nice how you framed the three windows in the background in the arch in the foreground :)

  • Thank you Rebecca..its a wonderful place to wander around seeing all the different angles for different shots…thanks also for the fav

    – Trevor Kersley

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 4 years ago

  • thanks Ray

    – Trevor Kersley

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