On a recent very wet , disaster of a holiday in Wales This was the one gem i discovered The abbey is set next to a caravan park , just off the road side , very easy to miss!
Edited in PSE 9 using Topaz Adjuat & Topaz B/W
Canon 450 D 18-135 mm lens
ISO 400

Valle Crucis Abbey , Llangollen ,Wales
Founded for the monks of the Cistercian order in 1201 Closed down in 1537 during Henry VIII dissolution of the monasteries
It has a fish pond , which is a unique feature to survive


abbey, wales, religion, architecture

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  • Dave Godden
    Dave Goddenabout 2 years ago

    Great tones Jules

  • thanks Dave:-)

    – Julesrules

  • David Davies
    David Daviesabout 2 years ago

    Gorgeous, Jules. Croeso i Gymru!

  • thank you David:-)

    – Julesrules

  • WalnutHill
    WalnutHillabout 2 years ago

    Wow — those must be some old fish!! ;-D Love this!!!
    >blows kiss<


  • LOL Jan , no fish left , a few ducks though !!! Thanks:-) x

    – Julesrules

  • vigor
    vigorabout 2 years ago

    Excellent use of light!

  • thaks . ths type of shot has been on my Wish List for ages:-)

    – Julesrules

  • Catherine Hamilton-Veal  ©
    Catherine Hami...about 2 years ago

    Very beautiful capture dear Jules looks good in mono.x

  • thank you Catherine :-) xx

    – Julesrules

  • Raymond Kerr
    Raymond Kerrabout 2 years ago

    Great Abbey .. not the best of weather here lately .. summer was June 13th here !! Great capture ..

  • thanks Ray , we hope to come to Angelsey next Summer , its one of my fave places:-)

    – Julesrules

  • Yampimon
    Yampimonabout 2 years ago

    Oh the times I’ve seen this place and wondered how the devil you get in there, I managed it after about five ‘This can’t be it, it’s a blimmin carvan site’ attempts.
    Shame about the holiday, I was in Llangollen last week and it was nice and sunny.

  • LOL We drove past & turned to get into the entrance , it doesnt seem possible without your van tipping over !! Glad one of us had some sunshine:-)

    – Julesrules

  • Berns
    Bernsabout 2 years ago

    Fabulous Jules!

  • thanks Berns!!

    – Julesrules

  • Karen  Betts
    Karen Bettsabout 2 years ago

    Love the stone arches and texture of the stone. Sounds like you must of had a very wet time in Wlaes.

  • thanks Karen , yes very bad , we came home early , not much better since lol :-)

    – Julesrules

  • KBritt
    KBrittabout 2 years ago

    Beautiful Jules! Love the detail in the shadows!! Nice work! xx ~kim

  • thank you Kim:-)

    – Julesrules

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