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On a steep, rocky outcrop at the mouth of the River Tyne the gaunt remains of Tynemouth Priory look out to the open sea, whilst being protected by the confines of the castle defences. This headland was the site of a much earlier Anglian monastery, destroyed by the Danish invasions of the 9th century, but when the Earl of Northumberland re-founded the religious house here in 1085 it was with a colony of Benedictine monks from St Albans.

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  • PaulHealey
    PaulHealeyalmost 6 years ago

    Great perspective, Alan.

  • John Pitman
    John Pitmanalmost 6 years ago

    Like the way you have composed this with the undulating fg. John

  • Mark Bateman
    Mark Batemanalmost 6 years ago

    Lovely. What great lighting and such an interesting composition reference the hillocks in the foreground. Love the overall effect. Well done!

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