One of the many superb stonework details to be found in the ruins of Kirkstall Abbey in Leeds. Kirkstall Abbey is one of the best preserved 12th century Cistercian monasterys in the country. Situated on the banks of the river Aire and surrounded by parkland it is a great place to visit. The museum, cafe and information centre are also worth a look.

Thanks for taking the time to browse my portfolio, I hope you see something you like. Colin.

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  • HermitsLife
    HermitsLifeover 2 years ago

    Wonderful textures.

  • Many thanks mate.

    – Colin Metcalf

  • Roy  Massicks
    Roy Massicksover 2 years ago

    Well preserved for that age Colin – not many craftsmen alive today who could do that kind of work ! Well captured.

  • Thanks Roy and yes it’s amazing especially when you think they didn’t have hardened steel tools like today.

    – Colin Metcalf

  • terezadelpilar~ art & architecture
    terezadelpilar...over 2 years ago

    I love these details!! great shot!

  • Thank you very much Tereza. BTW love the nes avatar.

    – Colin Metcalf

  • terezadelpilar~ art & architecture
    terezadelpilar...over 2 years ago

    Thank you Colin:))

  • carol brandt
    carol brandtover 2 years ago

    from the thumb I thought you’d been doing something wonky in photoshop but this is the actual thing … what amazing places these are, and something I very much miss here

  • Thanks Carol and yes we are blessed with sites like Kirkstall abbey in the UK. It is amazing to me that artisans in the 1100’s were creating work of this calibre. I must have been magnificent before erosion set in. The biggest bonus is this place is only a 30 minute walk from home.

    – Colin Metcalf

  • carol brandt
    carol brandtover 2 years ago

    gawd! lucky you!

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