… around Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal

Fountains Abbey

Fountains Abbey

Fountains Abbey

Fountains Abbey

Fountains Abbey

Fountains Abbey

Fountains Abbey

Fountains Abbey

Fountains Abbey

Fountains Abbey

Fountains Abbey

Fountains Abbey

Fountains Abbey

Fountains Abbey

Fountains Abbey

Studley Royal

Studley Royal

Studley Royal

Studley Royal

Studley Royal

Studley Royal

Studley Royal

Studley Royal

Studley Royal

Studley Royal

Studley Royal

Studley Royal

Fountains Abbey

Fountains Abbey

The Long Walk

15 Comments CherryPie on Nov 28th 2021

15 Responses to “A Photo Walk…”

  1. A. Scott says:

    Lovely but sad. I wish such buildings were not ruins. The long stone-vaulted vista is spectacular.

    • CherryPie says:

      We have Henry VIII to thank for the destruction.

      Despite its decline the Abbey is well worth a visit.

      • A. Scott says:

        I think I would like to see a few fully restored with traditional stone and wood and perhaps used as theatres or community halls or retreats for those of all faiths and none or whatever (A case for National Lottery funding perhaps, although it won’t happen).

        • CherryPie says:

          There are pros and cons for restoration. Carcassonne was restored and is controversial. Some love it and some hate it.

          • A. Scott says:

            I think a few fully and faithfully reconstructed (one each in England, Scotland and Wales, perhaps) would be a magnificent project. Jedburgh Abbey would not need much work, and of course Eilean Donan Castle has already been done fairly well.

            • A. Scott says:

              …although Eilean Donan is some significant way removed from a faithful rebuild.

              • CherryPie says:

                And that is the problem… Carcassone is another that has been restored but not faithfully restored to the original it is the product of artistic license.

                • A. Scott says:

                  So long as a restoration produces a fine building maybe it doesn’t matter. The present always builds on the past. I think it is a shame to see all ruins remaining as ruins when they could become so much more again.

                  • CherryPie says:

                    There is a lot to be said for both approaches.

                    My most recent visit (today) is a ruined castle that had been taken over by nature before English Heritage took it on. It has become place of SSSI.

                    Should that be restored or should nature be allowed in all its glory?

  2. Ayush says:

    i liked the walk below the vaulted ceiling, CP. the outdoor sights are a delight, especially on a not too bright day outdoors – the overcast conditions add to the mood i think.

  3. lisl says:

    Good to be taken back there after so many, many years, Cherie. Thank you for sharing

  4. Beautiful photos. I would so love to visit there. The old tiles (medieval?) look amazing.

    • CherryPie says:

      I hope you get the chance to visit. I know you would love the place :-)

      I am not sure of the date of the tiles. The guidebook was unavailable on my visit. I was advised that they were awaiting supplies!

      Annoying for me, I love to read about the history and other information of the places I visit.

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