Archive for the tag 'Buildwas Abbey'

…tricking Mr C into a short walk

On Saturday afternoon we visited Buildwas Abbey which turned out be more brief than we had intended. Parts are inaccessible at the moment due to renovations and barriers closing off areas due to Covid-19. Just after we arrived a photographer turned up and whilst taking our own photographs we [...]

14 Comments CherryPie on Jun 21st 2020

Shortly after lunchtime the sun made a brief appearance so I grabbed my my camera and headed off to Buildwas Abbey. It is a perfect tranquil place to enjoy the sunshine.
As I a sat on a bench I was reminded of a previous visit when I was treated to the sounds of a Benedictine chant [...]

14 Comments CherryPie on Aug 2nd 2017

Certainly, knowledge is a lock and its key is the question.
Ja’far Al-Sadiq (702 – 765)

10 Comments CherryPie on Jan 8th 2012

by William Allingham

Pluck not the wayside flower,
It is the traveller’s dower;
A thousand passers-by
Its beauties may espy,
May win a touch of blessing
From Nature’s mild caressing.
The sad of heart perceives
A violet under leaves
Like sonic fresh-budding hope;
The primrose on the slope
A spot of sunshine dwells,
And cheerful message tells
Of kind renewing power;
The nodding bluebell’s dye
Is drawn from happy sky.
Then [...]

12 Comments CherryPie on Aug 9th 2011

That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons that history has to teach.
Aldous Huxley

14 Comments CherryPie on Aug 7th 2011

From the guidebook:

In the customary Cistersian layout, we might expect there to have been a partition separating the two bays. If this was the case, the west bay served as the book room, or armarium, where some at least of the abbey’s fine collection of volumes could be stored for use in the cloister. [...]

8 Comments CherryPie on Apr 21st 2010

The architecture of  chapter house at Buildwas Abbey is Gothic in style and quite beautiful.  It was from here that I was treated to that lovely musical surprise.
It is here where the monks would assemble every morning with the abbot presiding over the meeting:

This began with the reading of a lesson and a chapter from [...]

6 Comments CherryPie on Apr 19th 2010

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