Jaap van 't Veen

Jaap van 't Veen

Posted on 01/19/2016


Photo taken on June 12, 2014



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Abbaye d'Alvastra
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Sweden - Alvastra kloster

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Alvastra Abbey was founded by Cistercian monks from Clairvaux in France in the year of 1143 after a donation of land from King Sverker I of Sweden. It was the first Cistercian settlement in Sweden. The monastery is one of the oldest and was the largest of the country.

Alvastra Abbey flourished for nearly 400 years, but after the Swedish Lutheran reformation in the 1530s, the monastery was demolished, never to be rebuilt. Construction materials - limestone from the nearby Omberg - were used among other things for building Vadstena Castle.

The ruins have been restored and preserved in several phases. Nowadays it is one of the most important cultural sights in the province of Östergötland and open for visitors.

HelenaPF, Béatrice, aNNa schramm, José Vicente and 90 other people have particularly liked this photo


117 comments - The latest ones
Marie-claire Gallet
Marie-claire Gallet
Wonderful place and old building, Jaap !!! Love the greenery all around !!!
19 months ago.
Florica Topa
Florica Topa
beautiful
19 months ago.
Christine
Christine
Cadeau pour notre regard pur ton commentaire ...

Une merveille**********

Bravo.......
19 months ago.
Schussentäler
Schussentäler
wunderschöne Aufnahme, diese Mauern könnten viel erzählen
19 months ago.
JaapCom
JaapCom
Mooie opname Jaap !
19 months ago.
Roy Lowry
Roy Lowry
Nice shot - yellow flowers in the foreground work well - with more fascinating notes.
19 months ago.
Pierre
Pierre
Belle prise avec un excellent commentaire !!
19 months ago.
Gudrun
Gudrun
Must be a great place to visit! I like the yellow blooms in the foreground- nice PiPs, too!
19 months ago.
Jaap van 't Veen has replied to Gudrun
Sweden has so many interesting places to visit !!
19 months ago.
Gudrun has replied to Jaap van 't Veen
I've only ever been to Göteborg, I know and can see from your photos that there's a lot more to it... It's on my list:-)
19 months ago.
Jadviga Grase
Jadviga Grase
Wonreful building and fabulous shot!*******
19 months ago.
Rod Burkey
Rod Burkey
Pure history.
19 months ago.
Annemarie
Annemarie
beautiful colors and compo, interesting place
greetings:)
19 months ago.
Helena Ferreira
Helena Ferreira
Awesome photography Jaap! Splendid composition and stunning beauty!
19 months ago.
Grisly (Roger)
Grisly (Roger)
Great series of shots Japp like the composition and the information.
19 months ago.
ce que la lumière est aux yeux, l'air est aux poumons,
ce que la lumière es…
joli plan,
19 months ago.
Joan Felip
Joan Felip
Very nice work !!!
19 months ago.
Erika Akire
Erika Akire
...great history...very well seen...
19 months ago.
Ron Hanko
Ron Hanko
Beautiful old ruins and a superb photo.
19 months ago.
Edward Bowthorpe
Edward Bowthorpe
A lovely capture,eddie,
19 months ago.
Martin Humphreys
Martin Humphreys
Lovely image Jaap.
19 months ago.
Alda Tita
Alda Tita
interesting architecture! Nice scene!
19 months ago.
Pat29
Pat29
Excellent capture,
19 months ago.
Michel Faivre
Michel Faivre
Superbe et bon commentaire !
19 months ago.
Dieter Schmidt
Dieter Schmidt
Schöne Aufnahme und ein sehr informativer Text dazu. Wieder was gelernt.
19 months ago.
Nicolas Mertens
Nicolas Mertens
Very nice ruins!
19 months ago.
Tim Hanko
Tim Hanko
Cool photo, Jaap
19 months ago.
Peter-52
Peter-52
gut dokumentiert, gefällt mir!
19 months ago.
Ernest CH
Ernest CH
Very interesting - nice shot
19 months ago.
LutzP
LutzP
Fine series Jaap
19 months ago.
Hansruedi Voegele
Hansruedi Voegele
Sehr schöne Aufnahme
19 months ago.
Vonderwaterkant
Vonderwaterkant
Sehr schöne kleine Serie!
19 months ago.
El pare
El pare
Very good composed picture, nicely done
19 months ago.
Jordi Bort
Jordi Bort
Very nice remains, almost naturally absorbed by vegetation, grasses and flowers.
19 months ago.
Purdy
Purdy
Beautifully photographed scene. Crisp, clear image, lovely colours.
19 months ago.
Fantasyfan
Fantasyfan
Fascinating ruins
19 months ago.
Larry Drummond
Larry Drummond
Wonderful light and colour!
19 months ago.
Ewald's Augenblicke
Ewald's Augenblicke
Wunderbare Bilder!!!!!!*****
19 months ago.
Jeff Farley
Jeff Farley
A very good shot Jaap.
19 months ago.
Peter Castell
Peter Castell
A wonderful image Jaap and as usual fascinating notes, looking at old buildings like this the thing that always amazes me is how did they build it with available equipment
19 months ago.
Jaap van 't Veen has replied to Peter Castell
For me also a miracle how people could build such huge structures in the past.
19 months ago.
Dick M
Dick M
Good shooting. I like the third insert.
19 months ago.
Leo W
Leo W
a very beautiful picture, the BiPs are wonderfull too
19 months ago.
koaxial
koaxial
very interesting architecture!!
19 months ago.
bluehazyjunem
bluehazyjunem
Beautiful
19 months ago.
Rol/photo
Rol/photo
Très belle ruine d'une magnifique architecture
19 months ago.
Rambonp
Rambonp
Excellent capture !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
19 months ago.
J. Gafarot
J. Gafarot
Wonderful picture !
19 months ago.
sasithorn_s
sasithorn_s
Excellent capture of this great old building, Jaap! Very impressive place!
19 months ago.
Jan Landman
Jan Landman
its huge..for a ruin well preserved
19 months ago.
Jean
Jean
It looks a beautiful peaceful place. Congratulations on Number 1 Front Page Explore.
19 months ago.
Robert Warren
Robert Warren
A remarquable photo! Outstanding photography!
19 months ago.
Ron Hanko
Ron Hanko
Congratulations on Explore, Jaap.
19 months ago.
Frank Roolooth
Frank Roolooth
Very good shot of this ancient abbey
19 months ago.
Think Pink (Kate)
Think Pink (Kate)
Heehee, it would be nice to see flowers here today, lol! A fabulous photo capture of this structure, and beautifully presented!
19 months ago.
tiabunna
tiabunna
Fascinating ruins.
19 months ago.
Luscinia
Luscinia
Gefällt mir

Luscinia
19 months ago.
sasithorn_s
sasithorn_s
Admired in PiP ★ Picture in Picture
19 months ago.
Monica Meeneghan
Monica Meeneghan
Great ruins and composition. Thanks, Jaap.
19 months ago.
Indycaver (Norm)
Indycaver (Norm)
Cool photo and history Jaap!
19 months ago.
Jean-Claude EBY
Jean-Claude EBY
Bel endroit...!
19 months ago.
Martin Hogarth
Martin Hogarth
Love these old ruins...good photograph..
19 months ago.
Zsuzsa
Zsuzsa
Fantastic series
19 months ago.
Pachelbel Canon
Pachelbel Canon
Superbly photographed indeed !
19 months ago.
Rainer D - Nous Sommes Unis
Rainer D - Nous Somm…
Fabulous capture !!
19 months ago.
Christiane
Christiane
What a wonderful photograph, Jaap !!!
Interesting serie and explanations. Thank you.
19 months ago.
Philippe_28
Philippe_28
J'adore ce genre de ruines !
19 months ago.
Daniel Palacin
Daniel Palacin
great !!
19 months ago.
Rudy Bernardus
Rudy Bernardus
mooie plaat
19 months ago.
Ferret Josiane
Ferret Josiane
joli avec ce plan fleuri devant
19 months ago.
Jan Klimczak
Jan Klimczak
Wspaniała prezentacja! Dziękuję za informacje. Pozdrawiam. Jan
19 months ago.
Pascal Franche
Pascal Franche
Belle série !
Très belle image !
19 months ago.
DinosaursAreNotDead
DinosaursAreNotDead
Love this Jaap!!
18 months ago.
Tacheles
Tacheles
Super. Congrats on Explore!
18 months ago.
Rainer Blankermann
Rainer Blankermann
Interesting ruins. Great shot and documentation!!
18 months ago.
Skipper
Skipper
Fine ruins and good framing.
18 months ago.
John Duggan
John Duggan
Excellent shot Jaap ,
18 months ago.
Mackedwars
Mackedwars
Se ve que la reforma recelaba de los grandes monasterios. Hacían bien. Maravillosas ruinas muy bien captadas, con todo su peso en historia. Gran foto. Mi mas cordial felicitación. Eduardo.
18 months ago.
Bram van Broekhoven
Bram van Broekhoven
Prachtige foto's en serie van deze klooster ruïne Jaap
18 months ago.
Léopold
Léopold
Magnifiques ruines de rêve à saveur viking déployant ses charmes dans le vert santé.
18 months ago.
Malik Raoulda
Malik Raoulda
Remarquable série,d'une extraordinaire beauté.
18 months ago.
Malik Raoulda
Malik Raoulda
Congratulations on Explore Jaap...
18 months ago.
Rambonp
Rambonp
Congrats !!!
18 months ago.
Jacky Dartier
Jacky Dartier
Magnifiques captures
18 months ago.
Clofotos
Clofotos
Bel endroit
18 months ago.
Danielle
Danielle
De toute BEAUTÉ !!!!!
18 months ago.
Terry Hull
Terry Hull
So much history in that location, and the photograph wonderfully stimulates the imagination. Beautiful shot.
18 months ago.
Valfal
Valfal
I'm glad they decided to preserve what is left of this structure. You have captured it beautifully.
Congrats on Explore :-)
18 months ago.
Esther
Esther
Beautiful with the flowers in the foreground.
18 months ago.
Fogline
Fogline
I learn a lot from your photos and descriptions ...great shot
18 months ago.
E. Mill
E. Mill
very interesting shot!
Happy new year 2016 & happy shooting :)
18 months ago.
Odile
Odile
Une vrai merveille!!!!!
Très belle série pour un site exceptionnel!!!!!
18 months ago.
John Lawrence
John Lawrence
Your image has been seen and admired in Happy Wall Wednesday
18 months ago.
Graham Stephen
Graham Stephen
nice!
18 months ago.
Jürgen
Jürgen
sehr gute Bildserie und Danke für die Erklärung
18 months ago.
Antony Cairns
Antony Cairns
What a wonderful place packed with history and mystery.
18 months ago.
FMW51
FMW51
Thank you for sharing this great photo and for giving so detailed background information too.
18 months ago.
Trudy Tuinstra
Trudy Tuinstra
heel indrukwekkend en erg mooi met die gele bloemen op de voorgrond.
18 months ago.
Ecobird
Ecobird
A lovely shot, beautifully composed. Great information too Jaap. Have a good day
18 months ago.
Eve
Eve
Belles ces arches et bel ensemble avec ce tapis de fleurs
18 months ago.