Jaap van 't Veen

Jaap van 't Veen

Posted on 01/19/2016


Photo taken on June 12, 2014



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Alvastra Abbey
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Convento de Alvastra
Abbaye d'Alvastra
Alvastra kloster
kommun Ödeshög
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Sweden - Alvastra kloster

Sweden - Alvastra kloster
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.

Philippe, sea-herdorf, HelenaPF, Béatrice and 92 other people have particularly liked this photo


113 comments - The latest ones
Marie-claire Gallet
Marie-claire Gallet
Wonderful place and old building, Jaap !!! Love the greenery all around !!!
2 years ago.
Florica Topa
Florica Topa
beautiful
2 years ago.
Schussentäler
Schussentäler
wunderschöne Aufnahme, diese Mauern könnten viel erzählen
2 years ago.
JaapCom
JaapCom
Mooie opname Jaap !
2 years ago.
Roy Lowry
Roy Lowry
Nice shot - yellow flowers in the foreground work well - with more fascinating notes.
2 years ago.
Pierre
Pierre
Belle prise avec un excellent commentaire !!
2 years ago.
Gudrun
Gudrun
Must be a great place to visit! I like the yellow blooms in the foreground- nice PiPs, too!
2 years ago.
Jaap van 't Veen has replied to Gudrun
Sweden has so many interesting places to visit !!
2 years 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:-)
2 years ago.
Jadviga Grase
Jadviga Grase
Wonreful building and fabulous shot!*******
2 years ago.
Rod Burkey
Rod Burkey
Pure history.
2 years ago.
Annemarie
Annemarie
beautiful colors and compo, interesting place
greetings:)
2 years ago.
Helena Ferreira
Helena Ferreira
Awesome photography Jaap! Splendid composition and stunning beauty!
2 years ago.
Roger (Grisly)
Roger (Grisly)
Great series of shots Japp like the composition and the information.
2 years ago.
annaig56
annaig56
joli plan,
2 years ago.
Joan Felip
Joan Felip
Very nice work !!!
2 years ago.
Erika Akire
Erika Akire
...great history...very well seen...
2 years ago.
Ron Hanko
Ron Hanko
Beautiful old ruins and a superb photo.
2 years ago.
Edward Bowthorpe
Edward Bowthorpe
A lovely capture,eddie,
2 years ago.
Martin Humphreys
Martin Humphreys
Lovely image Jaap.
2 years ago.
Alda - between to chairs right now!!
Alda - between to ch…
interesting architecture! Nice scene!
2 years ago.
Pat29
Pat29
Excellent capture,
2 years ago.
Michel Faivre
Michel Faivre
Superbe et bon commentaire !
2 years ago.
Dieter Schmidt
Dieter Schmidt
Schöne Aufnahme und ein sehr informativer Text dazu. Wieder was gelernt.
2 years ago.
Nicolas Mertens
Nicolas Mertens
Very nice ruins!
2 years ago.
Peter-52
Peter-52
gut dokumentiert, gefällt mir!
2 years ago.
Ernest CH
Ernest CH
Very interesting - nice shot
2 years ago.
LutzP
LutzP
Fine series Jaap
2 years ago.
Hansruedi Voegele
Hansruedi Voegele
Sehr schöne Aufnahme
2 years ago.
Vonderwaterkant
Vonderwaterkant
Sehr schöne kleine Serie!
2 years ago.
El pare
El pare
Very good composed picture, nicely done
2 years ago.
Jordi Bort
Jordi Bort
Very nice remains, almost naturally absorbed by vegetation, grasses and flowers.
2 years ago.
Purdy
Purdy
Beautifully photographed scene. Crisp, clear image, lovely colours.
2 years ago.
Fantasyfan
Fantasyfan
Fascinating ruins
2 years ago.
Larry Drummond
Larry Drummond
Wonderful light and colour!
2 years ago.
Ewald
Ewald
Wunderbare Bilder!!!!!!*****
2 years ago.
Jeff Farley
Jeff Farley
A very good shot Jaap.
2 years 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
2 years 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.
2 years ago.
Dick M
Dick M
Good shooting. I like the third insert.
2 years ago.
Leo W
Leo W
a very beautiful picture, the BiPs are wonderfull too
2 years ago.
koaxial
koaxial
very interesting architecture!!
2 years ago.
bluehazyjunem
bluehazyjunem
Beautiful
2 years ago.
ROL/Photo
ROL/Photo
Très belle ruine d'une magnifique architecture
2 years ago.
Rambonp
Rambonp
Excellent capture !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
2 years ago.
J. Gafarot
J. Gafarot
Wonderful picture !
2 years ago.
sasithorn_s
sasithorn_s
Excellent capture of this great old building, Jaap! Very impressive place!
2 years ago.
Jan Landman
Jan Landman
its huge..for a ruin well preserved
2 years ago.
Jean
Jean
It looks a beautiful peaceful place. Congratulations on Number 1 Front Page Explore.
2 years ago.
Robert Warren
Robert Warren
A remarquable photo! Outstanding photography!
2 years ago.
Ron Hanko
Ron Hanko
Congratulations on Explore, Jaap.
2 years ago.
Frank Roolooth
Frank Roolooth
Very good shot of this ancient abbey
2 years ago.
Kate
Kate
Heehee, it would be nice to see flowers here today, lol! A fabulous photo capture of this structure, and beautifully presented!
2 years ago.
tiabunna
tiabunna
Fascinating ruins.
2 years ago.
Luscinia
Luscinia
Gefällt mir

Luscinia
2 years ago.
sasithorn_s
sasithorn_s
Admired in PiP ★ Picture in Picture
2 years ago.
Monica Meeneghan
Monica Meeneghan
Great ruins and composition. Thanks, Jaap.
2 years ago.
Indycaver (Norm)
Indycaver (Norm)
Cool photo and history Jaap!
2 years ago.
Jean-Claude EBY
Jean-Claude EBY
Bel endroit...!
2 years ago.
Martin Hogarth
Martin Hogarth
Love these old ruins...good photograph..
2 years ago.
Zsuzsa
Zsuzsa
Fantastic series
2 years ago.
Pachelbel Canon
Pachelbel Canon
Superbly photographed indeed !
2 years ago.
Rainer D - Nous Sommes Unis
Rainer D - Nous Somm…
Fabulous capture !!
2 years ago.
Christiane ♥.•*¨`*•✿
Christiane ♥.•*¨`*•✿
What a wonderful photograph, Jaap !!!
Interesting serie and explanations. Thank you.
2 years ago.
Philippe_28
Philippe_28
J'adore ce genre de ruines !
2 years ago.
Daniel Palacin
Daniel Palacin
great !!
2 years ago.
Rudy Bernardus
Rudy Bernardus
mooie plaat
2 years ago.
Ferret Josiane
Ferret Josiane
joli avec ce plan fleuri devant
2 years ago.
Jan Klimczak
Jan Klimczak
Wspaniała prezentacja! Dziękuję za informacje. Pozdrawiam. Jan
2 years ago.
Pascal Franche
Pascal Franche
Belle série !
Très belle image !
2 years ago.
DinosaursAreNotDead
DinosaursAreNotDead
Love this Jaap!!
2 years ago.
Tacheles
Tacheles
Super. Congrats on Explore!
2 years ago.
Rainer Blankermann
Rainer Blankermann
Interesting ruins. Great shot and documentation!!
2 years ago.
Skipper
Skipper
Fine ruins and good framing.
2 years 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.
2 years ago.
Bram van Broekhoven
Bram van Broekhoven
Prachtige foto's en serie van deze klooster ruïne Jaap
2 years ago.
Léopold
Léopold
Magnifiques ruines de rêve à saveur viking déployant ses charmes dans le vert santé.
2 years ago.
Malik Raoulda
Malik Raoulda
Remarquable série,d'une extraordinaire beauté.
2 years ago.
Malik Raoulda
Malik Raoulda
Congratulations on Explore Jaap...
2 years ago.
Rambonp
Rambonp
Congrats !!!
2 years ago.
Clofotos
Clofotos
Bel endroit
2 years ago.
Danielle
Danielle
De toute BEAUTÉ !!!!!
2 years ago.
Terry Hull
Terry Hull
So much history in that location, and the photograph wonderfully stimulates the imagination. Beautiful shot.
2 years ago.
Valfal
Valfal
I'm glad they decided to preserve what is left of this structure. You have captured it beautifully.
Congrats on Explore :-)
2 years ago.
Esther
Esther
Beautiful with the flowers in the foreground.
2 years ago.
Fogline
Fogline
I learn a lot from your photos and descriptions ...great shot
2 years ago.
E. Mill
E. Mill
very interesting shot!
Happy new year 2016 & happy shooting :)
2 years ago.
John Lawrence
John Lawrence
Your image has been seen and admired in Happy Wall Wednesday
2 years ago.
Graham Stephen
Graham Stephen
nice!
2 years ago.
Jürgen
Jürgen
sehr gute Bildserie und Danke für die Erklärung
2 years ago.
Antony Cairns
Antony Cairns
What a wonderful place packed with history and mystery.
2 years ago.
FMW51
FMW51
Thank you for sharing this great photo and for giving so detailed background information too.
2 years ago.
Trudy Tuinstra
Trudy Tuinstra
heel indrukwekkend en erg mooi met die gele bloemen op de voorgrond.
2 years ago.
Ecobird
Ecobird
A lovely shot, beautifully composed. Great information too Jaap. Have a good day
2 years ago.
Eve
Eve
Belles ces arches et bel ensemble avec ce tapis de fleurs
2 years ago.
cammino
cammino
Beautifully composed shot.
2 years ago.
Christel Ehretsmann
Christel Ehretsmann
a beautiful diagonal !
2 years ago.
Dave Roberts 2014
Dave Roberts 2014
Great view of the abbey with nice flower colour.
2 years ago.
Cheryl Kelly (cher12861 on flickr)
Cheryl Kelly (cher12…
Outstanding architechtural shot!
2 years ago.
xacobeo4
xacobeo4
Una verdadera joya arquitectónica nos muestras, como para quedarse la noche entera mirando el paisaje con su belleza natural que la rodea, excellent!!!!!!!!!! Have a Great Week!!!!!!!
2 years ago.