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Twilight at St Mary's Abbey

Twilight at St Mary's Abbey 

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The Abbey of St Mary in York, England, is a ruined Benedictine abbey that lies in what are now the Yorkshire Museum Gardens, to the west of York Minster. The original abbey on the site was founded in 1055 and dedicated to Saint Olave. It was refounded by William II in 1088 who laid the foundation stone of the Norman church, although this church no longer remains. Following a dispute and riot in 1132, a party of reform-minded monks left to establish the Cistercian monastery of Fountains Abbey. The surviving ruins date back to the rebuilding programme begun in 1271 and finished by 1294.

The abbots of St Mary's were said to be very worldly and the abbey featured heavily in the early medieval ballads of Robin Hood (with the abbot usually as Robin Hood's nemesis).

St Mary's was once the largest and richest Benedictine establishment in the north of England and the abbey was one of the largest landholders in Yorkshire. However, in 1539, during the Dissolution of the Monasteries under Henry VIII, it was closed and subsequently substantially destroyed. All that remains today are the north and west walls, plus a few other remnants: the Pilgrims' Hospitium, the West Gate and the 14th-century timber-framed Abbot's House (now called the King's Manor). The walls include interval towers along the north and west stretches, St Mary's Tower at the northwest corner and a polygonal water tower by the river. Excavated finds and architectural features, particularly relating to the warming house and late twelfth century chapter house, are displayed in the nearby Yorkshire Museum.

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╰☆☆June☆☆╮
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4 years ago.
koaxial
koaxial
Wonderful shot, very apropriate processing!! great work, June!!
4 years ago.
Rambonp
Rambonp
Splendid !!!
GREAT capture friend !!! Have a nice time !
Love n regards !
4 years ago.
Janet Brien
Janet Brien
An outstanding image with fabulous pp work, love the addition of bats!! :D Great textures and silhouettes, and the information about this place is wonderful. It would be great to visit some day, so fascinating and rich with history! A shame that it's crumbled into such decay but you did a wonderful job presenting what's left! :)
4 years ago.
Christiane ♥.•*¨`*•✿
Christiane ♥.•*¨`*•✿
Superbe traitement !

Bonne soirée, June !
4 years ago.
English Pointers
English Pointers
Makes it look very dark and foreboding June nice one
4 years ago.
Dave Hilditch
Dave Hilditch
Great treatment, June. The bats add a touch of the macabre and complement your treatment. Excellent work.
4 years ago.
Rambonp
Rambonp
Love n regards !
4 years ago.
Peter Van Der Houwen
Peter Van Der Houwen
History speaks, great information about this beautiful abbey!
4 years ago.
Marcello Ciappi
Marcello Ciappi
Very beautiful photo, well composed and good job !!
Have a wonderful evening.
4 years ago.
elinor04 (Nóra Mészöly)
elinor04 (Nóra Mészö…
It's like an illustration to any works of Bronte Sisters!
4 years ago.
Peter
Peter
Perfect June !!!

Thanks for sharing

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4 years ago.
Esther
Esther
Fascinating background.
4 years ago.
Jean-Paul
Jean-Paul
superb capture
4 years ago.
Mitch Seaver
Mitch Seaver
Excellent!
4 years ago.
Lifeboat1721 (Ian)
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4 years ago.
Chris Sorge
Chris Sorge
Amazing light and shadows brilliant shot.
4 years ago.
Donna Gabhriel
Donna Gabhriel
great picture!
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William Sutherland
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Your outstanding architectural image was admired & appreciated in ~ Architectural Marvels ~
4 years ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
An Excellent View!!
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4 years ago.
Larry Drummond
Larry Drummond
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What a great image! Thanks for sharing!
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ctofcsco
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An Excellent View!!
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4 years ago.
Darwinsweep
Darwinsweep
I love the spooky atmosphere ..... and the bats !!
4 years ago.
Larry Drummond
Larry Drummond
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4 years ago.
Fizgig
Fizgig
Great processing!!
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4 years ago.
ctofcsco
ctofcsco
Well done! This one just cannot be SEEN IN enough!
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Nicely seen and captured!
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Danie
Danie
GRANDIOSE !!!!!!!!!!!!!
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