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Monday, 21 March 2011

HAILES ABBEY Nr WINCHCOMBE IN THE COTSWOLD HILLS....

ONE SMALL FEATURE OF HAILES ABBEY
Once a Cistercian Abbey , founded in 1246 by Richard Cornwall and dissolved on Christmas Eve 1539, Hailes never housed large numbers of monks but had extensive and elaborate buildings. It was financed by Pilgrims visiting it's renowned relic 'the Holy Blood of Hailes' - allegedly a phial of Christs Blood.

12 comments:

Sill Scaroni Photographia said...

Excellent photo, also liked to know the history.
One suggestion: put a little more contrast.;))
Take Care.
Sill

Trevor Woodford said...

*Sill Scaroni*
Thanks for the comments...I agree with you...more contrast would improve this image.

-Trevor

ρομπερτ said...

If there's another life, I will become a monk. Yet, who knows, there might be enough time left during this one as well ... what a great place it must be to walk around.
Thank you for this escape. Please have a good Tuesday.

daily athens

ADRIAN said...

Another good composition. Looks an interesting place.

pharaonx said...

I do not know if the contrast is the problem in this picture, but I love the way you've seen the idea.

taio said...

genial

Kenneth Larsson said...

This is a very nice shot! I like it!

Have a nice day! :-)

Leovi said...

Magnificent, as an illustration of the nineteenth century romantic.

cloudbusting2 said...

Thanks for knocking down that wall to expose that structure. It´s very inviting to walk through that.

Victor said...

hmm... Cistercians? in Tranylvania there is a beautiful ruin of a Cistercian abbey, from 13th century also :)

Robert Manz said...

it is very very nicely framed Trevor. a really wonderful image. regards, robert

Linda said...

Wonderfully composed and I love the black and white, as I think it gives it an older historical touch! Thanks Trevor for the great caption as I enjoyed reading and learning...I am excited to gaze at the rest of your wonderful work here, thanks, Linda