Monday, 28 August 2017

Cellarium - Fountains Abbey

Although I enjoyed seeing the Pheasants and Squirrels, the real reason to go to Fountains Abbey in Yorkshire was to see the remains of the Cistercian Abbey.  Founded in 1132, the abbey operated for 407 years, until 1539, when it was closed on the orders of Henry VIII during the Dissolution of the Monasteries.

I had seen lots of pictures of the remains of main building, so rather than show more of them, I will share some images from one of the areas that I liked the most.  The cellarium was the part of the Abbey where food and drink was stored.  I would love to know what it looked like when it was full of life and food.





The green cast in the pictures is not a mistake, it really did look like that!  Centuries of moss must have stained the stone - and it could also be green light from the lawns outside!

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26 comments:

Gordon said...

Hi Stewart, beautiful shots of that part of the Abbey, I've never been myself, but I have abiding memories of BBC footage of a family of Stoats that live in the grounds.
All the best Gordon.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
OOOoooooohhhh apart from the history, I's drooling over the symmetry of the architecture!!! YAM xx

eileeninmd said...

Wow, what an amazing place. Awesome shots of the Abbey! Happy Monday, enjoy your day and new week!

Marie Smith said...

Such splendid arches from such an early age. Incredible really!

Lea said...

Beautiful!
Have a great week!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

very cool place...iconic

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Wow! Fantastic looking architecture. Great photos.

Екатерина Балагурова said...

A stunning example of architecture!

TheChieftess said...

Wow!!! So amazing! Beautiful pics Stewart!

Beth said...

I need to visit!

Rhodesia said...

Stunning photos, they knew how to build things properly in those days!
Have a good week. Cheers Diane.

Linda W. said...

Those arched ceilings are wonderful!

Marcia said...

What spectacular architecture! It's a wonder that part is still standing. The Cistercian Abby we visited in the Cotswolds was not as lucky.

Photo Cache said...

Love, love, love it. How did you manage to photograph it without all the crowds?

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carol l mckenna said...

Beautiful photos of the lovely Abby ~ ^_^

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VioletSky said...

I would not be able to stop staring at that vaulted ceiling!

Betty Crow said...

All I've got is WOW!

Lady Fi said...

How gorgeous! And a little eerie with the green arches.

Fun60 said...

Excellent photos. A beautiful and amazingly preserved place.

Andrea Priebe said...

Very impressive architecture and built in a time when there were no cranes and bulldozers. It boggles the mind how they were able to accomplish this and such beauty ... I think the green adds to the beauty of the structure, but, of course, as green is my favorite color, I would see it as beautiful. This is awesome, Stewart ...

Andrea @ From The Sol

Cloudia said...

Thanks for showing us

A Colorful World said...

These photos just took my breath away! Oh how I would love to walk under those amazing arches! Wow! Thank you so much for sharing this.

Ida said...

Such a beautiful place. That last shot is so wonderful.

Kay L. Davies said...

The green light really does something wonderful to those arches!
Kay
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Pat Tillett said...

Wow! That is an amazing space. Almost surreal looking.
Great photos Stewart!

Mary Cromer said...

Oh I am so thankful to be catching up a bit, what a glorious place and the moss stained structures make it even more wonderful. I love the architecture and the arches.