A stone fence guards the pasture in the Lake District, England
A stone window in the Abbot’s House at Muchelney Abbey, Somerset, England
Founded in 7th or 8th century, Muchelney Abbey is a landmark in Somerset. It was once a wealthy Benedictine house and the second oldest religious foundation in Somerset, but as part of the dissolution the abbey’s principal buildings were demolished by Henry VIII in 1538. The Abbey was the second largest in Somerset after Glastonbury, England.
The only intact structure is the Abbot’s House with well-preserved architectural features including external stonework and inside a great chamber with ornate fireplace, carved settle and stained glass, and timber roof.
An intriguing combination of stone walls and arches covered with ivy, but leading to a locked gate. What pastures lie behind the gate in the English countryside?
Symmetry of stone arches leading to the door at Duke Chapel, Raleigh, North Carolina. Impressive in both color and black & white images.
The simple yet attractive design of stone arches at Duke Chapel in North Carolina
A chain blocks the entrance to a door but can’t hide the beauty of ornate, stone arches at Duke Chapel in North Carolina