Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Arches



"Admire well-preserved ecclesiastical ruins while following in the footsteps of ancient monks at Cong Abbey. Established in 1120 as an abbey for the Order of St. Augustine, Cong Abbey sits on the site of a 7th-century monastery. At its peak, the abbey was home to a remarkable 3,000 cenobite monks. It was left to decay during the reign of Henry VIII and later brought back to its former splendor by Irish philanthropist Sir Benjamin Lee Guinness.




The abbey is celebrated for its showcase of early architecture. Stroll along the paths that weave around the cloisters, chapter house, church and lush gardens. Spot Gothic-style windows, Romanesque doorways and medieval arches. See arcades, colonnades, freestanding columns and intricately carved capitals" (www.expedia.com).


9 comments:

  1. ...standing the test of time.

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  2. Beautiful they are so well preserved.

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  3. From the greeks and romans until our days. Nice details.

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  4. Strong enough to survive the centuries.

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  5. Certainly a beautiful place to spend a few hours exploring.

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  6. Esos arcos son una varilla y un hermoso
    legado que se ha transmitido de una generación a otra.

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  7. I envy your walk through there!

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