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Studley Roger

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  • Day3

    Fountains Abbey

    August 23, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    Gestern schon zum Abbey und leider zu spät für das volle Programm. Heute also ganz kurz hin um das Weltkulturerbe zu sehen.
    Ganz kurz hat nicht geklappt. Zum einen wollten wir unsere 16 Pfund Eintritt - pro Person - ausnutzen. Zum anderen ist es unglaublich schön dort. Wird sicherlich eines der Highlights dieses Urlaubes. Nicht nur wegen des grandiosen Wetters aber sicherlich auch deswegen.
    Erst zu Fuss einen Kilometer durch den Deer Park und auch tatsächlich Rotwild gesehen. Dann zum inneren Bereich:
    Ein riesiges Areal rund um die Klosterruine mit einem ganz eigenen Charm. Man hat sowohl den Eindruck als dürfe der Zahn der Zeit weiter daran nagen als auch das jeder Grashalm einzeln drapiert wird. Nebenbei: englischer Rasen ist kein Klischee.
    Wir waren mega beeindruckt. Mehrfach ist uns richtig das Herz aufgegangen. Einfach nur schön.
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  • Day83

    Fountains Abbey

    July 23, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    These ruins are of the largest Cistercian Abbey in England, founded in 1132. Cistercian monks were seeking a simpler existence. The abbey was wealthy due to the amount of land given them and the number of sheep they raised. The abbey was beautiful and hearing about the monks' lifestyle was interesting. Their life was composed of work, prayers 7 times a day, and only 1-2 meals a day, depending on the season. The abbey was whitewashed and undecorated. Also on the grounds were the abbot's house, guest houses, and an infirmary.

    When King Henry VIII dissolved the monasteries, any materials of value were taken, including the slate roofs, partly to reuse them, and partly to prevent the monks from returning.
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  • Day83

    Fountains Hall and the Deer Park

    July 23, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    Another part of Studley Royal Park is Fountains Hall another Elizabethan style country manor. Some of the stone from the abbey ruins was used in its construction. After this manor became part of Studley Royal Park, it was used for other purposes. In the 1930s, it was opened up as a Settler's Society. Boys aged 14-17 left their families to live in the camp, work the land and enjoy a better quality of life. The boys were trained in a range of skills, from gardening and forestry to general estate work and domestic service, to help them find jobs in the future. Then during WWII the manor and other estate buildings were used to house evacuees.

    The Deer Park on the estate contains St Mary's Church from 1870.
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  • Day83

    Studley Royal Park

    July 23, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    This 1700s park includes one of the best water gardens in England. The temple-like viewpoint on the hill is for admiring the abbey ruins nearby.

  • Day83

    Fountains Mill and more

    July 23, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    The mill was used by the monks to make flour for their daily bread. Also on the grounds are some pretty bridges and other buildings. The last photo is a model of how the abbey looked in its entirety.

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