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Cong Abbey

From Wikipedia: Cong Abbey is a historic site located at Cong, on the borders of counties Galway and Mayo, in Ireland’s province of Connacht. The ruins of the former Augustinian abbey mostly date to the 13th century and have been described as featuring some of finest examples of medieval ecclesiastical architecture in Ireland. 59 more words


Catherine : just a nagging girl?


I have to admit: I’ve seen quite a lot of the Jane Austen movies. My mom is a big fan of them, because they’re guaranteed non-thinking films, so my mom can relax for a full hundred percent. 318 more words


Masterpieces of Light and Space: Abbey of St. Victor, Marseille, France

The Abbey of St. Victor, exterior (I think)

During my last semester at university, I took a History of Western Europe class that I mostly slept through. 395 more words


What's in Your Bathroom? Pt 1

Morning routines vary drastically from one person to another. Some people have a very specific morning. Others have a hard enough time brushing their teeth. I fortunately fall somewhere in the middle. 405 more words


Danube Gorge and Weltenburg Abbey

This morning we reached Regensburg, almost the end of our voyage on the Danube. From there, we went by bus to Kelheim, then by boat through the Danube Gorge to Weltenburg Abbey. 165 more words


New on 500px : Lavender carpet of Senanque Abbey by jtrof by jtrof

I’ve seen so many photos of the Senanque Abbey with its lavender carpet planted by the monks just in front of it. But the reality is always different. 61 more words

Going west - The poet's yew

The rain continued as we walked from the Abbey to the church, the sky heavy and grey. Even the shelter of the trees was not enough to protect the lens from the constant drops, but it began to ease as we sought the solitary yew in the churchyard, beside which the medieval poet, Dafydd ap Gwilym is though to be buried, although there is a dispute as to whether Strata Florida or Talley Abbey holds the poet’s remains. 557 more words