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Sky over Stone: Fountains Abbey
Alan Harris

Fountains Abbey, in North Yorkshire, England, was founded by Cistercian monks by the River Skell in 1132 and is the largest monastic ruin in Britain. The stone used for construction was quarried locally. The variety of arches, windows, and doors, plus the majesty of the stone construction still standing, lend a surreal quality to the following photos.

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Photography by Alan and Linda Harris
using Canon Powershot A95 and Kodak DC280 digital cameras

Location: North Yorkshire, England
July, 2007


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