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Money and prayers

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These are the impressive ruins of Rievaulx Abbey in the North York Moors, North Yorkshire, Northern England. It was a very powerful 12th century Cistercian Monastery.

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5341x2838px 14.82 MB
IMAGE DETAILS
Make
NIKON CORPORATION
Model
NIKON D5
Shutter Speed
1/200 second
Aperture
F/8.0
Focal Length
24 mm
ISO Speed
200
Date Taken
Jun 20, 2017 9:40:07 AM +01:00
Sensor Size
34mm
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Beautiful!:happybounce: Heart Heart Heart 
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It is wonderful isn't it?
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Without doubt)))
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Very impressive even as a ruin. :D
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Yes it is :) I do like it as a ruin :)
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After years of holidaying in Yorkshire,w e only found this accidentally on our way across to Northumberland. It was so peaceful and here was noone else around...a lovely new teashop  i seem to remember, owned and run by the owner of the abbey.
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There's nothing like a ruined abbey :)
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nehab16Professional Traditional Artist
Very majestic and serene and spiritual. The spirit of the monastery can still be felt. 
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One of my favourite ruins in the UK
it does feel like a special place when you are there :)
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nehab16Professional Traditional Artist
:) (Smile) :) (Smile) 
eegariM's avatar
Looks ominous. Imagine how this may have affected citizens back then.
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Well it was a powerful monastery and was very wealthy but I don't think it was evil :)
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Depends on the definition. Probably not for the time but in retrospect I would say that probably most monastries were "evil" because christianity had a much more oppressive nature in general.

What I meant with omnious though was that churches were built that way because it helped to intimidate the common folk and show off the might of the lord. The organ as a church instrument had a similar effect. Today, with all our knowledge, it's pretty impressive to look at. But imagine it from the view of a person who doesn't know science or technology, as a person who gets teached that god is going to punish him for his sins. Such buildings were surely going to impress and intimidate.

Maybe I'm wrong though and this was just a place of hope. :) It's just that I can't help but think of that stuff because it was abused so many times in history.
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Wonderful photo
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Thank you kindly Maria :)
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You're so welcome :BlackEyedSusan: - NaNoEmo 09 
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I'm traveling the world thanks to your photos :D And I love them!
Thank you!
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Thank you so much Sara :D
Im so glad you like my pictures :)
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Keep up the good work!
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Wonderful capture! :dummy:
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Thank you Sofia :D
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Fantastic perspective!
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Thank you very much :)
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It's my pleasure!:) (Smile) 
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