Castles & Abbeys
The Medieval Ruins of The British Isles  

Due to a fortuitous happenstance, I spent two-and-half weeks in the spring of 2013 fulfilling a life-long ambition - to wander unfettered and undisturbed among the medieval ruins of Great Britain.

I wish I could articulate clearly why I am drawn to these ruins... well... no. Actually: I'm perfectly content to dwell within the very mystery that these ruins represent.  How were these colossal structures built?  What was it like to live among them during the era of their glory?  Why were they abandoned, how have they fallen into such disrepair?  What lessons do these remains of a lost civilization have to share with us today??

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The locations in this collection include many of the most notable  medieval structures in The Borders region of Scotland, Northumberland and Yorkshire, among them:  

Melrose Abbey

Jedburgh Abbey

Dryburgh Abbey

Smailholm Tower

Hermitage Castle

Rosslyn Chapel

Lindisfarne Priory

Fountains Abbey,

Rievaulx Abbey,

Richmond Castle


Barnard Castle

follow this link to see / purchase the individual photos in this collection:

Castles and Abbeys

The web-based printing service I use  offers prints in a variety of formats: conventional prints, metallic paper, mounted, framed, or canvas "gallery wraps." You have the ability to purchase prints in the size and format of your choosing directly from the site; if you'd rather not bother with the protocols, just tell me what you have in mind and I'll process the order for you myself.  

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In addition to the Castles & Abbeys collection shown here, there is another collection of more fanciful imaginings of these locations available for your viewing pleasure in the 'Portals of Stone' series:

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