The Abbey of Sant’Antimo is a former Benedictine monastery in the comune of Montalcino, Tuscany in central Italy. It is about 9 km from the Via Francigena, the pilgrim route to Rome. Disused for many years, since 1992 the abbey has been in use by a small community of Premonstratensian Canons Regular. The origins of the abbey are obscure; the earliest document relating to the abbey is a land grant of Louis the Pious dated December 813. The foundation of the original Benedictine monastery dates to the time of Charlemagne. Prints are available in any size and on any material. Click here or click the image for a larger preview.
Ashford Castle is a medieval castle that has been expanded over the centuries and turned into a five star luxury hotel near Cong on the Mayo-Galway border, on the shore of Lough Corrib in Ireland. Prints available in any size and on any material; click for a larger preview.
An ancient, medieval stone wall in York, England shows centuries of modifications, including a section that was once a doorway. Prints available; click image for a larger preview.
A single, narrow window lets the daylight into a dark room in Tattershall Castle, Lincolnshire, England. Built by Robert de Tattershall in 1231, Tattershall Castle has its origins in either a stone castle or a fortified manor house. It was largely rebuilt in brick, and greatly expanded, by Ralph, 3rd Lord Cromwell, Treasurer of England, between 1430 and 1450. Prints available. Click for a larger preview.
The foyer of an old building in Dubrovnik, Croatia is lit with bright colors, temporarily brightening the appearance of the peeling paint and crumbling walls of a staircase leading upward to the unseen floors above. Click for a larger preview
On October 6, 2012 Ruth and I visited Kenilworth Castle in the Midlands of England. It’s a fantastic medieval castle ruin and one of the most renowned of English historical castles.
While exploring the ruins I found this moody, dramatic inside corner with a circular staircase leading up to the floors above. I was glad to have my tripod with me, as this scene was lit with very low light levels requiring a 1.3 second exposure, even at ƒ 6.3.
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