2007-03-11c Ruins - square shot B&W በ [Ananabanana]
The ruins of <a href="http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=Roche&w=45358973@N04">Roche Abbey</a> (by Maltby Beck), a ruined Cisterian monastery situated near Maltby, in South <a href="http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=Yorkshire&w=45358973@N04">Yorkshire</a>. The abbey is at the Northern edge of what was once Sherwood forest, and Robin Hood is said to have taken mass there regularly.
Like most other abbeys, it was dissolved by Henry VIII in 1538, following which the local community despoiled it for timber, stone and lead, as well as the property within. The remains were left to fall to ruin, and the land came into the hands of the Earl of Scarborouh, who emplyed the famous landscape gardener Capability Brown who buried much of it under turf in the late 1700s. There it remained for two centuries until excavated in the 1920s, and is now cared for by English Heritage.
Taken on a walk with the NTU <a href="http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=Chaplaincy&w=45358973@N04">Chaplaincy</a>, using a <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/ananabanana/sets/72157622989550813/">Pentax Optio S</a> and converted to black and white using Picasa's maroon B&W filter on the advice of <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/35857078@N05/">Brian @ Bury St Edmunds (UK)</a>. Do you prefer this one, or the <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/ananabanana/4971233277/">colour version</a>?
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Bury St Edmunds Abbey is a tourist attraction, one of the Benedictine monasteries in Bury St Edmonds, ዩናይትድ ኪንግደም. It is located: 301 km from ለንደን, 540 km from Birmingham, 890 km from Brussels. Read further