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Yaniv Sirton

The Western Wall

Philip Silver

Tintern Abbey

Gwent, Wales, UK

December 19, 2004 , 11:20 local time

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© 2004 Philip Silver, All Rights Reserved.

Caption

The ruins of Tintern Abbey lie between the River Wye and the A466 road, on the Wales / England border. Tintern Abbey was originally founded by Cistercian monks in 1131 AD. in the reign of Henry I. Between 1270 and 1301 the Abbey was rebuilt and by the end of the rebuilding, around four hundred monks lived in the complex. The Black Death arrived in 1349 and affected Abbey life badly but it continued to operate until 1536. In that year the Abbey was part of the dissolution of the monasteries under Henry VIII. Within a few years the lead was stripped from the roof and the building began to decay. The Abbey then became a source of building stone and only in the eighteenth century was any interest shown in the ruin. Around 1760 the site was cleaned up and visitors to the Wye Valley began to be entranced with the beauty of the site and surroundings.

Location

Europe / UK-Wales

Lat: 51° 41' 55.68" N
Long: 2° 40' 37.2" W

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Equipment

Kodak ProSLRn, Nikon 14mm 2.8 ED, ISO 160, F16, 1/3
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