Sunday, 5 October 2014

Salmon Sand, Castle & Blackfriars and Buckfast Door

"Salmon Sand" :- Shimmering wet sands and a pastel sunset come together to create a scene that's full of colours you usually see in bubbles. This was Brighton & Hove beach a few weeks ago on the 12th September 2014. A surreal and dreamy vision of seaside life. We're very fortunate to live on the south coast as we are often blessed with some incredible displays of nature.

"Castle & Blackfriars" :- A shot from the bridge over the River Arun looking towards the ruins of Blackfriars Priory and Arundel Castle itself. Arundel can be traced back to Roman times but it was mainly developed into the market town during Saxon times and is mentioned in the Domesday book in 1086. Dominican friars arrived in the 13th Century which was when Arundel's first religious building "Blackfriars" was built. The name of the priory derived from the colour of the robes the friars wore. Like a lot of priories and monestaries in the UK it was torn down around and dissolved by King Henry VIII and his Dissolution of the Monasteries Act of 1539. You can clearly see the priory ruins catching the sunlight on the river bank. Arundel Castle dates from 1067.

"Buckfast Door" :- This is the highly ornate and grand door of Buckfast Abbey which is part of an active Benedictine monastery at Buckfast, near Buckfastleigh, Devon, England. The abbey was originally founded in 1018 and then another abbery was built on the same site in 1134. Then in 1539 Henry VIII turned up and flattened it all. Jump forward hundreds of years to 1882 and you'll then discover that a group of French Benedictine monks refounded a monastery on the very same site. The new abbey church was started in 1907 and it was finally completed in 1938.

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