Ruins of The Old Abbeys of England ~ #AtoZ AmaZing Photos

Rievaulx Abbey in North Yorkshire, England

I don’t know why, but I am fascinated by the ruins of the old abbeys of England dotted along the countryside.  I couldn’t get enough, although I think the girls and hubby reached their limit.  Here are a few of my favorite shots: Have you seen the ruins of the old abbeys of England? Which […]

Alcobaca Monastery and Church: first Gothic Buildings in Portugal

Alcabaca Monastery external

Some places leave me in wonder. How did they build such tall, massive structures almost 1000 years ago. Today we visited Alcobaca Monastery, a Mediaeval Roman Catholic monastery located in the town of Alcobaça Portugal.  It, along with the church were the first Gothic buildings built in Portugal. The church and monastery have had close ties to […]