RIEVAULX ABBEY RUINS

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The ruined Rievaulx Abbey in North Yorkshire, an English Heritage property. This was one of the earliest Cistercian abbeys to be founded in England. The first buildings were of wood in 1131-2 although in 1135/6 the stone structures were started. Expansion and remodelling continued through the next few hundred years until the Dissolution and sale to the Earl of Rutland in 1538 who stripped the buildings leaving a ruin behind.

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THROUGH THE ROUND WINDOW

DSCF3743OK, so not exactly a window as such. This photograph was taken through a holey stone found on the beach. Tiny pebbles had gradually eroded a perfect circle in this softer rock, which I then had to play with in lieu of a proper filter!

WHITBY HARBOUR

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Whitby, famed for its ruined Abbey and tales of Dracula, is an old fishing port on the east coast of Yorkshire. This photo shows the east pier at the harbour entrance along with the eastern lighthouse which was built in 1855 and stands 16.5 m high.  The lighthouse shows a red fixed light whereas its taller counterpart on the western pier displays a green light.