Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Surprise View


The aptly named 'Surprise View' - a lovely vista of the ruined Fountains Abbey, with the River Skell in the foreground that forms part of the Studley Royal water garden.  There is a high-level path through the woods around the estate, which leads to a Gothic pavilion called Anne Boleyn's Seat (though she never sat there, for sure!).  Coming out of the trees, the sudden view along the valley takes you completely by surprise and is as impressive and beautiful as it must have been when it was first conceived more than 200 years ago.

I will be posting some more photos of Fountains Abbey and the Studley Royal estate on my other blog, Seeking the Quiet Eye, starting here (three posts in all).

15 comments:

  1. Beautiful! I wish I could join those people strolling along the bank.

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  2. It's so beautyful that it seems to be unreal!

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  3. A great name for such a view. I love how the green grass meets the river. The lovely paths the way people are meandering as they would have 200 years ago. Stunning shot.

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  4. Just really stunning...I am going to check out your other blog now also...this is just very special.

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  5. Lovely spot. Not been there in ages. Maybe I need to arrange another trip to the area.

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  6. Superb capture, Jenny! When will you be publishing your coffee table book! It's high time you do :)

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  7. A beautiful landscape Jenny.
    Happy Easter to you.
    Costas

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  8. Nice vista shot! I like the blossoms! and the reflections!
    The person in white seems to be poised for a golf shot over the water!!

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  9. Breathtaking! I'm catching up on your posts -- I love the arches in the cellarium. What wonderful things you show us!

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  10. It's all been said - lovely and so inviting.

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  11. The perfect kind of surprise view!

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  12. We've been to Fountains twice, but never to Studley Royal gardens. That is a stunningly beautiful photo, Jenny!!

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  13. Breath-taking - so lovely in your pics that it has to be incredible in real life too!

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