Sunday, 11 March 2012

Pictures from the exhibition: The Cellarium


Another of the prints from my exhibition in the Half Moon Café in Saltaire's Roberts Park, on until the end of this month....

The stunning vaulted roof of the Cellarium at Fountains Abbey (North Yorkshire) survived amazingly intact after Henry VIII's brutal dissolution of the monasteries in the sixteenth century. It was here that the lay brothers of the Abbey ate, slept and socialised.  Now it's home to several protected species of bat.  Patiently waiting to take a photograph without any people in it (difficult on a summer weekend), I had time to enjoy the serenity of this huge space.

11 comments:

  1. Hi Jenny . that's a wonderful photo - well done .. I must get up to Fountains Abbey sometime. Love the name Cellarium .. and also Undergate - descriptive of their time ..

    Enjoy your Sunday .. cheers Hilary

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  2. Stunning is definitely the word!--Especially with the very spare, modern sleek looking cross at the focal point. Wish I could be there to see the rest of your exhibition.

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  3. Simply magnificent, both the subject and the photograph. Your solo exhibition is well earned. Jim

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  4. It looks serene. I think it's the combination of the stone and the light and the history of the place. You have captured all three beautifully!

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  5. i'm going down to the cafe this week to look at your exhibition. I dont know much about photography but came across your blogg by accident and i love your photos. They really cheer me up! Charlotte

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  6. Wonderful angles and serenity, Jenny.

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  7. A superb shot Jenny - one can so easily imagine the atmosphere here. A pity I'm not close enough to get to your exhibition; are the photos available through your blog? Wishing you a wonderful week.

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  8. Valerie - yes, click the label that says 'exhibition' in the label cloud. I've posted some of them.

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  9. Oh my goodness, jenny...the light in that photo is just amazing!!!

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  10. What an amazing photograph Jenny. So peaceful looking.

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  11. Your patience to capture this image was well worth it! Showing people milling about there just wouldn't have given the same effect. ~Lili

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