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Originally posted by rroland99 rroland99 wrote:

Here are some from a trip last Fall to the UK. Youngest to oldest:
The ruins of Fountains Abbey, Yorkshire, England - in its prime at approx 1539AD...


Ruins of St Andrews Cathedral in Scotland - completed approx 1318AD...


The ruins of Conwy Castle in North Wales - constructed approx 1280AD...


The Commandant's House (Praetorium) at Chesters Roman Fort (approx 125AD) Northumberland, England...


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I'm afraid I'm not seeing your images ralph - not sure if it is a problem with the server, or what..
 



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Jumicges Abbey, Normandy, France. Dates from 1067.

7D and CZ16-80.



Edited by Riccati - 15 April 2008 at 07:03
a700, 7D, CZ16-80, 17-35D, 24-105D, 20/2.8, 24/2.8, 35/2, 70-210/4.
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Here's the Cook Bank Building in the ghost town of Rhyolite, Nevada. It's only 100 years old, but sadly neglected. Look here to see how the building has deteriorated since it was built, and learn more about the town of Rhyolite.

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Good stuff shown above, I like the genre. To contribute, a couple from central New Mexico, USA.

Indian dwellings, hundreds of small (less than 4x8 ft) rooms in an indian pueblo. In the background is the church the Spanish made with indian labor.


Closer view of the church. It was built in the mid 1600s and abandon within a few years. They ticked off the local plains indians (Apaches) who cleaned their clocks and sent the survivors packing back to Mexico.


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Here are some from a trip last Fall to the UK. Youngest to oldest:
The ruins of Fountains Abbey, Yorkshire, England - in its prime at approx 1539AD...


Ruins of St Andrews Cathedral in Scotland - completed approx 1318AD...


The ruins of Conwy Castle in North Wales - constructed approx 1280AD...


The Commandant's House (Praetorium) at Chesters Roman Fort (approx 125AD) Northumberland, England...


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Nice story to go with the pictures.

I enjoy seeing some of the old places over on your side of the pond.

If I were to take pictures of what things looked like 800 years ago, here where I live,
it would be some trees with a Native American Indian standing near by. :-)

Some day I have to get over to see some of your great castles and ruins.


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Post Options Post Options   Quote Bob J Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 April 2008 at 01:13
..any excuse to start a theme...

This one is for pictures of ruins and derelict buildings. Please post pictures of your own.

To start off:

Going back 800 years the area I live in was quite uninhabited. Richard de Lucy built the Abbey at Lessness in the 1170s as penance for his part in the murder of Thomas Becket - the Abbey remained until Cardinal Wolsey surpressed it in the name of Henry VIII and it was sold over to William Brereton (who came to a bad end for alleged cavorting with Anne Boleyn). The Abbey was raided for its stone over the years, but parts of the restored walls remain now, in a patch of park and woodland surrounded by London suburbs...







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