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Grace Dieu Priory Ruins

2009 Retrospective - I had a number of images I took last year that I would have liked to have posted on SC but time didn't allow.  This is the final image in this somewhat extended series of miscellaneous offerings from 2009.

Thorns had come up everywhere, the ground was covered with weeds, and the stone wall was in ruins.    (Proverbs 24:31)

Today is Good Friday and to the inhabitants of this place many years ago this would have been probably the most important day of their year.

Next to the A512 between Loughborough and Ashby-de-la-Zouch are the ruins of Grace Dieu Priory, an Augustinian Priory which has fallen into ruin over the centuries.  Recently a major restoration project has been put in hand and more details and pictures of the ruins are to be found here

This, by the way, is at the end of the walk I showed
on 17th.March which included the old railway viaduct on the Charnwood Forest Railway.

Another one of my favourite subjects starts on Monday.

Grace Dieu Priory Ruins

2009 Retrospective - I had a number of images I took last year that I would have liked to have posted on SC but time didn't allow.  This is the final image in this somewhat extended series of miscellaneous offerings from 2009.

Thorns had come up everywhere, the ground was covered with weeds, and the stone wall was in ruins.    (Proverbs 24:31)

Today is Good Friday and to the inhabitants of this place many years ago this would have been probably the most important day of their year.

Next to the A512 between Loughborough and Ashby-de-la-Zouch are the ruins of Grace Dieu Priory, an Augustinian Priory which has fallen into ruin over the centuries.  Recently a major restoration project has been put in hand and more details and pictures of the ruins are to be found here

This, by the way, is at the end of the walk I showed
on 17th.March which included the old railway viaduct on the Charnwood Forest Railway.

Another one of my favourite subjects starts on Monday.

comments (24)

  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 2 Apr 2010, 00:28
Great sky
Brian Walbey: Many thanks vintage.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 2 Apr 2010, 00:49
Brilliant shot, Brian. Even the sky was kind to you.
Brian Walbey: Thanks ray, no doubt you guessed Topaz lifted it a bit.
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 2 Apr 2010, 06:29
definitely seen better days, very well captured Brian
Brian Walbey: Many thanks Tony.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 2 Apr 2010, 07:33
Thank you kindly Brian for this picture postcard type image & the fascinating information attached
Brian Walbey: Thanks Chris, I might show some more shots from here in due course.
A fine shot of these ruins. I love wandering around places like this Brian
Brian Walbey: Thanks Bill, there are no end of angles these ruins can be taken from.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 2 Apr 2010, 08:37
It's almost a Stonehenge of ruins, Brian. Very well presented to us, I might add.
Brian Walbey: Many thanks Ginnie.
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 2 Apr 2010, 10:06
Looks a fascinating place Brian. You have made it looks like something out of a dream. It looks a little over-topazed to me!
Ingrid
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ingrid, I agree, a tad too much with the Topaz, it is a fine line between not enough and too much sometimes.
  • john
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 2 Apr 2010, 10:12
Dramatic HDR, interesting looking place and shot.
Brian Walbey: Many thanks John.
Wonderful capture of these ruins Brian. The sky is exceptional!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Richard.
  • chad
  • wherever I hang my mask.
  • 2 Apr 2010, 12:32
Wonderfuil site Brian and I like that heringbone brickwork amidst the stonework.
Brian Walbey: It is a good spot for photos Chad and only 10 minutes from us. I think iIwill go there again.
  • Jennie
  • United States
  • 2 Apr 2010, 13:15
The image suits your quote. Wonderful series.
Brian Walbey: Many thanks Jennie.
Almost a 3D effect on this shot of a wonderful ruin Brian..Nice.
Brian Walbey: Many thanks Ron.
Looks really impressive against that sky Brian. Very nicely done.
Brian Walbey: Many thanks Janet, I think I called you Ron the first time, another "senior meoent."
Nice bit of twiddling again, Brian - Topaz again? It's a pity that their Website appears not to have been updated since 2008 - the last news item!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Tom. I haven't looked at the website lately to be honest.
Great treatment Brian
Brian Walbey: Thanks Albert.
like the mix of brick and stone, excellent picture
Brian Walbey: Thanks Derek.
A grand set of ruins Brian, well adjusted.
Brian Walbey: Many thanks Les.
The texture or sharpening or something is a bit wonky. Not knowing the PP terms, I'm not sure.
Brian Walbey: I know what you mean Mary, to be honest I probably overdone the Topaz adjustment a bit.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 3 Apr 2010, 12:29
You've brought out some good detail and some lovely colours in this, Brian. I like the sky, too!
Brian Walbey: Many thanks Alan.
I am a real sucker for abbeys and monasteries, derelict or not, I love them all!! This capture looks awesome, so interesting that you see different kinds of tiles and bricks on one part of the ruin. Great sky too!

Nice HDR, but a bit overdone on the noise ninja/noiseware/noise reduction software? It is very blurry in parts of the image. Yet, composition wise, it is a winner!!!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Marion. This is only 10 minutes from us and it has taken me about 19 years to go there. I overdone the Topaz plug-in once again, I am trying to control my enthusiasm when I use it now.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 3 Apr 2010, 17:38
Brian this is so good, love the processing and that sky is a pure delight, it must be a wonderful place to visit.
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Astrid, the ruins are very photgenic, I took quite a few shots and it is only 10 minutes from us.
Good shot and a good text to go with it too
Brian Walbey: Many thanks Albert
cool shot and topical....
excellent
Brian Walbey: Thanks Rob.
Wonderful ruins Brian
Brian Walbey: They are indeed Pam, perhaps I will do series of my other shots at some time.

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