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Thank you all for comments and votes yesterday my friends, thought this would be OK for shadow Saturday. Below some info on Llanthony Priory.

The priory dates back to around the year 1100, when Norman nobleman Walter de Lacy reputedly came upon a ruined chapel of St. David in this location, and was inspired to devote himself to solitary prayer and study. He was joined by Ersinius, a former Chaplain to Queen Matilda, the wife of King Henry I, and then a band of followers. A church was built on the site, dedicated to St John the Baptist, and consecrated in 1108. By 1118, a group of around 40 monks from England founded there a priory of Canons Regular, the first in Wales.

In 1135, after persistent attacks from the local Welsh population, the monks retreated to Gloucester where they founded a daughter cell, Llanthony Secunda. However, around 1186 another member of the de Lacy family, Hugh, the fifth baron, endowed the estate with funds from his Irish estates to rebuild the priory church, and this work was completed by 1217. Also as there are letters from Pope Clement III (CSM,i,p. 157-159), between 1185 and 1188, confirming further grants and gifts to the priory from Adam de Feypo and Geoffrey de Cusack in Ireland.

The Priory became one of the great medieval buildings in Wales, in a mixture of Norman and Gothic architectural styles. Renewed building took place around 1325, with a new gatehouse. On Palm Sunday, April 4, 1327, the deposed Edward II stayed at the Priory on his way from Kenilworth Castle to Berkeley Castle, where he is alleged to have been murdered.

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D300S Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:12.0-24.0 mm f/4.0
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:20 Apr 2011 - 1:22 PM
Focal Length:13mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/18.0
Shutter Speed:1/50sec
Exposure Comp:-1.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Manual
Title:Priory Shadow
Username:achieverswales achieverswales
Uploaded:26 Jan 2013 - 1:02 AM
Tags:Architecture, Llanthony Priory
Votes:42

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Dinky65
Dinky65  1 United States
26 Jan 2013 - 1:53 AM

Very nice, love the history lesson.Wink

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
26 Jan 2013 - 3:42 AM

Great info with this lovely image Trev - and the shadow is strong !!

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CarolG
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26 Jan 2013 - 5:58 AM

Great shadows for Saturday, Trev, and a fine capture of the priory. Carol

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LynneJoyce
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26 Jan 2013 - 6:28 AM

That's quite some shadow you have captured there.

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leontari
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26 Jan 2013 - 6:42 AM

Lovely light, capture and excellent shadows Trev
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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41034 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England134 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jan 2013 - 8:06 AM

Strong shape and shadow, Trev, with a vibrant green and blue. Most suitable and effective.

Dave

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pluckyfilly
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26 Jan 2013 - 8:27 AM

Good use of shadow and light, some great architecture in this picture Trev

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franken
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26 Jan 2013 - 8:42 AM

Love the shadows Trev.

Ken

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geoffrey baker
geoffrey baker e2 Member 10496 forum postsgeoffrey baker vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jan 2013 - 9:21 AM

A lovely photo Trev Smile

Light looks good this morning so I'm off out the hide, don't forget to come up whenever you want mate Smile

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netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2170 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jan 2013 - 10:19 AM

Great info ,great image and shadow.
I go to welsh dancing every week and one of the dances we do and it's my favourite is "Abaty Llanthony,now I will enjoy it even better after seing this.
NettaSmile

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digital_boi
26 Jan 2013 - 10:47 AM

good pools of light and shadow Trevor best i have seen today so far

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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Irishkate
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26 Jan 2013 - 10:59 AM

Quite a history and a lovely ruin.
Great shadows and backed by that lovely blue sky,
an excellent image.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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Trev_B
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26 Jan 2013 - 11:38 AM

Ahhh ia shadow of it's former self Wink... nice to see greens and blues again... well done Trev.

Trev

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User_Removed
26 Jan 2013 - 1:40 PM

Super image Trev, and thanks for the great info.
Regards, Alf.

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TrevBatWCC
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26 Jan 2013 - 2:38 PM

A lovely capture of this ancient Priory, Trev, and well timed to get the shadows in just the right position Wink Interesting bit of info too Smile
Trev Smile

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Lillian
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26 Jan 2013 - 3:00 PM

Beautifully captured Trev
Lillian

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AnnChown
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26 Jan 2013 - 3:18 PM

This is a lovely image of this beautiful place Trev. I stayed here when I walked the Offas Dyke path! Good to see it again here - with great shadows.
Ann

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
26 Jan 2013 - 4:28 PM

Wonderful light and shadows Trev, a very pleasing photo of the highest quality love it regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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tomcat
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26 Jan 2013 - 7:09 PM

What a very interesting narrative TrevSmile

Read it twice in factGrin

Adrian

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NDODS
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26 Jan 2013 - 7:24 PM

A very interesting foreword Trev, supported by a gorgeous image of the ancient ruins. The light adding to the appeal greatly.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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tonyng
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26 Jan 2013 - 8:31 PM

You have chosen a nice day for this. Like the use of the arch and strong shadow to split the green and blue.

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Growmore
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26 Jan 2013 - 11:07 PM

Beautiful light and shadow Trev a excellent shot and composition.

Gary

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Glostopcat
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27 Jan 2013 - 12:43 AM

A fine shot of this ruined priory and a fascinating narrative to accompany it. I've seen Llanthony Secunda many times as it is only a few miles from where I live in my county town of Gloucester

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PaulLiley
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30 Jan 2013 - 9:17 AM

Great composition and good use of shadows. Interesting write up too. paul

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