Leiston Abbey 1

By mrswoolybill
A strange place. It's a ruined 14th Century Premonstratensian abbey, the property of English Heritage but managed by a music school who have converted various buildings into rehearsal and recording facilities. There is also what looks like a disused youth hostel, complete with abandoned laundry building smack in the middle of the site. (See version).
Somehow I found the details more interesting than the whole.
Thanks for looking,

Tags: Suffolk Architecture Black and white Specialist and abstract Leiston abbey

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2 Oct 2020 7:47AM
Did you give Bill's socks... or indeed his entire person... a quick rub through while you were there?
2 Oct 2020 7:57AM
At first I thought this was Bill's, Moira.
A smashing composition.

AlfieK Plus
4 1 1 United Kingdom
2 Oct 2020 8:32AM
A well chosen detail Moira. Superb gritty mono.
Robert51 12 7 120 United Kingdom
2 Oct 2020 8:33AM
Wonderful tones and textures add to that the great lines this really does work well.
saltireblue Plus
10 11.6k 71 Norway
2 Oct 2020 8:36AM
Presumably the pipe featured in the lead is for the water feed to the washing machine in the version?
cats_123 Plus
17 5.0k 30 Northern Ireland
2 Oct 2020 8:43AM
14th century B&B with H&C running water 😁😁😁
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.7k 2375 United Kingdom
2 Oct 2020 8:46AM

Quote:Presumably the pipe featured in the lead is for the water feed to the washing machine in the version?

Well they were only a few steps apart.
Thanks folks and good morning!
gpimages Plus
10 65 2 England
2 Oct 2020 8:46AM
What a good composition. I suspect that most people wouldn't have given it a second glance but you have made an interesting image here Moira. I do like your processing in enhancing the detail.
Graham Wink
bliba Plus
15 2 Austria
2 Oct 2020 9:05AM
super mono work

happy weekend

2 Oct 2020 9:18AM
both great shots with a sharp eye for detail
love these weird juxtapositions
chase Plus
15 2.1k 541 England
2 Oct 2020 9:44AM
Hmmm, washing while you wait,lovely outdoor feature...not ! Wink

Fab drainpipe textures.
bluesandtwos 11 502 1 England
2 Oct 2020 10:14AM
Well you can't go having monks with dirty habits, can you.

jacomes Plus
6 27 34 Portugal
2 Oct 2020 10:21AM
Nice composition Moira and well detailed, but I find the toning a bit heavy.
V1 - Smile

dales Plus
5 11 Australia
2 Oct 2020 10:41AM
Beautiful B&W image Moira , I see "Life's Good " at the Abbey by the versionSmile
TrevBatWCC Plus
12 13 17 England
2 Oct 2020 11:14AM
I like the tight crop and composition of the lead 👍 And the medieval washing machine in the version too... 😁
Trev 😀
dark_lord Plus
16 2.8k 750 England
2 Oct 2020 12:09PM
Washing machine? Could be another one of those aliens...
Joline Plus
14 30 59 United States
2 Oct 2020 1:18PM
Very bizarre combination of the modern and the medieval.
Daisymaye Plus
12 23 18 Canada
2 Oct 2020 2:26PM
Such old rusty pipes and a modern washing machine. How very odd.
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
2 Oct 2020 2:36PM
The lead is an amazing composition, the version I wasn't expecting !!
Both very well observed Moira, Isabel GrinGrin
2 Oct 2020 4:21PM
Something from nothing - well composed, interesting.
mistere Plus
7 6 4 England
2 Oct 2020 4:31PM
That's a bit of heavy duty plumbing, Moira. Too new for the 14th Century monks and
I can't imagine why a music school would need it. Unless it's the communal shower block Blush
The mind boggles.
2 Oct 2020 5:09PM
Interesting set, great lead.

Saastad Plus
1 16 15 Norway
2 Oct 2020 5:20PM
Lovely composition and processing!

Arne Smile
kaybee Plus
16 7.6k 26 Scotland
2 Oct 2020 8:40PM
A great mix of textures - in both versions.
taggart Plus
16 47 14 United States
2 Oct 2020 10:10PM
Building materials are curious as well---pebbles?
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.7k 2375 United Kingdom
3 Oct 2020 8:05AM

Quote:Building materials are curious as well---pebbles?

The pebbles are, I think, flints. They were used in various parts of the country - incredibly hard stones, set in mortar. More often they were knapped - split open - for more decorative effect. But that wasn't done here.
As well as the flint this was typical vernacular building using whatever was available, including recycled material. Roman remains were a useful source of dressed stone and also bricks... The laundry building is a more recent brick construction on top of medieval foundations.

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