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Floodlit Fountains Abbey

31 Oct 2021 3:45PM   Views : 724 Unique : 425

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Looking out of my window just now, watching the rain absolutely pouring in torrents, it's hard to believe that just a few hours ago we were basking in relative warmth and without any sign of water from the heavens at Fountains Abbey, near Ripon. It was the annual illumination of the abbey, spread over a few weeks, and free to National Trust members as well. First stop was something to eat as we arrived at our alotted 5pm slot, and the queues were not too long. If we had waited another 15 minutes then that was a different story. So, sourdough toasties all round, and we had brought our own water bottles this time.

The choir started singing at 7pm prompt, so we listened awhile and then explored the floodlit ruins whilst the suitably ghostly voices echoed softly in the background. It was a great drive out to Ripon, a lovely relaxed evening and a great drive back on virtually empty roads. Fantastic! Here's our self portrait of our visit:
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Sony ZV-E10 with 16-50mm lens

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