Brian Davis  


Shrewsbury Abbey by Brian Davis

July 2021 - Shrewsbury Abbey

July 2021 - Brian Davis

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July 2021 - Brian Davis

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July 2021 - Brian Davis

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About the Image(s)

We have just had a weeks break in Shropshire in England. It borders Wales along its western boundary. Shrewsbury has an abbey near the River Severn and it was initially a Benedictine monastery and made more famous as the base of Cadfael a fictitious monk in a 24 book series by Ellis Peters and the books were also made into a TV series. The main nave which you can see with the circular columns is Norman and date from 1087, the east end was restored in 1886, the abbey having been dissolved in 1540 and it became a parish church, the rest of the abbey having been demolished.


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8 comments posted




Nick Muskovac   Nick Muskovac
Brian, There is a lot of nice depth to this image. I like the beautiful shapes of the arches. The alter lighting gives the eye a place to land on.   Posted: 07/04/2021 12:26:34



Betty Drinkut   Betty Drinkut
I love Cadfael! I also like this kind of perspective view. The church offers several things to see. Nice!   Posted: 07/05/2021 09:48:07
Brian Davis   Brian Davis
I did not realise that the first book "A morbid taste for bones" was based upon fact about how a party from the abbey travelled into Wales to get some bones of a saint so that they could have a shrine for pilgrims. The monks did collect some bones of St Winefride from Wales in 1138 and they remained in a shrine until the abbey was dissolved in 1540   Posted: 07/30/2021 16:07:26
Brian Davis   Brian Davis
I did not realise that the first book "A morbid taste for bones" was based upon fact about how a party from the abbey travelled into Wales to get some bones of a saint so that they could have a shrine for pilgrims. The monks did collect some bones of St Winefride from Wales in 1138 and they remained in a shrine until the abbey was dissolved in 1540   Posted: 07/30/2021 16:07:28



David Allen   David Allen
Great image with much depth and interesting things to look at. The isle leads one's view to the front and up to the stained glass windows. There seems to be something odd about the upper right stained glass windows, but I can't tell what it is. No big deal though as it's a great image.   Posted: 07/09/2021 12:55:34



Barry Rothstein   Barry Rothstein
nice balance / symmetry. good lighting. nice image.   Posted: 07/09/2021 17:52:25



Signe Emmerich   Signe Emmerich
I loved Cadfael too! Reminds me it might be time to reread some of the books. Anyway, this is a beautiful image...rich colors, nice lighting (stars along the sides), leading lines, and great depth. I also appreciate the history you provide with this and other images.   Posted: 07/25/2021 18:08:24
Brian Davis   Brian Davis
I did not realise that the first book "A morbid taste for bones" was based upon fact about how a party from the abbey travelled into Wales to get some bones of a saint so that they could have a shrine for pilgrims. The monks did collect some bones of St Winefride from Wales in 1138 and they remained in a shrine until the abbey was dissolved in 1540   Posted: 07/30/2021 16:07:45