I pass this fine building several times a week and generally never give it a thought. It has become such a familiar sight that it almost disappears from my peripheral vision which is an awful admission; it deserves to be noticed. So by way of contrition I went inside this morning to pay my respects. I was rewarded by a warm welcome; the interior is kept at a constant 16°C, not for my benefit but for the organ’s (click on images to enlarge):
There is a wealth of information about Hexham Abbey here including many more photographs of its magnificent exterior: http://www.hexhamabbey.org.uk/.
Great lighting. Your B&W works is wonderful.
Thanks for the encouragement Victor – much appreciated.
I love the contrast in these
The low winter sun streaming through the windows helped with some.
Thanks for stopping by.
Thanks for taking time to stop by the abbey and pay your respects; sharing your photographs with us to view. It looks like a place I wish I could visit that was near. What an enormous space inside. Great shots and now I’m wondering whose skull that is…
It is the detail from a stone commemorative plaque on the eastern side of the north transept which reads: H.S.E. Gulielmus Johnston, Mercator Laboribus finitis, Naturae cessit 26°: die Maij AD 1725, AEtat’. Suse 69. The plaque is set in a shroud with an angel at the top and a skull at the bottom. All very spooky 🙂
a very intimidating building!
Indeed and not the sort of place I would like to spend the night 🙂
Thanks, it is a magnificent building.
The first one and the last one – fantastic, Robin!