Category Archives: Abbey

Back On The Road

04-06-19

At last I’m back on the road, managed to find a car that hadn’t got spaceship mileage, been used as a minicab or had multiple owners, can’t believe it’s been over 3 years since I was behind the wheel. Picked the car up on June 1st with some trepidation, could I still drive OK, shouldn’t have worried it was as if it had just been a few days since I last drove.

Golfing
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To celebrate I took a drive to Launde Abbey  just a short 30 mile round trip, it was so nice to travel through the countryside, all lovely and green with the rain we have had lately. Took a few images while I was there, wasn’t really in a photo mood, too excited about being on the road again.

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Day Of The Triffids
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In The Walled Garden
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Caterpillar Heaven
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Launde Abbey is such a calm and peaceful place, I can see why people visit and go on retreat in the cabins they have in the grounds, also it has a really good Tea Room.

Friday trip to town

23-09-2016

Actually took the bus to town this time so I could walk out to an area I haven’t visited for years, Leicester’s Abbey Park.

Bat Brolly 
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Well it looked bat like to me.

Abbey of St Mary of the Meadows
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According to the information board the Abbey was founded in about 1143 and closed in 1538 by Henry v111 (who else !) so it lasted for nearly 400 years.

The Abbey Church ruins
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The Gate House
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I then got besotted with a modernish door I found just behind the Gate House !
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I also took along a film camera with me, hopefully should have processed the film by tomorrow (Sunday).

A few more from the Abbey

Sequoia SDIM0719SDIM0720_1_easyHDR I couldn’t believe it when I saw the Sequoia in the grounds of the Abbey. It brought back happy memories of when I visited the Giant Redwoods in Northern California.

Old tree stump & cross
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Hills & Mole Hills
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SDIM0764-EditThere are actually lots of Mole hills at the top of the hill !!! I couldn’t decide between the colour or Black & White ?

Green Gate
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