Thursday, July 15, 2010

Rievaulx Abbey

We haven't been out adventuring as much this summer as we were last. Jason's work commitments have increased, Cami's social calendar is booked, & I still haven't gotten a British driver's license. But we spent one special day in May driving through North Yorkshire to go to Rievaulx Abbey.

It's a gorgeous ruin and there were historical re-enactors showing what abbey life was like. After walking the labyrinth that had been created in a courtyard, Cami & I chatted with a "monk" from York.

I thought that the labyrinth layout looked very familiar -- and with good reason. It was modeled on the labyrinth in Chartres, France, which is the labyrinth my uncle Robert has studied & recreated many times.


Tricia said...

So beautiful!

Lisa G. said...

Wow, absolutely beautiful pictures!

Jeanne said...

I really like that one of you and Rose, Starr! So cute! The scenery is awesome!

Jessica said...

yay we finally get to see a picture of your beautiful self!!!

loves from Jersey