An Open Door by fishers

An Open Door

The ruins of St Marys Abbey can be found in York's Museum Gardens, and they form an attractive backdrop to the gardens. The original abbey church was founded in 1055AD. Much of the current church was built in a 24 year period from 1270AD, and largely destroyed after 1539AD as a result of the dissolution of the monasteries under King Henry VIII.

Much of the area around the abbey came into the ownership of the Yorkshire Philosophical Society in 1828, and they created gardens around the ruins. They also created a museum which includes displays about the abbey. The whole area is of considerable historical interest, with several other old buildings, including an observatory, half-timbered Pilgrims' Hospitium, the West Gate and the 14th-century timber-framed Abbot's House (now called the King's Manor) as well as stretches of the wall around the abbey precinct.

Ian
Wonderful composition and pov to see the architectural details...Great history :)
March 14th, 2019  
Beautiful works of great carvings so great fav:)
March 14th, 2019  
A great view on, and capture of, those beautiful ruins.
March 14th, 2019  
@seattlite @stevepam @pyrrhula Thank you all for your comments and favs, they are very much appreciated.

Ian
March 15th, 2019  
Great title. Great picture
March 19th, 2019  
@777margo Thank you Margo, glad you like it.

Ian
March 22nd, 2019  
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