St Mary's Abbey by fishers

St Mary's Abbey

Wandering through the Museum Gardens in York during one of our few recent sunny days, and I couldn't resist taking more photos of St Mary's Abbey.

These abbey ruins have featured before in our project, most recently in July - http://365project.org/fishers/365/2020-07-06

A brief history of the long and complicated history of this abbey were given with that shot.

I like the effect of the low sunlight has on the limestone structure, bringing out the richness of the colour in the stonework.

Ian
nice
November 23rd, 2020  
Wonderful capture of the light and a super composition
November 23rd, 2020  
Love the way the historic stonework is catching the sunlight
November 23rd, 2020  
wow
Your lighting, composition is far superior in this capture
Love this
fav
November 23rd, 2020  
Great light and details
November 23rd, 2020  
Lovely ruins and carvings.Fav😊
November 23rd, 2020  
Wonderful!
November 23rd, 2020  
It still looks majestic even as a ruin,
November 23rd, 2020  
Great shot of those beautiful ruin walls. Fav.
November 23rd, 2020  
Looking resplendent in the sunshine, great capture of this lovely old ruin, fav.
November 24th, 2020  
Pretty shot with lovely lighting.
November 24th, 2020  
Wonderful ruins
November 24th, 2020  
It is irresistible, the colour of the York stone is so lovely in the sunshine
November 24th, 2020  
Fabulous sunny shot.
November 24th, 2020  
Beautiful and lighting. So much history in ruins like this.
November 24th, 2020  
A stunning photo - fav! I recall mystery plays being performed there.
November 24th, 2020  
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Thank you all for your lovely comments and favs, they are very much appreciated.

The church when intact must have been a very impressive sight. There are artifacts from this church on display in the Yorkshire Museum, which is built over part of the abbey site.

Janet, this was indeed used for performances of the Mystery Plays, with the ruins making an excellent backdrop to the plays. More recently the Mystery Plays have been performed in York Minster, or extracts have been performed on carts at various sites in the city centre.

Ian
November 24th, 2020  
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