Thursday, 21 April 2016

GOOD FENCES - Walk to Quarr Abbey on the Isle of Wight

In March when I was visiting the Isle of Wight, I walked to Quarr Abbey Today come I invite you to come with me on our walk and see what I photographed.  It turned out that most of the shots had fences in them so I am lining this post to GOOD FENCES.



This is the ruins of the old Abbey.






This is Quarr Abbey today and is home to a small group of Benedictine monks who strive to dedicate their lives to the glory of God, and whose day is characterised by prayer, work and community life.


I found this is the coffee shop and the name Quarr 
has been beautiful made in tiles.


When I arrived I  slipped in while a service was in progress and took this shot after it was finished.  I talked with this Monk who was pleased I had come to visit Quarr Abbey.


I know there was a small Chapel round the back of the Abbey and on the way I photographed their graveyard where previously Monks are buried.


I thought the arches in the small Chapel with subdued lighting were very beautiful.


On the way home I passed this gateway and thought of Theresa of Good Fences.  Not one that you would see in Texas but one you will see in the UK.


I hope you enjoyed our walk and all that we saw on the way.


Many thanks for visiting and also to all who leave comments.

27 comments:

  1. So glad you took us on a tour of this wonderful Abbey! The shots of the arches are fantastic.

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  2. Hello, Margaret, the photos of the Abbey and chapel are lovely. The horses are my favorite, cute photos.Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!

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  3. I enjoyed my walk immensely Margaret, what a beautiful place. Love your shots. Hug B

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  4. Always enjoy visiting places like that.

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  5. So beautiful, Margaret ... I love the shots of the Abby, both inside and out and many great fences. I love stone fences so that was probably my favorite. Very nice, indeed :)

    Andrea @ From The Sol

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  6. One part of the UK I've never been to..............

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  7. Those shots of the Abby are great--- I think you really caught the place.

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  8. A truly marvelous abbey Margaret, super photos of the horses too.

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  9. Fine tour of the Quarr Abby, and I especially enjoyed your horse photos. They still have the fuzzy winter coats as well as warm blankets. It must still be cold there.

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  10. beautiful arches/apogees in that church! lovely wooly horses, too. thanks, margaret!

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  11. What a wonderful place to visit. Thanks for taking us along for this lovely photo tour. Love it all!

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  12. Lovely tour of the Quarr Abby. Wonderful images!

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  13. How nice to get a chance to speak to the Monk and spend time there. We've really had the horses for good fences today! Hugs!

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  14. What a beautiful building inside and out. the horses are so cute in their blankets. Hope you are well Margaret.

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  15. Wonderful images! This post really makes me wish I could travel and see such beautiful places.

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  16. What a wonderful walk. The Abbey was lovely. The fences there are quite nice and the horse were fun to see as well.

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  17. Love the stone wall. That is an impressive gate, too.

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  18. Pretty horses! And what a nice old stone building too.

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  19. beautiful horses, the abby is quite lovely as well!!! looks like a wonderful place to walk around and take pictures!!!!

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  20. What a wonderful post. The horses are beautiful. I especially like the photos of the Abbey. Such a place of peace and tranquility! Thank you!

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  21. such beautiful photography with wonderful variety of shots ~ love the horses!

    Happy Weekend to you ~ ^_^

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  22. I've very enjoyed your walk to the marvellous old Abbey

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  23. The horses seem to have a cold time.

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  24. Lovely photos of Quarr Abbey - a wonderful place to visit :) I spotted a Red Squirrel when we were last there :)

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  25. The ponies rugged up take me straight back to my youth! They look so cute.
    Wren x

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  26. I love the horses and the arches in the chapel.

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