South Shields Daily Photo

A collection of images from South Shields and the North of England

Away day – Hexham Abbey

with 7 comments

North Transept Hexham Abbey

I’ve posted this larger image following a request from Carlos in Barcelona who took a liking to the Postcard from Hexham, back in August. This is the North transept and windows in the abbey, the organ gantry is on the right hand side. The abbey was founded by St. Wilfred in 674 A.D. and the original church was built using stones taken from Hadrian’s Wall.

Picture of the north transept of Hexham Abbey

Map

Advertisements

Written by curly

September 8, 2006 at 1:00 am

7 Responses

Subscribe to comments with RSS.

  1. That’s a mighty fine church, I like the fact that it’s dark which gives it more character.

    John

    September 8, 2006 at 1:14 am

  2. Majestic is the only word that comes to mind. (Well, “Wow” was the very first word, but…)

    Susan

    September 8, 2006 at 8:41 am

  3. Ah, there she is. An astonishing work of art. The light coming through the windows gives the place the right mood.

    Carlos

    September 8, 2006 at 10:16 am

  4. I’m thankful for the comments, perhaps I’ll post another Hexham Abbey picture in a couple of weeks time. I’d like to show you all the larger version of the monks’ nightstairs!

    Curly

    September 8, 2006 at 11:44 am

  5. This is breathtaking…great shot!

    Candice & Megan

    September 8, 2006 at 2:56 pm

  6. Very stunning! I love the light coming through the stained glass windows. They are like luminous tapestries.

    Jane

    September 9, 2006 at 8:36 pm

  7. Gorgeous photo! I likely like your subject choices for the blog. Very nice.

    Louz

    September 12, 2006 at 8:01 pm


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: