June 28, 2011

Lindisfarne Priory

Digital infrared original
Lindisfarne was the site of the first viking raid on Enland in 793 AD; the northmen attached the religious community on the island, and went on to capture most of North-eastern england. The priory who's ruins I photographed was re-established in Norman times in 1093 as a Benedictine house and continued until its suppression in 1536 under Henry VIII. The standing remains date from this later priory which is not on the original site, the parish church occupies that.
Digital original
Much like Whitby Abbey, 2.5 hours drive to the south, the stone at Lindisfarne was weathered into the most incredible patterns and textures - absolutely perfect to photograph.

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