Photographer's Note

I am sorry to disappoint all of you who have expected to see a fountain in the middle of an abbey. I did not find anything about the origin of this abbeys name but I guess Fountain may be just a surname of the founder. I had a pleasure to walk among these ruins yesterday. It is a wonderful place and I definitely want to go back there again.

Fountains Abbey was founded in 1132, operated for over 400 years, until 1539, when Henry VIII ordered the Dissolution of the Monasteries. It is one of the largest and best preserved ruined Cistercian monasteries in England. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Additional Photos by Mariusz Kamionka (mkamionka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7402 W: 106 N: 19443] (74447)
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