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Belmont Abbey

Belmont Abbey, designed by Edward Pugin was built between 1854 and 1884 and is the home to a flourishing community of Benedictine monks.


Mr Shaw recently suggested I should join a Monastery

Belmont Abbey

Belmont Abbey, designed by Edward Pugin was built between 1854 and 1884 and is the home to a flourishing community of Benedictine monks.


Mr Shaw recently suggested I should join a Monastery

comments (23)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 1 Oct 2012, 02:11
How do benedictine monks flourish, Bill?

Are you hinting at yet another scandal?
Bill Phillips: No scandal as far as i know. I have no idea how they flourish but they do
I love the architecture!
Bill Phillips: Pugin designed and built many churches and is regarded as one of the finest neo-gothic Victorian Architects.
  • Astrid
  • The Netherlands.
  • 1 Oct 2012, 05:12
Great pictures.
Are you allowed to take Mr. Pig with you in the Monastery???
Bill Phillips: I have no idea. He stayed at home on this trip as he was busy reading a Lee Child
I like the three points of view Bill... and your collage is just perfect....petersmile
Bill Phillips: Thank you very much Peter
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 1 Oct 2012, 06:59
LOL at Astrid. HA! Mick, of course, has no clue what he's talking about. He just wants to make sure no one sends HIM off there. grin But what a place to visit!
Bill Phillips: Not knowing what he is talking about hasn't ever slowed him down Ginnie.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 1 Oct 2012, 07:19
Yes, you should and you could join... - The Benedictines are famous for their good beer, cheese and sausages, in any case in our country - a fine collage!
Bill Phillips: The one monk who showed us round part of the monastery certainly had the look of a man who enjoyed life! He had a lovely sense of humour
''Get thee to a monastry Phillips ...''
Hmmmmm ... Is Mr Shaw getting his knowledge of Hamlet a little muddled ....
Bill Phillips: The only Hamlet he knows are cigars
  • Chris
  • England
  • 1 Oct 2012, 07:53
This looks nice. Never heard of this place but I am attracted to Mr Shaw's suggeestion
Bill Phillips: Nor had I. it is between Hereford and Abergavenny
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet
  • 1 Oct 2012, 08:55
I am obliged to say Bill, Very nicely done. I take off the hat which I am not wearing to you.
Bill Phillips: I will imagine a hat being taken off
The sooner you go the better,and take Trimbo with you as well.No idea what he is on about.
Bill Phillips: He is a teacher......need i say more?
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 1 Oct 2012, 09:09
I know how you like a collage, but I do think the top photo deserved centre stage. I especially like the finger of light across the foreground. A B&W candidate for the future perhaps?
Bill Phillips: Perhaps i'll put it on facebook!
  • Lisl
  • Bath, England
  • 1 Oct 2012, 09:32
I particulalrly like your top photo showing more of the Abbey Church itself, Bill
Bill Phillips: It was a delight Lisl
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 1 Oct 2012, 09:46
Was that Bernard Shaw? If so, he has been known to have extraordinary insight.
Bill Phillips: Sadly the other one from Blackpool
  • Helen
  • United States
  • 1 Oct 2012, 09:54
Beautiful building. I love the top shot!
Bill Phillips: It is a lovely building.
Monasteries usually have very good food.
Bill Phillips: Judging by the monk we met i'm sure it is true
I can vouch for the food, Bill! I stayed at Ealing Abbey (Benedictine order) for a few days, some years past and didn't go hungry! grin
By the way, this is a fine collage; I particularly like the top shot with radiating shadows!
Bill Phillips: We didn't get to try the food as there wasn't much sign of life in the restaurant...still we found a nice pub a bit further on!
So green and blue...
Bill Phillips: Two of nature's finest colours Larry
Another fine church. Mr.Pugin indeed designed churches all over the place didn't he.
Bill Phillips: Over a hundred I believe
A fine trilogy of images Bill.
Bill Phillips: Thank you kindly Fred
Very nice and original presentation of this beautiful place Bill!
Bill Phillips: Thanks Richard. Thought I'd try something a bit different
And are you headed for here, on Shaw's advice? Do they brew parsnip wine?
Bill Phillips: When would i ever take notice of Mr Shaw?? I hope not. Mind you I have always liked Lindisfarne Mead
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 1 Oct 2012, 20:57
Looks a nice place. Wasn't Mr Pugin the Russian president until recently?
Looks like quite a place, Bill.

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