Thursday, May 25, 2006

Thursday Thirteen


Been scratching my head about TT - and then realised I hadn't told you about this place.....

1. This is Glastonbury...


oops - nope, this is the Glastonbury you all know from the news.......

2. This is OUR Glastonbury.......

cyberkitten, bionic dwarf and rca admiring the remains of the magnificent Lady Chapel.

3. Here is a nice shot of Lady Chapel to the left and the cloisters to the right.

4. This precariously hanging rock is the remains of the Abbot's Hall.


5. After a lovely stroll around the remains of the ancient Abbey, we left RCA in a comfortable pub and made our way to the Tor.


6. We walked........and walked........and walked........

7. The signs said '1 mile' - actually they ALL said '1 mile' - the National Trust is nothing if not consistent!

8. Cyberkitten and bionic dwarf ploughed on up the hill, while I rested with a mild (chronic) case of the vapours as my vertigo kicked in.....

9. I pulled myself together (sort of) and struggled to the top and there was:


St Michael's Chapel. Once I had caught my breath and stopped quivering from fear, we debated why the Chapel had been put in such a ridiculous place. We decided it was a medieval form of 'Naughty Step' for the baaaad monks!

10. This is the view from the top, looking towards Bristol - or so the dial said!


11. Of course, what goes up must come down...........we came down the easy side - and there must have been HUNDREDS of steps. That coupled with a terrible wind made the descent almost as hairy as the ascent - luckily I had cyberkitten to hold on to!

12. The first church built in Glastonbury was built in the 7thC (600AD) and then added to by subsequent generations. It is reputed to be the resting place of King Arthur. It was destroyed during the reign of Henry VIII in about 1537 as part of the Dissolution of the Monasteries.

13. Want to know more?

cq


19 comments:

Kross-Eyed Kitty said...

Absolutely Gorgeous!!! You live in a very beautiful part of the world. Thanks for sharing the pictures!

Uisce said...

it looks so GREEN!! and so am I.

CyberKitten said...

That was a fun day - despite the 'interesting' signs.. ONE mile indeed. If we go back I'd taking a pedometer with me!

Too windy to stay at the Tor for very long. Great view though.

rashbre said...

Superb picture of the St Michael's Chapel!! And warning, I've tagged you over at rashbre central!

Wystful1 said...

Wow!!!! My hubby would LOVE this place!!! It's great.

Thanks for dropping by my Thursday list.

Jen said...

Wow! Those photos are gorgeous! Nothing here (U.S.) is that old, even the Native American ruins are much newer.

My T13 is up!

FRIDAY'S CHILD said...

They are very beautiful spots. Love the very green fields. Are they what my eyes can see? They look like tents. Wow lot of them huh.
Thanks for dropping by.

EmilyRoseJewel said...

What an amazing place! It would be just the place I would want to visit! Absolutely beautiful! Thanks for sharing! My list is up!

WendyWings said...

Gorgeous, naughty step for bad monks LOL

Lazy Daisy said...

Wow, great places, sign me up for a tour!

Le laquet said...

I love Glastonbury, my dad spent some "quality time in Weston" nearly 13 years ago and we visitied then ... I love the other Glastonbury too of course!

keda said...

ooh i do love glastonbury! both kinds.

but vertigo? on a HILL?? i understand (and suffer sometimes) on the top of high buildings, or climbing steep steps up towers etc but hills? you poor old thing. what a bummer!

mar said...

Beautiful, cq, what a wonderful TT, love the pics, specially the view over Bristol, and the little history lesson. Very, very nice. Yes, I want to know more, this is more fun than textbooks. Now come on over and you can read all about this one UK blogger you know and I *giggle*

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Beautiful Beautiful place CQ..and such fantastic incredible history..I love that. That is some walk up and then down..THAT is a workout! I love all your pictures, too...it's gives you such a feeling of the place.

Zeus said...

Hello! This is my first time to your blog, and I found it by way of Diva Kitty. I hadn't known Glastonbury was the supposed place for King Arthur's grave. If the human pet ever manages to make her way across the ocean, I hope she takes me with her so I can see those lush green hills. They look so pretty!

Of course, scrambling through the rocks and ruins would be fun too! I just don't think my human pet would enjoy chasing after me is all.

RCA said...

See I still think I had it right - you went trekking for miles,up a hill no less, while I drank cider in the local pub - built the year before Colombus 'discovered' America :-)

Fizzy said...

Beautiful pics it is a part of the country I have never been to. I may have to dig out my Yorkshire pictures though.

Have a good Friday (what is left of it)

Fizzy said...

oooooooo and you have been tagged *runs away and hides*

Fizzy said...

:)I thought you might like that Have a good Saturday