Tag Archives: Fountains

Arc – Pull up a Seat photo challenge 2019: Week 47

Each week at XingfuMama we are asked to ‘Pull up a seat‘.

I particularly like this one, I like the craftsmanship shown in the jointing, the simplicity of the arc, the way the seat stretches and fills the void between the walls, enfolding the tree.  At first look very simple, but I think a lot of thought has gone into this.

‘Arc’, Fountains Abbey, 2019.



Arches – Friendly Friday Photography Challenge – Construction

This week the friendly Friday photography challenge  has Manja as a guest host again, and is:

Welcome and a most Friendly Friday to you all. Today I stand in for Amanda again as the host of our beloved challenge. The theme she emailed me is not surprising, considering that she has just built a house: construction.

So one of my favourite elements of Construction and architecture, arches.

‘Arches’, Fountains abbey, 2019.


Wicker pig – Kammie’s Oddball Challenge: September 12th, 2019

Each week Kammie challenges us to post an oddball photo:

Odd Ball Photos are those great photos that you take which really don’t seem to fit into a common category.  We’ve all taken them and like them, because we just can’t hit delete and get rid of them.

A monk and a pig – in Wickerwork.

‘Wicker pig’, Fountains Abbey, 2019.Wicker pig



Reaching for an answer – One word Sunday Challenge: Monument / monumental

This week Debbie has challenged us with the following:

Welcome to One Word Sunday, and over to all of you to join the challenge with your own monument(al) post.

If there is one thing my library is not short of it is photos of monuments and the monumental.  So here is a photo from our recent trip to Fountains abbey, a truly monumental building.

‘Reaching for an answer’, Fountains abbey, 2019.Reaching for an answer


Where trolls live – Friday Fun: Bridges

For this weeks Friday Fun we have been asked:

bridges are built for many reasons, to cross a river, to heal a relationship

please share your pics or stories about bridges you’ve seen or crossed …
or take this opportunity to showcase your collection of bridge pics! 

Whether through your lens or using creative writing … go where the prompt leads!

‘Where trolls live’, Fountains Abbey, 2019.Where trolls live


Shady way – Which Way Challenge: August 15th, 2019

Each week sonofabeach96 challenges us with the following:

This Which Way challenge is all about capturing the roads, walks, trails, rails, steps, signs, etc. we move from one place to another on.  You can walk on them, climb them, drive them, ride on them, as long as the specific way is visible.  Any angle of a bridge is acceptable as are any signs.

‘Shady way’, Fountains Abbey, 2019.Shady way