Deborah (debris4spike) wrote,

Glastonbury Abbey

Sorry I didn't post these yesterday, but I was watching M*A*S*H on TV, and as it was the last episode, I ended up watching it without stopping. When it was first shown here it was just after I left college and it really poignant. Spending 4 years together with friends, yet I knew I wouldn't see many of them ever again. It still reminds me of those days studying to be an osteopath and the great people I was with then.

Anyway, I continue with my trip to Glastonbury.

We went to the Abbey. Like many Abbeys in England it was destroyed by Henry VIII. The building remains are beautiful, as are the couple of the smaller buildings that are still fairly undamaged. We managed to miss the rain, and enjoyed the walk. Plenty of excuses to dig out the camera!

In the museum, visitor centre there was a model of what the building would have probably looked like
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This was in the undercroft behind the area of the alter
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This was a model of a 11th century Abbot, who was also Archbishop of Canterbury
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This thorntree was repudeded to have been made when Josph of Arimathea planted his staff
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St Thomas' Chapel.  The painting is that of Mary Magdelene
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The Side wall
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Some of the original tiles of the Abbey
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The Abbot's Kitchen
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Glastonbury Tor is on it's way!
Tags: camera, church, glastonbury, holiday 2016, mash
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