I found the relationship between the outside view and the dark interiors especially fascinating. The place had such a profound sense of history that I half expected to see a hooded monk walk by!
The Abbey is one of those places that you can thoroughly research before you visit but no amount of research can prepare you for the experience within those walls. The monastery is long gone but people are still buried here, services are still held here and there is a sense of loving care that is obvious in the carefully maintained property. When you are here, the hustle and bustle of the world seems far away indeed.
|Click here to walk through the Abbey.
I've been to the Abbey twice and each time came away with a different feeling. I know that when I go again, it will continue to entrance and to challenge me. Places like this deserve to be visited over and over again.In fact, it is the only way you can come to truly know a place. Each time you visit, it will share another secret with you.
If you would like to walk around the Abbey with me, just click on the photograph on the right to see the YouTube video I made of my experience. Enjoy!